Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021)

Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) – Movie Review

13th May 2021 Written by Peter Walkden

Following on from the previous Saw films, Spiral: From the Book of Saw introduces a new lead character named Detective Zeke Banks (Chris Rock).   After finishing his most recent undercover case, which did not end well, Zeke is forced to take on a new rookie partner named William (Max Minghella).  Zeke has many issues when it comes to his current Police Department. Since he testified against an officer, his follow officers call him a snitch and dislike him.  He is constantly checking his back as cops consistently give him flak and play pranks on him.  It does not help that Zeke is also battling with the respectful image of his father, who was once an officer of the law but has since retired.

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Zeke and his new partner get a call out to a gruesome murder and crime scene where the victim was the close friend of Zeke and someone who also wore the badge.  Soon, a series of chaos, games, and murders occur across the city as a Jigsaw copycat emerges, and Zeke is right in the centre of the game.

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I’ve always been a fan of the Saw franchise but not necessarily for all the gore and violent traps; I have always been fascinated by the thriller aspect. I’ve always enjoyed a big reveal at the end of each film, hoping to be shocked and surprised.  For those who are not aware, the director of this film is none other than Darren Lynn Bousman, who previously directed Saw movies 2,3 & 4, which are undoubtedly among the better releases out of the series (just my opinion).  But Spiral is quite different to any Saw film I have ever seen.  Firstly, the lead played by Chris Rock was an unexpected casting choice, but to the actor’s credit, I thought, for the most part, he did an incredible job with only a couple of moments that felt weak or did not quite deliver.

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I was also surprised to see the lead be witty and funny, which was also a new additional ingredient to the horror series.  The same could be said about actor Samuel L. Jackson.  The character relationship between the two was fun and highly believable. As a plot, I loved the film’s setup and the general mysteries that are introduced.  The thriller aspect is more present here, something that has been lacking in some of the previous films.

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Zeke is always on the run and always finding out something new in both the present and his past. While I enjoyed the film’s plot and the introduction of a Jigsaw copycat on the loose, I was disappointed to find the “big reveal” very predictable, but everything else, including victims and traps, most certainly delivered surprises.  Having seen the film, I afterwards found myself questioning many aspects which do not add up or make sense, and certain scenes were not needed.   But this is a Saw film, and I accept it is not supposed to require deep thinking, so this issue shall vary among its audiences.

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For those who are curious, the traps do not seem to have the same style of creativity and a high level of gore. However, I still found all the traps to deliver plenty of moments that made me tense up in my cinema seat, and I admired the film’s attempt to do a few things differently, which kept me engaged.  The visuals were great, and I enjoyed the filming style, which felt fresh and somewhat familiar.  The jump scares certainly feel repetitive and always loud, which worked well early in the film, but because the same tactic was repeated, it quickly loses its finesse.

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Overall, I am thankful we have another sequel in the universe of Saw that feels fresh and attempts to be different from the rest.  It was great to see actor Chris Rock venture into something new, and for the most part, I thought he did a solid job as the lead.  The film also focuses on delivering more of a thriller instead of being just another gorefest.  While the thrills here were welcomed, the big reveal for me was far too predictable, and the film has highly questionable plot points.  Nevertheless, I still had a great time with this film, and it certainly builds on the Saw universe.  Spiral is undoubtedly a film I suggest you see if you love the previous titles or are seeking new thrills and uncomfortable violence.  Play the game if you dare.

7.0/10

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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A horrible sickness is plaguing the land of England. The Reckoning follows Grace (Charlotte Kirk), who makes the awful discovery that her husband killed himself after becoming sick.  Feeling it was the only way to protect Grace and their child, he left her alone to...

Centigrade (2020)

Inspired by actual events, Centigrade follows Naomi (Genesis Rodriguez), a novelist travelling with her husband Matt (Vincent Piazza). While the two are travelling to Norway for a book tour, they decide to stop their SUV and get some rest.  They also cannot drive...

Violation (2020)

In the present day, Miriam struggles to have a cheerful marriage and feels her relationship is near to divorce.  She and her husband return to her hometown to catch up with her younger sister and brother-in-law after being apart for many years. Miriam hopes that...

Freaky (2020)

‘The Butcher’ (Vince Vaughn) is a violent serial killer who takes joy in killing anyone who gets in his way. His focus is usually on young teenagers who enjoy hanging around together. He generally doesn't say much, but his large knife seems to do all the talking and...

Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob (2021)

Scooby-Doo and the gang are back in an all-new animated feature! Shortly after the gang solve yet another mystery, they make a strange discovery about Shaggy and his past. Thanks to a DNA test, it is revealed that Shaggy is related to someone from Camelot in medieval...

Superintelligence (2020)

Carol Peters (Melissa McCarthy) is an average person trying to make a difference in the world. She is currently single, seeking new work, and in her spare time, has a passion for helping animals find new homes. But Carol's kind nature attracts the eye of the...

The Tangle (2019)

Set in the future, our film is, in fact, a sci-fi murder mystery. The film begins with mysterious scenes and a voiceover claiming to be too old to be conducting such Sherlock Holmes type murder mysteries.  We then cut to an interrogation room called Point Mugu...

Slaxx (2020)

Libby (Romane Denis) has always dreamed of working in the retail store known as CCC's (aka Canadian Cotton Clothiers). She finally gets the opportunity to work as a salesclerk. Naturally, Libby is over the moon to represent and work with such a colossal clothing...

