8 questions the Saw X trailer does (and doesn’t) answer

Saw X. Photo Credit: Alexandro Bolaños Escamilla
Saw X. Photo Credit: Alexandro Bolaños Escamilla /

What do you think of the Saw X trailer? I hate to admit it, but when I heard another Saw movie was coming out, I groaned, “Another one?” (Which may or may not have been accompanied by an eye roll.)

And yet, FOMO got the best of me. I watched the trailer, which ended up answering questions I didn’t even realize I had.

The biggest questions the Saw X trailer answers

For instance, I wondered if Spiral: The Book of Saw would be the last installment in the Saw franchise. But part of me also thought, “Naw. It’s not the end. It’s way too popular of a franchise. They’ll find a way to make another movie.”

But how?

After all, the original Jigsaw, John Kramer, was dead. Sure, others have taken his place. They could always run with that angle again, but they didn’t.

Instead, just like in the movies themselves, there was a twist. It involves a backward time hop that allows Tobin Bell to reprise his role as John Kramer.

The Saw X synopsis from Lionsgate explains that the newest movie is “the most chilling installment of the Saw franchise yet.” It also “explores the untold chapter of Jigsaw’s most personal game.”

"Set between the events of SAW I and II, a sick and desperate John travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure in hopes of a miracle cure for his cancer – only to discover the entire operation is a scam to defraud the most vulnerable. Armed with a newfound purpose, John returns to his work, turning the tables on the con artists in his signature visceral way through a series of ingenious and terrifying traps."

Saw X poster trailer
SAW X – Courtesy Lionsgate /

Honestly didn’t see that coming.

So Kramer is back, but what about the creepy bike-riding Jigsaw or Pighead?

Why I even wondered if they’d be back or not, who knows? They’re in every movie, aren’t they? Saw X is no different.

Then there were the victims. If I’d paid closer attention to the synopsis, I’d probably have been able to puzzle out who they’d be this go around. The trailer made that abundantly clear.

Questions the Saw X trailer doesn’t answer

One question, in particular, has haunted me ever since I saw the Saw X trailer: why did they wait so long to make this movie? Why wasn’t it Saw 2 instead? Wouldn’t that have made a better progression in the storyline?

But if they had, would they have even gotten to a Saw X —and would it be as anticipated as this one is?

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