MOVIE REVIEW: No buzz in eighth film of Saw franchise
Laura Vandervoort stars in a scene from the movie, Jigsaw. Photo: CNS/Lions Gate.
By Kurt Jensen
Butchery accompanied by siren-wail screaming, franchise shock value that has long since played out and a rapid descent into self-parody, this is Jigsaw.
The eighth, uh, film in the ‘Saw’ series, which is now about seven and a half movies too long – has nothing new to say and far too much about it that’s familiar, most prominently, scenes of intricately choreographed torture and murder.
The five trapped victims here, as always, face gross-out hacking in a series of claustrophobic enclosures. The cutlery deployed against them includes knives,