Bobby Dagen (Sean Patrick Flannery) is famous for his novel on how he survived Jigsaw's game along with helping the survivors at group therapy only to be taped on shows and getting more wealthy with all of this along with the aid of his wife Joyce (Gina Holden) but he is becoming greedy with all of this along with lying to others as well as himself in which he has to play Jigsaw's game and only has one hour to save people trapped in his game which will lead to Joyce as he realises that he has to do torturous and deadly events to himself like he told in his book.
Meanwhile, Mark Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) managed to barely escape Jigsaw's game which was controlled by his widowed wife Jill (Betsy Russell) and swears revenge on her in which she is tormented in her nightmares on him killing her in which a detective named Gibson (Chad Donella) keeps her safe in his cell. Is she really safe since Mark swears to wreck havoc???
Is this really the final chapter to the whole Saw series??? Well let's take a look here. It seems promising at first in which we wondered whatever happened to Dr. Gordon after he sawed his foot off in order to escape in which it shows just that on him struggling in the hallway and then we have dynamic opening credits with other intense clips making this worth watching with your 3D glasses along with showing what had happened after the previous sequel.
Then we spot something very different than in any of the other flicks with two victims tied up near some metal saws but inside a window of what looks like a display of a store and the public in the streets spotting this. You do think to yourself that someone can rescue them in time but the glass is strong and won't break which can really boggle your mind as well as many shocking moments when the two victims have to decide to kill one another to save a girl hanging from the roof and slowling coming down to an electric saw which isn't an easy choice to do since they have some dark secrets about this chick. There's alot of shocking horror violence that exposes here which is more disturbing than any of the previous flicks.
Plus we jump into more torturous moments with someone stuck to a seat in a car that's lifted and has to pull a lever to stop it before his friends are all slaughtered in which the flesh on his back will tear off if he moves any more which isn't an easy task at all. Plus there's an 8 track tape installed in the car stereo with Jigsaw instructing what to do which is a nice old school feel to anyone who remembers listening to music on 8 track tapes in the 70's.
What I got a kick out of was a talk show with Bobby talking about his book
on how he survived Jigsaw's game as you can tell that he was so full of shit about it all. Kinda like watching a tabloid show or reading something in the National Enquirer. It was well written in showing that he is dishonest about the whole situation along with others coaching him on how to react with the interview. This leaves an impression that he will pay a price for this big time even if Jigsaw is dead.
There's also a scene with a group therapy on the survivors from Jigsaw;s game in which I found group therapy was all about negative energy. However, if you are a survivor this seems to be necessary to anyone who has been through hell with his game. But yet Bobby is hosting this therapy so there's a catch to this along with later on finding out that it was set up for a show. There's a terrific gruesome flashback though with one of the patients explaining their survival as this had great effects. Before you know it Bobby is kidnapped and taken to Jigsaw's survival game and listens to his tapes. You wonder to yourself as how does Jigsaw know any of this since he is dead but that's what made the story mysterious in which it explains itself later on.
There's also a great nightmare sequence that involves Jigsaw's widow Jill being pitted against a vengeful man with a killing machine towards her which looked like a total class horror act big time.
All of this seemed promising and almost being considered the best sequel ever but it seems to sink a bit since it seems to be the same thing over and over again that it gets tiring but there's some good traps in Jigsaw's game which includes someone blindfolded and has to walk on whin boards else he will have himself hung which looked very scary to watch, having to pull his two back teeth out for a code as this is NOT an easy task or a moment when someone is slowly burning to death in a metal crematory oven which really gave me the chills and a horrible way to die.
Bottom line is the flick was original at first but is the same old later on since we've seen this stuff before but yet it seems more painful to watch at the same time. The story comes together in the end which involved Dr. Gordon and could open a door for another sequel but again it could end it once and for all too. We shall see folks shall we?
