Saw III (2006)

Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman

Written by: Leigh Whannell

Story by:
Leigh Whannell & James Wan


Tobin Bell .... Jigsaw / John
Shawnee Smith .... Amanda
Angus McFadyen .... Jeff
Baher Soomekh .... Dr. Lynn Denlon

Special Appearances:

Donnie Wahlberg .... Eric Matthews
Dina Meyer .... Kerry
Betsy Russell .... Jill

Release Date: Theatrical: October 27, 2006

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Jigsaw John (Tobin Bell) is sick with a brain tumor and gets his ally Amanda (Shawnee Smith) to kidnap a surgeon named Dr. Lynn Denlon (Baher Soomekh) who also has troubles with her marriage and bring her to his warehouse and puts a necklace gadget full of explosives around Lynn's neck connected to John Kramer's life support system, and tells her that if he dies the device will explode forcing her to help Jigsaw but yet she has the tools but not the ability to save his life in which needs a hospital treatment in which both Amanada and Jigsaw decline about. Lynn's time is running out in which she has to save him or it's game over for her.
Meanwhile, a troubled man named Jeff (Angus McFadyen) is badly scarred by his son's death and blames alot of people due to it and feeling like killing the one's who prevented it until he is caught in Jigsaw's game and had to make choices for a game of forgiveness with surprising dark consequences.


This sequel certainly meets up to the first one since it had alot of great disturbing and even more painful moments throughout it's plot. I mean it's hard to imagine the worst ways of dying and how slow as well as gross it can be.
It's nice to see where the last one left off and then continuing with the John man almost dying of a tumor and still playing his game but yet he seems to be a victim himself in many ways but yet tries to be helpful to one of his victims as if he's not such a bad guy after all.

Also a nice piece with Eric Matthews as where it left off with him screaming like he's having a tantrum while his leg is chained up and trying to saw the chain off as well as him looking around the room and spotting a cut off leg with him trying to do something similar and getting frusterated about it all which looked like a realistic person trapped and being too scared to do anything.
There's many good camera shots on police detectives trying to discover a case with good gruesome shots on a remains of a slaughtered body which looked believeably gross with the camera shots on it all.
Also good painful shots with the camera zooming in on hooks with chains impaled on someone with this victim looking anxious and crying in pain while trying to play the game in order to survive with a good shot on the timer going.
A good moment with Kerry pointing her gun in a dark room trying to track down Jigsaw with a good shot on Amanda wearing a pigs mask coming up from behind her and thumping her out which showed some good creepy timing on all of this. Then there's a good shot on Kerry in a room with metal objects stuck to her and a timer timing on her when she has to get a key out of a container of acid with good close up shots on her trying to get the key out of the acid as well as her hollering in pain which looked nice and intense.
A nice jumping approach by Amanda wearing the same mask towards Dr. Lynn Denlon as well as later on Amanda herself carrying her in a tied up in a wheelchair with her crying and then a good shot on John lying in bed sick talking to her about a game he tells her to play and placing something around her neck and forcing her to make him get better.
There's a good shot with Amanda and Lynn on each side with John and Lynn telling Amanda that he needs to get treatment at a hospital and Amanda going crazy on her by smacking her as well as getting forceful with her and then John weakly telling her to stop which was well paced.
There's a good shot on Jeff trapped in a steel box with him trying to struggle to get out and getting upset and aggressive which looked good.
A good flashback moment on Jeff in a room with a child as a dysfunctional conversation between father and daughter when she has a stuffed toy who belonged to her dead brother which had a nice dark feel to the moments on it.
Some good creepy moments with him in a room with a woman naked and chained up crying to ask him to set her free and good close up shots with freezing water being poured all over her giving a terrific horror feel to all of this.
There's alot of gross outs like pigs being grinded up into slop which I almost felt like puking when I saw this. The tortures were certainly heavy and even to some horror fans might not be able to handle all of that's happening.
A good disturbing shot on supporting character Judge Halden with his neck strapped down in a big tub object and good creepy shots on dead pigs being grinded up with the remains pouring in on him as he does well begging towards Jeff to free him which looked incredibly cringing thinking of a slow and gross way to die by drowning in pigs guts and goop. YUCK. Many terrific camera takes on all of this which looked gloomy and gruesome.
There's lots of great takes with Lynn doing head surgery on John and her calm words towards him as well as him acting patient and trying not to yell in pain while she's doing this plus some great close up shots on her doing surgery in his head. There's also nice moments with Amanda crying hysterically pacing around which looked nicely done.
A good struggling moment with someone screaming in pain while strapped up on a machine that's twisting his body with good close up shots on all of this plus good panicking moments with Judge Halden and Jeff trying to find the key to unlock him and encouraging him to hang in there.
There's many great flashback scene's. Some old and some new which totally explains as to why Jigsaw started this game along with how the first victims were trapped there in the first place uncovering alot of horror mysteries as well as describing the junkie Amanda and to how she got involved with everything.

