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Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (Blu-ray + Blu-ray 3D)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is the sixth and final sequel in the enormously successful Saw franchise of horror films.
Jigsaw is a deceased serial killer, who's method of madness was to abduct victims and give them a terrifying choice. They could either take part in the most depraved and vile tests of physical and psychological endurance, and survive, or else fail the tests and die. After Jigsaw's violent end in one of the earlier sequels, two of his followers, namely his surviving wife Jill, and a deranged cop, Detective Mark Hoffmann, took up the reins of the terror campaign and continued to ensnare and torture victims, using the sadistic and cruel techniques devised by the deceased killer.
Here, a group of emotionally scarred Jigsaw survivors gather together to seek counselling support from a self-help guru and co-survivor, Bobby Dagen, who's becoming a bit of a T.V. celebrity. Meanwhile, Detective Hoffmann is still at large, and a new police investigator, Matt Gibson, is assigned to help track down the rogue maniac cop. The widow Jill, who isn't under suspicion with the authorities, plots to help Gibson bring down Hoffmann, in an effort to swerve the investigations away from her own wrongdoing. It's not long before Dagen and his wife are imprisoned in one of Jigsaw's booby-trapped lairs, and Dagen is then given just one hour to survive some more sadistic and gruesome game playing, or else he and his wife will die...
This horror flick sticks faithfully to the tried and tested formula of the earlier sequels. The demented Hoffman continues to snatch carefully targeted victims, reprehensible individuals including fraudsters, rapists, sex offenders and other malignant souls. He then compels them to endure the most arduous tests of their physical and psychological limits, as the only way to avoid death. The set designs and mechanical effects for the instruments of torture and dismemberment are imaginative, the sort of devices that would make the organisers of the Spanish Inquisition blanch and reach for a sick bag. Character development and script very much take a back seat to the scenes of gore and horror, and like the other sequels, excluding the excellent fifth one, the film suffers for a lack of well developed and sympathetic characters. Furthermore, the sheer brutality of the methods devised by Jigsaw and his followers never quite gels with the story's efforts to somehow justify their actions by selecting particularly repugnant reprobates as the victims.
However, all in all, this is a slick and fairly well executed horror film, worth a solid 3.5 stars. The strongest Saw flicks are easily the first and sixth ones, whilst the other five are less involving for the reviewer and much of a muchness.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read this review.
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Detective Matt Gibson chases psychotic Detective Hoffman while Jigsaw's widow Jill tries to kill him as assigned by her husband.

However he escapes and Jill meets Gibson and offers to sign an affidavit listing the murders committed by Hoffman.

In return, she requests protection. Meanwhile, Jigsaw survivor and leader of a support group Bobby Dagen is abducted with his wife and friends and forced to play a mortal game to save himself and his beloved wife.....

So it's finally the end of the saga, there have been some good movies (1,2,6) and some awful ones (3,4,5), and the final one fits somewhere in the middle.

The 3D is awful, so don't bother, and the other thing that really bugged me was just how over the top they went with he gore. In some scenes it gets to the point where the bodies are literally wobbling they look that fake.

The sub-plot involving the 'survivor' is really well done, its just he is wearing way too much make up and looks like a cut price Edward Norton.

Tobin Bell pops up briefly, and Mandylor look as constipated as ever. The acting is horrible in this, and there are some people who are almost corpsing its that bad.

Elwes saves the show, and the legacy comes round full circle at the end.

Plot holes aside (how on earth did they get that opening set up in the middle of a busy street without anyone noticing?) it's an okay end to an okay series of films.

