Jabe’s review published on Letterboxd:
DO NOT TAKE OR SELL DRUGS
Saw 2 was a very pleasant surprise for me. I assumed, like the first one it’d be pretty bad, and I’m not exactly wrong in that regard. But, I gotta say, I had a very good time with this one. I think this movie taking place basically in realtime works very well for an intense and fast paced movie. Like the first one, we feel like we are stuck in those situations with them. The characters were meh, but I liked the other Wahlberg in it and everyone else I don’t have any gripes with. The gore is much more prevalent in this one, but I don’t think it gets to “torture porn” yet. The gore, like I said before, makes us feel much more immersed in it because we’d be seeing that shit too. And that needle scene...🙉
Overall, not as good as the first one but just as entertaining.