As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror.
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.
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
In this third installment of the Final Destination series, a student's premonition of a deadly rollercoaster ride saves her life and a lucky few, but not from death itself which seeks out those who escaped their fate.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead,
When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.
Detective Matt Gibson chases the psychotic Detective Mark Hoffman while Jigsaw's widow Jill Tuck tries to kill him as assigned by her husband. However he escapes and Jill meets Gibson and offers to sign an affidavit listing the murders committed by Hoffman. In return, she requests protection. Meanwhile, the prominent Jigsaw survivor and leader of a support group Bobby Dagen is abducted with his wife and friends and forced to play a mortal game to save himself and his beloved wife. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Gimmicky, tired, and over indulgent on blood and guts, the Saw franchise has ended on a lousy note.
Now first off, EVERYONE has to have some sort of guilty pleasure, one of mine just happens to be the Saw franchise. Most would accuse the series of being all gore indulgence, no plot. And the gore is indulgent, but I can't say there's no plot, especially for the first film, which is by far the greatest of the series, as it took a bizarre premise to tense, and nail biting grounds, and each subsequent film has been somewhat entertaining (Some more than others). Now with the release of the seventh film, my verdict is... STOP RIGHT HERE, and I don't mean that nicely, because the film isn't even the least bit enjoyable to watch.
Taking place where the last film left off, it shows the ever growing struggle between Detective Mark Hoffman (Played by Costas Mandylor), and Jill Tuck (Played by Betsy Russell), the latter of whom seeks protection from the police, as the two of them are engaged in a battle over the legacy of the late Jigsaw killer, John Kramer (Played by Tobin Bell). Meanwhile, survivors of previous Jigsaw captives are starting to come forth in their experiences, in the wake of the rise of fame of self help guru Bobby Dagen (Played by Sean Patrick Flanery), but Bobby's dark secrets are about to come back to haunt him, as the battle for Jigsaw's legacy comes to a destructive conclusion.
To those familiar with the series, this is really nothing new. Take a couple of dartboards, throw a dart at a board of random captives, a board of random traps, bring back previous cast members, heighten the blood and guts, add some more depth and exploration to John Kramer's back story, get lead singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington to feature in a cameo at the end of the film's first act, add in gimmicky 3D effects, and Voila! You've got Saw 3D, the weakest and most generic installment of the series.
This is not the fault of the actors, who honestly look like they're trying their hardest (Except for 2 or 3), but they can't elevate the film's screenplay, with logic gaps wider than ever, the dialogue too cheesy, and ridiculous narratives thrown in that don't even get much attention anyway, as they're overshadowed by the film's gore, which has become utterly repellent at this point of the franchise. The film just tries too hard to force tension and fear out of the traps that have simply become tired. I also thought the third act dragged along.
If this really IS the last installment of the series (I doubt it), then they've ended on a pretty sour note.
I give it *1/2 out of ****
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