Hope Gap (2019)

Edward (Bill Nighy) & Grace (Annette Bening) are a couple who have been married for twenty-nine years. In the present day, the two live in a small town with stunning views- Hope Gap. The marriage has become a real struggle for each of them.  Each day is full...

Never Too Late (2020)

Jack Bronson (James Cromwell) is the newest arrival at a local nursing home.  Soon we learn the ex-Vietnam Vet has a top-secret mission of his own.  He hopes to be reunited with a love from his past and has unfinished business to complete.  But Jack...

Come True (2020)

Things are not looking too good for a young high school student named Sarah.  Sarah chooses to run away from her mother and refuses to go back home, sleeping the night at a local park.  But Sarah has issues when it comes to sleeping.  The worst part is...

Cosmic Sin (2021)

Cosmic Sin (2021) - Movie Review 7th March 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Annabelle (Kathie Lee Gifford) is a widow. Sick of living alone and in the past, she decides to pack her bags and go on a trip unlike anything before. Travelling with her husband's ashes in an...

Lucky (2020)

May (Brea Grant) is a writer who is well known for writing "How To" books. She is also known for writing blogs online and is a general influencer among women. May's publisher tells her that book sales have slowed down, but she will continue to do whatever she can to...

Russian Doll: Season One (2019)

Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) is a woman who lives in New York City and works on creating and developing the latest video games. The series begins with Nadia in the bathroom. As she walks outside the bathroom, it's revealed that her close friends have put on a massive party...

Mork & Mindy: Season One (1978)

Nanu Nanu! Mork (Robin Williams) is an alien from the planet Ork. He's well known for being loud, quirky and quick to deliver several one-liners. While his leaders aren't overly fond of Mork and his cheeky nature, they require him for a mission unlike any other. Mork...

Possessor (2020)

Tasya (Andrea Riseborough) is an agent who works for a top-secret organization.  This organization consistently uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people's bodies. You see, when Tasya takes over someone's body, she can turn them into the ultimate...

Night Shift | Police (2020)

Our film begins with the introduction of officers Virginie (Virginie Efira), Erik (Gregory Gadebois) & Aristide (Omar Sy). The introduction of the film gives us a sneak peek of their personal lives and some of the drama each character is attempting to overcome....

Last Call (2019)

Beth (Sarah Booth) is having a frustrating evening. While driving to her night job as a janitor, she receives word about her twelve-year-old son who has yet to come home from going to the cinemas with a friend. She frantically contacts her babysitter while also trying...

Skyfire (2019)

The film begins with a young girl, Ming Li, and her two parents studying a volcano. During the testing process, the volcano erupts and takes the life of her mother.  Jumping forward to the present day, Ming Li (Hannah Quinlivan) is all grown up and now following...

Burn (2019)

Our film is set at a gas station which is open 24/7. Working on the evening shift are two young girls, Melinda (Tilda Cobham-Hervey) & Sheila (Suki Waterhouse). Melinda is generally a quiet and shy person who has been dealing with several personal matters. As a...

Followed (2018)

Mike is a famous influencer on social media. He is known for recording his fun live streams relating to horror stories with his username @dropthemike.  Mike is offered a massive sponsorship from a clothing label known as Haute Gothic on one condition; he reaches...

Boss Level (2021)

Roy (Frank Grillo) is an ex-special forces officer who, from the minute he wakes up in his bed, many people (aka skilled assassins!) are trying to kill him. You see, Roy is trapped in a never-ending time loop. Each day he lives, he learns more about what is going on,...

Awoken (2019)

Karla (Sara West) is a medical student who is passionate to learn everything relating to insomnia and understand the real cause.  This passion is fuelled by her brother, Blake (Benson Jack Anthony), suffering from a significant sleep disorder. The doctors in...

Shook (2021)

Mia (Daisye Tutor) is a superstar when it comes to her fame on social media. She is well known for promoting premium cosmetic products under her username @makeupbymia. While her social media profile shows the world nothing but perfection, in the real world, Mia is...

Jungleland (2019)

This film follows two brothers- Stanley (Charlie Hunnam) and Lion (Jack O'Connell). In the present, the two struggle to make ends meet but continue to focus on the world of bare-knuckle boxing. Stanley is the trainer and general manager, and Lion is the fighter with...

Gretel & Hansel (2020)

Based on the well-known fairy tale, this film follows two siblings, Hansel and Gretel.  The two come from a poor upbringing and are forced to knock on doors around the countryside seeking work, hoping to earn money to buy food. One evening as they return home...

Rage (1966)

Set within a small town, the film follows Dr Reuben (Glenn Ford).  He lives in a tiny town, so small that he is the town's only hope when people become unwell or fall pregnant. In the present day, Dr Reuben enjoys spending his spare time getting drunk and is...

The Little Things (2021)

Joe Deacon used to be a top detective until the workload and stress caught up with him.  Now, he is a Deputy Sheriff and has been requested to go back to his old Police Station in Los Angeles to collect evidence.  While trying to collect the required...

Long Story Short (2021)

Teddy (Rafe Spall) is a man who keeps putting things off. He can never seem to make time for others or even commit to booking in dates for major events in his life. We get to witness how Teddy met the love of his life, Leanne (Zahra Newman). After an awkward and yet...

The People Upstairs (2020)

The film introduces us to a couple who have been together for many years in an apartment building. But unfortunately for this couple, Julio (Javier Camara) & Ana (Griselda Siciliani), their relationship consists of arguments, disagreements, and a lack of...