The acting is in still well performed in which lead actor Sean Patrick Flanery (Bobby) was really impressive and full of his characteristics when he comes across as a liar telling others how he survived Jigsaw in which he does well acting over the top with all of this showing that he is a believeable goofball and a scumbag. He also showed alot of great intensity while trying to survive Jigsaw's game bringing out even more energy to his role. Does a fine job expressing his emotions explaining how he survived Jigsaw in which he acts mellodramatic which was impressive showing that he's fabricating. He shows off great frusterated reactions towards his fellow actress in which he looked believeably aggressive. He does well hollering in pain when hooks are impaled into him. He was a great drawing card to the story.
Costas Mandylor (Mark Hoffman) really drew across as believeably nasty and evil plus had the right looks for this type of role. He really throws with the punches when it comes down to the nitty gritty with stuff. He was a great key role to the story of the film in which he grew a terrific vengeful
Betsy Russell (Jill) still has the spunk in her part as the aggressive and venageful widow of Jigsaw in which she really brings a nice tense anger to everything she did for this flick as well as showing good nervous reactions too. She really proves that she can perform in big time mainstream films apart from being a cult icon during her 80's hey day.
Chad Donella (Gibson) brings on a good and slick sharpness to his part as a detective in the flick and showing hidden guilt to things in which he comes across well with this too. He really knew how to spring into action when he tries to solve a crime too which was another nice plus to his performances making his role very realistic.
Cary Elwes (Dr. Gordon) from the first flick returns in this one and boy he has changed and having a dark side to him for sure. He really came across as wicked with his dark speaking which I really found his part to be incredibly mysterious. He brought alot to this film and found his part to be necessary to the final chapter of the Saw flicks. He also shows perfect firm aggressions when he needed to be that way too.
A woman is cut in half and her intestines are spilled out
A guy is sawed
A persons cut off leg is exposed
Skin from a guy's jaw is torn off
A woman in split in half by a mechanical device
A person is dropped into a slaughtering device with gory results
A womans face is torn off by a wheel of a car lifted up
Arms are torn off from a device
Skin from a guy's back is stripped off
A hook is taken out of a persons mouth with some gobs of flesh then her eyes and neck are drilled in from a sharp device
Many corpses are revealed with jaws or other body parts torn off
A man takes out two of his teeth with lots of blood pouring out
Numerous people are stabbed in the neck with blood gushing out
A man impales hooks into his chest
A woman is baked to a crisp in a type of metallic oven
A woman's face is sripped off from a metallic object locked to her head
Alot of screechy sounds, hissing and banging noises along with the odd echeoy piano playing and of course great strong classical music as some of it even sounds similar to the music used in The Shining. All in all the music was very gloomy and dark which really fit the storylines as well as it being effective for the jumping moments too.
Look at me. Look at my goddamn arm! What the fuck
am I supposed to learn from this? Huh?
Hello, William. Before you are six of your most
valuable associates. The ones who find errors in
policies. Their findings result in over
two-thirds of all applications denied or
prematurely terminated. Now you must apply your
analysis to them. And will you be able to find
their errors? Six ride the carousel, but only two
can get off. The decision of which two survive
falls upon you. But remember, the mounted gun
will continue to fire until all six rounds are
spent. And if no decision is made on your part,
all six will perish. To offer the two reprieves,
you must press both buttons at once in the box
before you. However, in doing so, you will give a
sacrifice of your own. Two can live, four will
die. Your decisions symbolized by the blood on
parents are sick okay? They need me, I'm all they
Dave: You're fucking lying. Your parents
hate you, they cut you off.
Gena: I'm pregnant. I'm pregnant!
Josh: No she's not! She's lying to you.
She's fucking lying
Gena: I'm not.
[Carousel stops on Gena]
Gena: I'm pregnant. Push the thing. Push
the thing! Mr. Easton push it. Push it!
I can't! I can't kill him!
Brent: ...But I can.
Tara: No, Brent!
Brent: [to William] You killed my
father, you motherfucker!... Now you burn in
last line - To Hoffman] Game over.