Jigsaw, the contraption serial killer, gathered a bunch of people in a condemned building and puts them to the test, again; this time as a group. Pushed to their limits, all characters eventually become hostile to each other. This is, in a way, Saw on a larger scale. The pace is faster, the cast larger, and the game more complex.
The story blends well with the first movie, some characters return and there is stunning continuity. The visual style and the filtered photo match the original picture. No plot detail is left to chance and every subplot finds its purpose. Expect the same score, excellent performances, significant production quality, the same frantic editing, and, of course, high shock and stress value.
Half of it takes place in Jigsaw's workshop, with a villain on the verge of death and with nothing to lose: someone that can't be threatened or reasoned with. He watches people die one by one in the most creative ways, something we now expect from the creators. The gimmick is simple: suffer or die suffering. It's not much of a choice, but it's terrifyingly relatable and horribly satisfying...