Just watched the sequel to Saw. Didn't much care for the original but since I write horror screenplays I figured I should.
Disappointing. Let's see: Not scary. No characters to root for (I like film noir so the characters needn't be likeable but at least intriguing and only Jigsaw seemed more than a paper-thin type). No cool plot twists. Unbelievable plot turns (hey, I believe E.T. can make children on bicycles fly so it takes a lot to make me say "No way".) Basically a body count movie with little respect for its audience.
Oh, well, it grossed something like $250 million. Maybe I need to rethink my writing. I'm not writing literature (no one would mistake my stories for that) but at least I try to make them intriguing and enjoyable. More blood, I need more blood. Maybe some guts, too.