Saw 3D Review
Written by: Googopqp
In this latest and possibly final installment of the Saw series we get an added dimension to test our limits with. Saw 3D takes place around two interlinked stories, the main story involves Detective Hoffman, played by Costas Mandylor, and Jill, played by Betsy Russell, playing a cat and mouse game of revenge. The police are trying to keep Jill safe but will it be enough? The second story is in the victims side, as the series seems to do often, where Bobby Dagen, a suvivor and writer of a book based on his experience with Jigsaw (played by Sean Patrick Flanery), must test his limits in order to save helpless victims close to his personal life and eventually save his wife.
I have to admit, I was rather dissapointed with yet another gore-tease Saw film like this. They've done it once and apparently they will do it again. What I mean is, if you are going to this movie to see some gore and people being ripped apart by interesting traps, you may and probably will be rather dissapointed. The first few traps however are really pretty fucking awesome! Especially one involving four people which I do not want to give away. ;) But for a final film in a series like this you would think they would go all out with their ideas and blow the audience away but instead you get a few kewl scenes in the beginning than some weak lame ass deaths the WHOLE rest of the film, with the exception of one possibly long awaited one.
Now that we got that out of the way, how was the film? I don't want to go and tear this film a new asshole by saying that it looked to be shot by handheld cameras for a youtube fan video or that some of the acting was at times worse than that of a film like Troll 2, if not equal, or that the dialogue was so bad it made me want to kill myself or at least slit my wrists in agony. Because that does not need to be elaborated on to too much extent. Just know, this movie was not made to please critics, but they could have at least tried....
Now I'm not a hateful snobbish critic nor do I really judge films on their acting or scripting or whatever. Hell, I love bad movies like Pieces, Troll 2, Flesheater, and other cheezy flicks with bad everything, they are fun. But Saw 3D in its bad moments was not fun, laughable maybe, but fun no, this was like the ackward conversation during dinner bad where no one wants to say a word after its out there.
The high points of this movie is the first 15-20 minutes where the best traps are unleashed. They really are pretty damn kewl and kinda gory too. Also, I'm always a Sean Patrick Flanery fan ever since Boondock Saints so it was kewl seeing him in a Saw film. Also, Cary Elwes from the first film (Dr. Gordon) makes a comeback as most of you know and he's always fun. Even though I knew the ending was coming and guessed the twist last year when I heard this was the final film (no joke I really did) I do kinda like the end twist and it works and explains some of the questions. Although the end overall was really just a huge Fuck You and really should have ended a lot better.
How was the 3D you ask? Hm...well, I do admit, it was a bit silly fun at times with traps literally coming out into your face, but most of everything else was not different. The way it was filmed however, the cinematography that is, makes it at times a bit nauseating though, or it did for me anyways (maybe it was just were I was sitting :P), but overall they did use it and I'm glad they did cause it made some of the boring traps just that little bit more fun! >:)
Overall, it really wasn't that great, I don't want to get into detail like I could and some will about how awful this and that blah blah. Fuck it, there were some kewl scenes, even tho early on, but if you love the series you will probably like this and the way it ends but if you were like me and never a huge fan you'll probably just wait for DVD. I give Saw 3D a 4/10!!!!
-Dustin "Googopqp" M.