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SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW

"Gruesome, Anti-Police Torture Porn"

Quality:
Content: -4 Gross immorality, and/or worldview problems.
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What You Need To Know:

SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW is another ultraviolent SAW movie. A Jigsaw copycat killer targets a corrupt police department in an unnamed American city. The killer kidnaps corrupt cops and places them in vicious torture devices reflecting their crimes. Chris Rock plays Detective Zeke Burns, a good cop leading the attempt to stop the vicious killer. Zeke, whose father ran the department before he retired, has been shunned by other cops because, when he was younger, he exposed a fellow officer as corrupt.

The production values in SPIRAL are perhaps higher than the previous SAW sequels. However, it’s still just the same gruesome torture porn. Also, the new killer’s voice sounds rather wimpy, not creepy at all. Besides the gruesome violence, SPIRAL contains the most foul language of any SAW movie, more than 190 obscenities and profanities, including many “f” words. Also, the copycat killer gets away with his vicious murders, and the hero cop fails. Finally, SPIRAL tells an Anti-American, humanist, politically correct story that says corruption among American police officers is widespread. SPIRAL doesn’t give a racial tone to this message, however.

Content:

(HH, PCPCPC, APAPAP, LLL, VVV, A, D, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong humanist worldview where villain seeks justice by killing corrupt cops in gruesome ways and the villain essentially gets away with it, with politically correct, Anti-American, anti-police content suggesting all the police detectives in one department except one are corrupt (movie avoids, however, making the corruption a racial issue even though the one cop is black – one of the corrupt cops turns out to be black)

Foul Language:
At least 186 obscenities, six strong profanities and two light profanities

Violence:
Extreme violence some extreme blood and gore includes people kidnapped, people drugged, people restrained, people placed in torture devices where they have to let a piece of their body be cut or yanked off to live, man hit by subway train and this splatters his body across the windshield and around the tracks, man’s whole tongue organ shown having been yanked out of his mouth, man’s fingers are slowly torn off his hands, police examine gruesome corpses, character’s face is covered by a cloth and hit by boiling wax, cop shoots a witness in cold blood as his hidden son watches, man’s body is attached to devices that drain his blood slowly into circular see-through plastic cups, police empty their weapons into the body of a man they falsely think is pulling a gun on them,

Sex:
No sex

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
brief alcohol use

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
Brief smoking but no drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Kidnapping, police corruption, two police officials look the other way when cp[s under them are corrupt.

More Detail:

SPIRAL is another ultraviolent SAW movie, about a Jigsaw copycat killer targeting a corrupt police department in an unnamed American city, starring Chris Rock as a good cop leading the task force trying to stop the vicious killer, but the good cop has been shunned by the other cops because, when he was younger, he exposed one of their fellow officers as corrupt. SPIRAL is mostly just more of the same gruesome torture porn, with maybe a little classier production, but the dialogue contains nearly constant foul language, and the movie seems to regurgitate some of the politically correct leftist lie that all cops are extremely corrupt.

The movie opens with one detective being lured into the subway system by a purse snatcher. The copycat Jigsaw killer captures him, puts him on a chair and places his head in an elaborate steel trap that will cut off his tongue. A video from the killer informs the cop that a train is coming and will hit him if he doesn’t bite down on a device in his mouth and sever his tongue with the steel trap. The killer’s voice informs the cop that the trap was designed because the cop’s lies on the witness stand have sent many innocent people to jail. Of course, as with nearly all the Jigsaw traps, the victim ends up dying, with the train splattering his body while the trap yanks his whole tongue from his mouth.

Chris Rock plays Detective Zeke Banks. Zeke likes to work alone because the other detectives have shunned him ever since he exposed a fellow officer as corrupt. Zeke’s father, Marcus, used to run the department, but has retired. The woman who’s taken his father’s place, Capt. Angie Garza, wants Zeke to investigate the dead body on the subway tracks. The body’s identity has not been discovered yet, however. Also, Garza wants Zeke to take on a partner, a rookie detective named William Schenk.

On the drive to the subway tracks, Zeke learns that William is happily married with a child. Zeke is undergoing a divorce, so he mocks William’s happy marriage. He predicts William’s wife will grow increasingly dissatisfied with being a cop’s wife. He points out that most crimes happen during the weekend. He says no amount of Tuesday nights with William will make up for the Saturday nights they will miss together because William has to work. He reminds William that cops have among the highest divorce and suicide rates.

Anyway, they soon discover that the victim on the subway tracks is a detective Zeke liked because he didn’t shun Zeke. Also, the copycat Jigsaw killer mails the man’s tongue to Zeke, along with a note. When a second murdered corpse shows up, Capt. Garza forms a task force, but wants someone other than Zeke to lead it. He convinces her, however, that he should lead the task force. Then, Zeke’s father goes missing as more dead, mutilated cops appear. The unknown killer keeps leaving notes accusing the dead cops of a serious act of corruption, including murder.

Can Zeke find out what happened to his father? Can Zeke stop this new fiend who’s torturing and killing cops?

The production values in SPIRAL, the new SAW movie, are perhaps higher than the previous sequels. However, it’s still just the same gruesome torture porn. Also, the new killer’s voice sounds rather wimpy, not creepy at all.

Besides the gruesome violence, SPIRAL contains the most foul language of any SAW movie, at least more than 190 obscenities and profanities, including many “f” words. Also, the copycat killer [SPOILERS FOLLOW] gets away with his vicious murders, and the hero cop fails to bring him to justice or save any of the cops targeted by him. Finally, SPIRAL ultimately tells an Anti-American, humanist, politically correct story that says corruption among American police officers is widespread. SPIRAL doesn’t give a racial tone to this message, however.