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Release Date: October 27th, 2006
Length: 1 Hr. 47 Min.
Rated: R for strong grisly violence and gore, sequences of terror and torture, nudity and language.
Starring: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Bahar Soomekh, Angus MacFadyen, Dina Meyer
Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman, James Wan, Leigh Whannell
Produced by: Leigh Whannell, James Wan, Stacey Testro
Written by: Leigh Whannell
SAW III delivers what I want as a SAW movie fan and then some.
Personally, I enjoy non-stop blood splatter of a realistic nature. Fake zombie scenes don't get my adrenaline flowing like realistic torture machines do. Even better is a genuine thriller with plenty of twists and an unpredictable ending.
To summarize, Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) has grown very sick. Amanda (Shawnee Smith) returns as his devoted sidekick dedicated to keeping him alive. That much isn't surprising. The fact that Amanda turns out to be more evil than Jigsaw in certain aspects is. Jigsaw's specialty is placing his victims in tortuous circumstances, and then seeing how far they will go to keep themselves alive. At least, he provides them a choice, which can't be said for Amanda.
The mystery and plot in SAW III is better than that in SAW II. The gory action is non-stop. Except for a few flashback moments, it holds your attention. If you enjoy watching physical pain this movie is a must. It may even contain too much gore for some. A few too many cliché's might also be used.
The predicaments are again clever as in SAW I. I can't imagine someone predicting
the ending. There's enough twists in the story to keep you guessing. Not only do the characters take part in Jigsaw's games but the audience does as well. You continually ask yourself "What would I do in similar circumstances".
In SAW III Jigsaw again teaches unappreciative and selfish people a lesson.
His dedicated helper Amanda must learn one as well, and it seems no character is left unscarred by the movies end. The movie fills in unexplained gaps from SAW I and II, which is nice. You don't leave the movie wondering about certain events so much.
SAW III provides a satisfying ending to the SAW trilogy. The ending suggests a sequel is possible. For SAW fans that will be welcomed. Judging by the applause I heard at the movies end, people did enjoy this movie. Overall I rate this movie 3 scares out of 5.