Hoffman plots his revenge against Jill while a man who lied
about being one of Jigsaw's victims is put to the test for real.
Saw: The Final Chapter (2010)
Directed by Kevin Greutert
Written by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan
Starring Costas Mandylor, Tobin Bell, Sean Patrick Flanery, Betsy Russell, Cary Elwes, Chad Donella, Gina Holden
Sequel to 2009's Saw VI
This film should have been an incredible gorefest that represented how far the Saw franchise had come. While it did provide a considerable amount of fan service, Saw 3D ultimately falls flat with a dragged out revenge plot that really could have been solved in five minutes.
That's not to say this film didn't have its high points. The opening trap was brilliant, as it was the only trap in the entire series to happen in broad daylight in front of hundreds of people. It was also thrilling to see Cary Elwes reprise his role as Dr. Lawrence Gordon, a character whose fate has been a mystery since the end of the first film. What makes Saw 3D so disappointing is its lack of finalization and its tendency to gloss over important plot points like Jigsaw's end game and the FBI case against Hoffman that really should have been the focus.
Overall, it's unfortunate that this is the final film. Another Saw simply to tie up the loose ends would be a welcome gift, but I don't see that happening. The script was lousy, the blood effects were uninspired, and the 3D was pandering and unnecessary. Definitely the wrong way to end a franchise that was built on its use of practical effects and lack of CGI.