Suffering, You Havent Seen Anything Yet
After eluding the cops, psychopathic killer Jigsaw turns an abandoned warehouse on the edge of town into a gruesome torture chamber in this third installment of the horror series. His new protégée Amanda kidnaps a doctor who's forced to keep the evil master alive. Barely clinging to life, Jigsaw begins to carry out his grotesque plans for the lady doc and another helpless victim.
Saw III calls back to what made the first Saw successful: an excellent story and big scares/ uncomfortable moments. Saw II got the story part right, but lacked the scares. This film however made me squirm as often as it captivated me.
Here, the traps are not only elaborate, but they lead to plenty of moments that leave me squirming in my seat everytime. Even the silly ones like the infamous "chain" one made me feel uncomfortable watching as the traps in the franchise should be. Director Darren Lynn Boussman's direction is a bit static at times, but he's calmed down enough that it doesn't detract from the film's horror element like it did in the last film. Though, like…
Saw 3 continues straight after the events of Saw 2...
Except as I revealed to you in my review of the second film, it being based on the awful events in the Big Brother T.V show...it actually doesn't.
For the true events behind Saw 3 you have to cast your mind back to the early 90s and Richard O'Briens T.V show 'The Crystal Maze'.
Now anyone who saw it will surely know that the contestants on The Crystal Maze were some of the densest, most moronic and just plain annoying cretins ever to have a job in telesales or project management.
"I can't see what I have to do" was their familiar cry when faced with even the simplest task!…
Very slowly working my way through the Saw films. They seem to get more and more stupid as they go on.
The first had an interesting and unnerving concept behind it, with an entertaining mystery and fairly exciting chase element to it. There was tension and suspense in parts, as well as a satisfying ending.
I remember describing the original as like a Tony Pullis managed football team. "Most of the goals are scored from the set pieces, missing out a lot of interesting build up play. Can't argue with the win percentage, but it's not particularly pretty to watch."
Saw III is like a Tony Pullis team that has just about managed to force a score draw. For every…
Part of my Saw Marathon list.
Despite this being not too much of a bad film in its own right, the space between Saw II and Saw III is unbelievable. The first and second were amazing, this just felt like the series totally de-graded. Now, the traps - the most original is the 'pig guts' trap, everything else felt old and reused, apart from a few others. Shawnee Smith was awful in this one - it just felt like watching a lifeless body. The ending didn't "feel" right at all. However, the limb turner trap was fucking brutal - I loved it. This may not be the worst in the franchise, but its far from the best.
(P.S. if you see Del Boy in a dark alleyway at midnight - turn the other way!)
After the step back in quality of the second movie Saw 3 kicks up a gear, from the start we have a foot smashing and head on straight from there, probably the goriest so far so not for faint heart. Tobin Bell again is excellent as Jigsaw.
Christ, Angus Macfadyen has fallen a long way since Braveheart.
This is the point where the franchise died completely.
JAMÁS llega a la suela de los zapatos de la primera y segunda parte. Despojada de toda originalidad y con un argumento francamente aburrido, todo lo que queda es una nueva vuelta de tuerca en los macabros juegos de Jigsaw. Las dos primeras muertes se llevan lo mejor de la pelicula, el resto no está mal pero podemos sobrevivir sin ello. El juego central es muy psse y, por el amor de Dior, el resumen de la jugada/plan maestro cuando se descubre el pastel vuelve a ser innecesario pero mucho.. que hace dos segundos que nos lo han contado y nos hacen un resumen de la peli...!! Incluso de la saga! Una saga realmente joven (3 pelis). Si me lo…
Another expansive film that explores more of the world of jigsaw.
Der bisher härteste Teil der Reihe. Mehr Blut, mehr Gore, mehr abgedrehte Fallen. Einige Szenen sind schon echt übel. Die Story wird ordentlich weitergeführt, aber das sehr offene Ende befriedigt nicht wirklich.
A garbage heap of a movie.
This is a film I probably would've never seen had it not been given to me by someone. Now, I loved the first Saw for its originality. But the series has taken a step away from the original concept, that seemed more focused on real psychological terror, and steered more towards the horror and gore of cheap horror flicks.
Now, it's obvious that the makers of the first installment didn't have any idea it would end up being a success, and it's obvious that all these sequels are being pulled by the hairs with screenwriters concocting preposterous ways to connect each plotline with the others. I saw the second one with little hope of anything good to come of it,…
the ending though.. :o
a step back up