A good flashback moment with both Amanda and John preparing to start the game by putting a sleeping body in a tub and chaining his leg etc. which looked good with their words towards one another and nice shots on this.
There's another nice flashback moment with Eric limping in a dark hallway getting hysterical by beating up on Amanda with him yelling in pain with close up shot on his injured foot and falling down. This scene was very well energised.
There's a good moment with Amanda getting in a rage by shooting Lynn and just going berserk with John weakly telling her it's all over and telling her about what was all done with her.
There's lots of great dark corridors leading to more traps which I loved as well as spotting brief victims being tortured to death in many artsy ways which looked terrifically done and would look good to create for a funhouse.
It's also shows a good message on someone who holds grudge's against people showing to the viewers who act like that is not worth doing cause what if this or that would happen to someone else. It's definetely a good showing of nasty karma just like in the previous films which would scre the shit out of anyone in real life wondering if they were kidnappend and had to go through as well as this wondering if they'd survive all of this.
Bottom line is this is a great sequel and probably more worth watching than the original since it's more clever and alot is happening here and can get nightmares after watching this thinking about what if this can happen to you. It's not one of those creeping up on you type of scary it's what's in your mind type of scary known as psychological.
The ending was great too leaving a door open for a nother sequel since the Saw films are almost like watching a horror soap opera just eager to find out what's happening next.

The acting is in great shape as always in which Tobin Bell (Jigsaw / John) seems to have a change of character this time as someone who is sick and does well by speaking weakly and showing a good sympathetic attitude this time around. He shows a nice versatality in his role of the film and proves he can wear many hats with his roles that he does.
Baher Soomeh
(Dr. Lynn Denlon) really made her part believeable playing a surgeon in the film and shows that she studied this part very well with her calm behavior when she performs surgery. She also does well with her emotional attitude and her tense frightened behavior as well. She brought alot of great charisma to the set of the film.
Shawnee Smith
(Amanda) really brought it out this time in which I found this her best performance in all the Saw movies I've seen showing a real demented and nasty attitude on her part and behaving unpredictable too. She really knew how to lash out and act violent too showing a nice intensity with her emotions along with good forceful aggressions too.
Angus McFaden
(Jeff) shows a great aggressions to his part and knew all of this inside out and shows nice sneering expressions too along with some nice rough looks too which is one of the pluses to his performance in it. He was a total ball of energy and shows it off very well.
Although Donnie Wahlberg (Eric Matthews) had a small role this time around I found he was more energetic than in the previous sequel with his screaming aggressions and his reactions to his pain with what he did to his leg. He was great all the way through his role even if it was under 5 minutes long but has 2 scene's in this alltogether. He can almost meet up to the talents of his younger sibling.

Zoe Health is naked top to bottom while hung up and having icy water sprayed on her.

There's guts splattered around a room
Hooks are impaled in a guys body
Flesh is torn off a woman's body with her insides revealed
Pigs are being thrown in a grinder with gory remains being spilled out
A body is getting twisted up with bones snapping out of the person's body
The side of a person's head is blown off by a gun
John's head is cut open for brain surgery with his insdes of his head revealed
A throat is slit open by an electric saw

We still hear the low gloomy keyboard playing along with the march of the drum beatings too. Plus there's some good fast action paced classical music in certain spots especially towards the ending of the film where it is most effective. Plus there's the high piano tense playing too. Charlie Clouser of course composed all of this as always.

Dr. Lynn Denlon: Who are you? Who are you? WHAT IS THIS? WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
Amanda: [casually threatens Lynn with a knife] Are you gonna behave?

Amanda: [to Lynn] Let me give you the simple version. You will keep him alive, whatever it takes. No excuses, no equivocations.
Amanda: No crying.

Dr. Lynn Denlon: I have the instruments to cut someone open. I don't have the tools to save a life.
Amanda: [glances down at the reverse beartrap on the ground] You'd be surprised what tools can save a life.

