Quick-Thoughts: Jigsaw (2017)

Saw Marathon • 2nd Viewing • Warning: Minor Spoilers Ahead

This is essentially the Jurassic World of the Saw franchise with its quip-central dialogue/acting and high-budget polished look to filter out the fear that’s umm meant to come from its genre (word?), except it’s not working off a whole lot of backbone or high expectations as Spielberg’s franchise which makes it somewhat less offensive than… well… Jurassic World. It’s clearly trying to cater to a larger audience while also automating as a tribute to familiar elements from its predecessors, and by familiar, I mean almost to-the-bone copycat ideas: the chain pulling/hanging + drowning + collar traps, the ending being just a combo of Saw II, IV and V’s twists, and Nelson literally being Hoffman 2.0. Yep, it all boils down to just a retread, so there’s not a whole lot more to say about this 2017 revamp. LA-ME and LA-ZY. 

The psycho hipster fangirl plot point though had potential… but only potential. *sigh* Spiral, here we go!

Verdict: D

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“Jigsaw” is now available to stream on Peacock.

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