Saw 3D: The Final – Film Review

Director: Kevin Greutert
Starring: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Sean Patrick Flanery, Cary Elwes

Saw’s games come to an end, in the final chapter of what has changed the genre of horror forever.

Starring everyone’s favourites, including Tobin Bell, (Jigsaw) Costas Mandylor, (Mark Hoffman) and Betsy Russell, (Jill Tuck) the gore feast series of scenes are back once again, and this time have taken the experience of Saw to a whole new level.

After claiming to be a sole survivor of one of Jigsaw’s sick games, writing his memoirs in his very own book, fame hungry Bobby Dagen (Sean Patrick Flanery) finds himself living Jigsaw’s games for real. Awakening to find himself locked in a steel cage being informed his wife will die in sixty minutes if he does not reach her in time, Dagen must undergo a series of life threatening games that by any standards of Saw, are more cunning, clever and sickening than ever before. As the minutes quickly deteriorate, and investigations to exploit the personality behind the sinister serial killer continues, Saw 3D promises to clear up all the loose ends since the franchise began back in 2004. Or does it?

Back to true Saw traditions that we have seen in many previous outings, with sixty minutes somewhat becoming the norm to the human mouse trap Saw 3D plays out, you can’t help but think this has all been seen before. Similar in many ways to Saw VI, the gut feeling would be to turn this latest outing off after only a matter of minutes, with a clear ending, and acknowledgement of events throughout allowing the synopsis to be worked out sooner rather than what we would most hope for later, yet this is Saw and unless you are weak at the stomach, it is never turned off half way through. With its iconic traps, and intelligent methods of reasons used throughout, the traps of Saw 3D are something that we all need to talk about. Becoming more violent, inhuman and complicated than what audiences have had to indulge  in previous years, Saw has gone out with a bang, doing whatever it can to be remembered as a moment in cinema history that not only changed the way we view horror, but has introduced a whole new genre to the cinema industry.

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