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Saw 3D

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The final piece of the Jigsaw puzzle. Maybe.

Saw 3D review

The Saw franchise continues to be one of the most divisive horror series ever, maligned as crass commercial trash by horror purists but beloved by less obsessed thrill-seekers.

Saw 3D – improbably touted as the ‘final’ film in the series – will do little to inch either camp in a different direction.

The story involves author Bobby Dagen (Sean Patrick Flanery), a rare survivor of one of the deadly traps set by the morally dubious puzzle-box killer Jigsaw (Tobin Bell).

Dagen’s used his story to become a successful self-help guru, much to the chagrin of now-dead Jigsaw’s shadowy minions.

Said lackeys concoct a new set of stabby, limb-chopping traps in which to snare Dagen’s friends and family, forcing him to once again face Jigsaw’s judgment. Plenty of blood and screaming ensues.

To director Kevin Greutert’s (Saw VI) credit, there are several major twists, one very unexpected character from a prior Saw returns, and (nearly) everyone dies in the end, so this entry does, at least, feel like a grand finale.

On the other hand, the 3D is barely-there, the clanging machine-rock soundtrack is merciless, and the traps are decidedly ho-hum. Even running its final lap, Saw still oozes mediocrity.

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    • mattysamps

      Nov 16th 2010, 14:04

      4

      Enjoyable film despite the OTT gore synonymous with the franchise. Should be the end, but the door has been left ajar and I wouldn't be surprised to see SKY running a chronicles series, much in the vein of Terminator (Sarah Connor Chronicles).

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      Dec 4th 2010, 6:14

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    • Legacy3D

      Jan 8th 2011, 17:27

      2

      Having been a big fan of the saw movies, i had high hopes for this being the last movies in the series to be one of the best. However i was wrong, when i first was made aware of the movie was going to be in 3D, i was unsure because none of the other movies have been in 3D. But from the trailers the 3D effects looked like they could work very well for the final chapter of this series. but after watching this i have to say it is one of the worst saw movies out of the series. The story line seems to have taken a back side and replaced with more traps than the other movies. (12 traps in this) also out of all the traps in this only a few of them seem special and different from anything which has not been seen in the other movies. Another problem is that there are very limited scenes of Tobin Bell (Jigsaw) and Cary Elwes (Doctor Gordon). I know that Jigsaw died in the 3rd movie but i expected to see more of him as he is one of the movies most known. The 3D effects do nothing for the experience i belive and this is mabye why the dvd release is only 2D. However good points i would make are the The Public Execution Trap in the opening seen and The Garage Trap which are different from anything seen before.

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    • pathanguy

      Jan 18th 2011, 16:36

      that one also is looking good will try it out. Tinnitus Treatment

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