Many films lose steam by the third installment - but not SAW III. The script is as tight as the first two installments, and the gore even better! John is back, with sidekick Amanda, and new victims are set up for deadly misadventures.
John kidnaps a doctor to take care of his cancer, linking her by a collar to his heartrate. If he dies, she dies. Meanwhile, a new victim must fight his way out of a maze compromised of other victims, victims who were indirectly or directly responsible for killing his son in a car accident. Think pig guts!! Amanda has some new colors to show. Let the games begin.
What great traps we have here! Any horror or gore fan is going to absolutely love the pig-guts vat (nasty!), but we have chest-rippers, ice showers (close the door, its cold in there), "The Rack" (John's admitted favorite), explosive collars, and shotgun tubes.
This movie is a "Do not miss!" for any horror aficionado, but if gore makes you queasy, you'd best stay away. For the true horror fan, if you put butter on your popcorn, throw a little red dye into the melted butter for that added sicko effect, and ENJOY this 10 star gore fest!
*1/2 out of **** The third installment in the "Saw" franchise is like the second; it's fairly entertaining up to the point where you realize just how little it intends to surprise you or treat you to anything genuinely interesting. Unlike the original "Saw", we soon realize that all the film is going to be is gore, gore, and more gore. There are virtually no surprises left in the bag. Now, "Saw III" is not a god-awful movie, I don't … more
Jigsaw/ John Kramer (Tobin Bell) is gravely ill, but is determined to finish the game that he has started. Now with Amanda (Shawnee Smith) as an apprentice who is dedicated to his work, Jigsaw has a new player in Jeff Reinhart (Angus Macfadyen) a father filled with angst and vengeance over the tragic death of his son and his game is to chose life over the need for revenge. We also learn more about the man the media calls Jigsaw, his never ending series of games, past life and motivations behind … more
Pros: Special effects are imaginative in an unnerving way. Cons: HUGE, MAMOUTH, ENORMOUS plot holes,and what they call acting, I call reading aloud. The Bottom Line: The latest SAW movie unravels not only itself but undoes all that came before it. It is the big, gruesome eraser. Plot Details: This opinion reveals everything about the movie''s plot. It is late, 2am. I’ve just finished … more
I want to thank Everyone for welcoming me back! :) I'm here to stay folks, my sabbatical on writing reviews is over and I'll continue to review for Lunch. It's great to be back, too! Thanks again for … more
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Starring Tobin Bell, Donny Wahlberg, Shawnee Smith, Angus Macfadyen, Bahar Soomelh Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman Writer: Leigh Whannell, James Wan 2006
Product Description Jigsaw has disappeared. With his new apprentice Amanda (Shawnee Smith), the puppet-master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police has once again eluded capture and vanished. While city detectives scramble to locate him, Doctor Lynn Denlon (Bahar Soomekh) and Jeff (Angus Macfadyen) are unaware that they are about to become the latest pawns on his vicious chessboard