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Steven R. Monroe
Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to ... See full summary »
Darren Lynn Bousman
Following Jigsaw's grisly demise, Mark Hoffman, the final apprentice to the serial killer is deigned a hero. Meanwhile, Agent Strahm continues to track Hoffman while another group of strangers are put through a series of gruesome traps.
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Jeff is an anguished man, who grieves and misses his young son that was killed by a driver in a car accident. He has become obsessed for revenge against the man and reckless with his wife and daughter. When Dr. Lynn Denlon, who has troubles with her marriage, is abducted by the deranged Jigsaw's apprentice Amanda, she is brought to a gruesome warehouse to keep John Kramer alive in spite of having a terminal brain tumor. Amanda puts a necklace gadget full of explosives around Dr. Lynn's neck connected to John Kramer's life support system, and tells her that if he dies the device will explode. Meanwhile, Jeff is submitted to a sick game of forgiveness with surprising dark consequences. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The night it came out, a few of my friends came back telling me how much they liked it. Some of them mentioned that the acting had gotten better and that it was indeed better than the second one.
Now, seeing as how I didn't really like either of the first two I should have suspected the same with the third installment of this trilogy. I figured I'd give it a chance, however. The only added benefit was that a few of my friends were getting dressed up and went out on Halloween night to see it. That turned out to be the only good part of the night.
Saw III tries to be an eye covering gore fest and fails miserably. I thought it made a better comedy than anything. At no point during the movie did I ever feel tension. I sat watching the movie in complete disappointment waiting for a moment of tension to build. It never came.
I was suspecting the movie to rely on pure shock and "surprise" scares, which it did. The only problem with it is that none of them worked. Every time something happened that was meant to scare people I either was filled with a, "Is that the best you can do?" feeling or I laughed.
The acting has not gotten any better and by the end of the movie I was really getting tired of hearing Jigsaw say he wanted to play a game. I suppose after three movies it's bound to get annoying.
Super fast cuts fashioned into strobing type of shots and constant change from very dark scenes to highly contrasted scenes filled with white light only supported a headache through the film.
Don't believe the hype of this movie. If you want to see gore or be truly frightened, look elsewhere because Saw III definitely does not deliver on either point.
I should have went to see The Prestige instead.
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