Wanna play a game? Well, Lionsgate does because they probably need money. That is pretty much the first, lingering thought I had through most of this damn movie: Cash Grab.
Almost a decade has passed since the last Jigsaw killings. All of John Kramer’s followers are dead and gone, or are they? The investigations kick up after a series of bodies turn up mutilated in classic Jigsaw fashion as we discover a new game afoot. The players involved have sins Jigsaw demands they confess. As a mortician and his jigsaw obsessed assistant follow the leads, they begin to discover a truth about John Kramer and the event that kicked off his descent into madness, leading to the question did he really die in the first place?
For the most part this movie can up and kiss my ass. Jigsaw maybe a reboot but essentially it reuses most of the series plots in a mash. The final trap is pretty cool in a way over the top WTF fashion but none of the traps are really memorable. The characters are forgettable except for Tobin Bell’s cameo. It is filmed better than most of the series and it is really fast paced but in the end, it’s a Saw movie, by movie #8 in the series you should know what you are in for. May the gaming gods bring you glory.