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Saw 3D (2010)
Good movie that seems to fall short at times...
Saw 3D is the last(7th) installment of the popular horror series. I'm going to get right into it, and be forewarned, there WILL BE SPOILERS!!!
The plot: The plot evolves around a few stories, an Internal Affairs agent named Gibson looking to arrest Mark Hoffman, Jill Tuck looking for protection from Hoffman, an author named Bobby Deagan of a book called "survive" in which he details his survival of a jigsaw trap (SPOILER: he was never put in a trap...until this film, so don't rack your brain trying to figure out if he was in the last 6 films, he wasn't) Now, the plot was pretty decent, it wrapped up the series, plus there are huge twists, only problem, we have theorized on these twists years ago, and in most cases, we were right. One of the big surprises for me was seeing the DEMISE of Jill Tuck, I was legitimately surprised she was killed, but with saw no character is safe, not even the main ones. Everyone knows that Dr. Gordon has returned for this film, I won't say much on him, but I will say his screen time is limited, but the times he's on screen are great. Overall the plot held everything together, there were minor plot holes, but hey, what do you expect after 7 films.
Acting: The acting was so-so. Tobin Bell was great as always, Hoffman was at his best and most menacing, Jill played her role nicely, Gibson was kind of lame to me. I don't know the actors name, but he comes off as more of a comedic actor than serious one at times and at times he kind of stood out for the wrong reasons.
Overall: I gave this movie a 7 out of 10 for...
+Hoffman being more menacing and bad-ass than ever
+The return of Dr. Gordon (even if it felt a little "Yeah...we figured that")
+The ending, for me anyways, was very well done. If you haven't seen the first one don't go see this one till you have.
+Obviously made for the fans, if you haven't seen any of the films, watch them ALL first, the saw series was made to be a huge jigsaw puzzle with each film being a piece to that puzzle.
The negatives, or, why I didn't give it a 10...
-Gibsons acting and acting of those who were new to the film (excluding Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington, he surprised me. His part was short, but sweet.) fell short for me. Gibson felt more like a prick than a real protagonists.
-The trap Hoffman left for Gibson was, without a doubt, the LAMEST trap in saw history, almost chuckled at this trap (I shouldn't chuckle during a horror movie when a trap in a saw movie is sprung)
-Movie was shorter than I expected, about an 1hr and 30min. was hoping it be longer since it was wrapping up the series but it is what it is.
-The obviously tacked on story of Bobby Deagan, this man fails all of his traps, all of them, his story was strictly for traps and gore alone, came off pretty shallow, but hey it's horror right?