I wasn’t expecting much from
Saw 3D, but with this being the final film of the franchise, you’d think
LionsGate wouldn’t have allowed Saw to go out with such a whimper.
Mine and most people’s expectations were beyond low for the seventh and final installment in the Saw franchise with Saw 3D and LionsGate and company were able to still come in way under those. They knew that they didn’t have to do much to even meet low expectations, but they failed even accomplish that. The best favor they have done for all of us horror fans is making this the final film in the franchise, but we still don’t have that guarantee.
Saw 3D focuses on a Jigsaw survivor named Bobby Dagen (Sean Patrick Flanery). After claiming to have survived a harrowing experience with Jigsaw, he’s been busy peddling a book attempting to cash in on the experience, but he’s a total fraud and the experience never happened.
Clearly Jigsaw is not going to let him get away with this and nabs Bobby, his wife and his entourage, finally bringing some truth to his lies. Bobby is forced to go through a series of traps all of which put one of his team member’s lives at risk culminating with the ultimate, his wife’s. So that’s what the filmmaker’s decided to base the closing installment of the Saw franchise on. It could’ve worked, but they decide to ignore all the rules that the previous Saw films have set up that it ruins the film completely.
Even the way they bring back Dr. Gordon (Cary Elwes) makes no sense, and also goes against the rules that the Saw film have set up and the torture pieces are so convoluted they just don’t make you feel anything. The Bobby story is the only thing that holds you to watch the film to the end, but everything is so convoluted, his story gets watered down.
So Saw is finally over, and Best Movies Ever would like to get it in writing from LionsGate that this franchise is really really over.