Spiral Reviews Are In, Has Chris Rock Saved the Saw Franchise?

Spiral Reviews Are In, Has Chris Rock Saved the Saw Franchise?
Many horror fans could not believe their luck when it was announced that both Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson had added their names and talents to a Saw spin-off. With many expecting something different to what has come before in the franchise, how has Spiral: From the Book of Saw fared with critics now that the first reviews are out?

Beginning with Meagan Navarro of Bloody Disgusting, who gave the movie an impressive 4 out of 5, Spiral does indeed add something different to the long-running Saw formula, subverting expectations and taking the franchise in a whole new direction.

"Spiral brings style and substance, with a few chuckles to balance the gore. For this standalone entry, Bousman subverts familiarity and reinvigorates the franchise by evolving the universe."

Comicbook.com critic Patrick Cavanaugh echoed some of these sentiments, praising the movie's decision to focus on character as well as inventive death sequences, though
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