claira curtis’s review published on Letterboxd:
Escape Room (2019) feels impressively copy-cat-esque after seeing Saw V.
I actually found myself much more intrigued with this one! There’s enough happening with either storyline to give the audience a) a break from the torture porn b) space to muse over the inner workings of the plot.
I will say though, it sure seems like the Saw franchise regretted killing John in Saw 3... Since he’s made an appearance in every Saw since. Very Jason Voorhees, Michael Meyers like of John just continuously popping up still.