on his deathbed, Jigsaw and his sexy, psychotic sidekick set up
one last round of sadistic games to test, torture and terminate
another round of unappreciative subjects. Also theyve captured
a doctor whos life literally depends on keeping our cancerous
killer ticking to see it to its fruition.
III threw me a little. Early into it I really felt it was
going to be a big disappointment. Everything was right in line
with I and II, but at the same time something had changed. Little
did I know that was part of the point, and by the time the credits
rolled Id been won over once again. Of course, brutal and
squeam-inducing violence is the main course, served with a side
of suspense with a slight twist for dessert.
movie is filled with the same cringe-worthy, sadistic traps, challenges,
and the like to make it hard for anyone to feel they didnt
get their moneys worth. We all know there will be hordes
of haters just dying to jump on the blood-drenched bandwagon and
pretend they had this one all figured out before they even sat
down in the theater.
will be others who genuinely dislike this one for reasons other
than misdirected conformity, for example, its complex as
hell. Instead of a minor plot point turned into a huge shocker
ending, this ones got a major plot point thats not
really meant to be so much of a surprise as a damn, thats
pretty cool. It is pretty cool, too. You wont expect
it to end as it does, but this ones definitely relying on
the twist much less than the previous films.
really hard to even talk about, its very much like a Shakespearean
tragedy crossed with a torture/horror film. Say what you want
about it, this one really wrapped up the trilogy neatly and left
us with a disturbed but weirdly satisfied feeling. Thats
another thing that some people wont like about this movie,
the ending isnt what we want, but at the same time its
impossible not to appreciate. By its very nature it causes
conflict within us, and some people cant abide that at all.
I really enjoyed the movie and felt it was very fitting. While
it did make me cringe, it never reached the level of suspense
and tension that the previous two maintained. I felt less connected
to the victims and more so to Amanda and Jigsaw, which is a common
problem in sequels and really detracts from the scariness of a
horror film. I didnt feel that was the fault of the filmmakers,
just that theyre more important to the viewer at this point.
of Amanda, Shawnee Smith was absolutely great. Her good looks
and ultra-girlie voice are so perfect for the anger and anguish
of the role, the conflict of who she is and how she is really
the very least, theres some seriously grisly goings-on going
on in Saw III, a movie like this really has something for
any horror fan.
out of 10 really gruesome headache remedies