Amanda: So?
Dr. Lynn Denlon: My twenty second analysis without any medical equipment is that his brain is herniating.
Amanda: [sarcastically] Oh.
Dr. Lynn Denlon: He needs to go to the hospital and have an operation to decompress his brain.
Amanda: [whispers] Come here. No, really, come here. Come here.
Dr. Lynn Denlon: No.
Amanda: [whispers] Let me ask you something.
[grabs Lynn by the hair]
Amanda: Did I bring John to you? Or did I bring your self-centered ass to him?
Amanda: Now you better start fucking paying attention. No one's going to any hospital.
[forcibly lets Lynn go]
Dr. Lynn Denlon: I can't perform miracles. You're giving him painkillers - for a tumor like this he needs steroids, prednisones.
Amanda: [sarcastically] Oh, good, yeah.
Amanda: Maybe we could try some corticosteroids, you know, like dexamethasone. Why don't you fucking tell me something that I don't know! Stupid cunt!

Judge Halden: Don't become what he is! Don't become a murderer!

Jeff: [while the Judge is screaming for his life] Shut the fuck up...

Judge Halden: Jeff, just standing there, you're accomplice to murder. Are you a murderer Jeff?
Jeff: I've been wanting to kill him for to years.
[Timothy Young starts screaming in agony]
Jeff: Yeah. Maybe I am.

Dr. Lynn Denlon: [during the surgery] How do you feel, John?
: Never been better.

Amanda: I'm sorry. I know it's hard to concentrate when you're surrounded by so many things you could kill me with. Like this axe I saw you looking at.
[holds the axe out to Lynn]
Amanda: Take it. Please, it's yours. Come on. I go for the neck, but I'm not the brain surgeon. Just do it quietly so John doesn't hear me die. Otherwise, he is likely to get upset, rip off his heart rate monitor - boom! Then, you just have to find the sensor and disarm it so you can walk more than thirty feet out that door without the collar detonating. Or, you could try and take the collar off yourself. But that could be tricky. The slightest knock in the wrong place could trigger it. I should know. I built it.

Amanda: He's completed the third test.
Jigsaw: Congratulations Lynn, you're free to go.
Amanda: Yeah, but he's not all the way out yet.
[shakes her head]
Jigsaw: Undo her collar, Amanda, and let her go.
Amanda: No, he's not finished. He's not all the way.
Jigsaw: Amanda, Lynn is more important than you know. Unlock her collar and let her go.
Amanda: [whispering] I said no.
[caulks a handgun]
Jigsaw: Amanda, there are rules.
Amanda: [yelling] I said no!

Jigsaw: And what about the other test subjects?
Amanda: What about 'em?
Jigsaw: Is that how you felt about them? Is that how you felt about Eric Matthews?
Amanda: Eric Matthews? I'll tell you how I felt about Eric Matthews. Eric Matthews learned NOTHING from your test. He was the SAME person he was and he arrested me, and he framed me when he took me DOWN!
Eric Matthews: Where is he, you junkie bitch? You're not Jigsaw, bitch!

Jigsaw: [after Amanda gets shot] Amanda... It's OK. This was your test. Your game. I was testing you. I took you in. I selected you for the honor of carrying on my life's work. But you didn't. You didn't test anyone's will to live. Instead you took away their only chance. Your games were unwinnable, your subjects merely victims. In my desperation I decided to give you one last chance. So I put everything in place. You didn't know that Lynn and Jeff were husband and wife. I had to keep that from you for the purposes of my game. I had to leave out the ruined marriage, the cheating wife, the vengeful husband, the neglected daughter and I let you make your own choices. I wanted you to succeed... You couldn't.
[Amanda begins to collapse and die]
Jigsaw: God...
[Amanda finally dies]
Jigsaw: Game over.

Jeff: I forgive you.

Jigsaw: Hello, Jeff. I made this tape as an insurance policy, if you will. And if you're listening to it, then it's time to collect. I was your final test of forgiveness and if you're listening to this, then you've failed. Now you must pay the price. The price for living for nothing but vengeance. Now I will give you something to live for. I told you that you couldn't kill me, Jeff, but I didn't tell you why. The answer is simple. I am the person responsible for the loss of your child. I am the only person who knows where your daughter is. She only has a limited supply of air, Jeff, and if you want to get her back, you'll have to play a game.
Jeff: No!
Dr. Lynn Denlon: Jeff!
[Lynn's collar detonates]