But when you watch the first movie and compare it to this, you realise how absurd that movies have become.
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on 26 July 2013
The final chapter wasn't my favourite Saw movie, but it was still alright and very well planned out.
But the thing I want to mention was the ending. That ending was significantly fantastic, it is now one of my favourite horror movie endings, and believe me, usually horror movies end with the killer dead, and the main character and his boyfriend/girlfriend hugging and all that, but this ending was different, this ending gave the feeling of feeling epic, and take my word most of the movie might not be that exciting, but you just wait until the end, as (SPOILER ALERT)

Dr. Gordon comes back to make Johns final request happen, and that the fact he hasn't been reappeared since the first Saw, he decides to put Hoffman through the pain that Adam had to go through, and (My favourite bit of the whole franchise) when Hoffman is reaching for the saw to grant him his freedom, Gordon picks up the saw taking one good look at it and says to Hoffman "I don't think so" and throws the saw like a Frisbee right out of the bathroom leaving Hoffman helpless.

And, the end the final chapter, Gordon limps through the door, switches off the lights, and like every great saw movie, the line of truth happens and Gordon says "Game over", and that ladies and gentlemen is game over.

I would've gave this three stars or two and a half, but believe me, it is worth it when you get to the end and watch the last five minutes of it.
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on 1 April 2011
And there we have it, the end of an era, a great film franchise that was thoroughly entertaining since its original release. But as with other horror titles, where there's a final chapter, a new beginning has usually followed.

The makers had a lot to cram in to this 90 minute edition, as it was the last. So many questions needed answering and so little time. In the past they could have decided to leave out some of the whys and whens until the following sequel, but not now, it all had to be tied up, and the film suffers for it at times as a montage of events takes over as you try and take it all in.

The traps are as good as ever, with one or two cringe worthy moments, but alas, we've seen it all before, the gore, the blood, the violence and any further sequel would have seemed repetitive. When you start to laugh at people who are being killed you know it's time to call it a day, and at times in this edition the fake blood seemed very fake indeed, unlike previous splashings.

Still great entertainment and more unexpected turns, but in a ludicrous sort of way. You must 'see saw' from the original for yourself to appreciate its true value, but should a new beginning emerge it must contain new characters, new locations and a new concept.

Game Over?
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
After blowing his cover and suffering horrific injuries in Saw VI, Hoffman is now a fully fledged psychopath. The plot focuses on his revenge against Jill Tuck, who is seeking immunity from Internal Affairs agent Gibson. Meanwhile, a Jigsaw survivor becomes the final pawn.

Teeth pulling, electrocutions and hangings all add to the nastiness. And there's a brilliantly original scene with a car. The trap count is the highest ever, but the story does suffer as a result. The public display, ironically involving Saws, has no relevance to the story or overarching plot. And it's hard to imagine anyone caring enough to go to such extreme lengths. Every single trap has served a purpose, even if they were linked together in later films. Being the last chapter, no such luxury is enjoyed here. The visual style of the series is also sacrificed for the 3D effect; the fast edit style being replaced by masturbatory close ups.

The long awaited return of Lawrence Gordon is also criminally held back. He features in just a handful of scenes. While the impact is satisfying, it seems like this has been lazily stitched together from fan theories. In fact Gordon's motivations are hazy at best, and his relationship with Jigsaw is hastily established. Worst of all, Tobin Bell appears in just one full scene. Yes, he's dead, but the man is the very essence of Saw, commanding every scene, and deserved a far better tribute than this.
Saw 3D leaves room for a sequel, and it feels undercooked in places. Disappointing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The worst Saw film in the series, I loved all the other editions, Saw 6 was my personal best, well the first saw is just pure class but this was very poor with some stupid deaths and very poor acting. The 3D was just as bad, normally you do get good 3D depth but even this was awful, it just makes your eyes really sore. Apart of me just wished they ended on a high with saw 6.
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I purchased this blu-ray dvd in hope that it would totally blow me away & make me buy only blu-ray dvds,have yet to see it in the 3d viewing though,dont get me wrong the picture is superb quality but when i seemed to get almost like sound interference problem occuring when loud noises in film came up i wasnt very impressed atall,which i have never ever had before,so definately not a problem with the set up in my room thats for sure.Really not sure if it was just the blu-ray dvd i had or wether this happens with all of them on this release.I also ordered this on normal dvd and dont have a problem when viewed the same way,through my surround system.But anyway as far as the film is concerned great film as all the others in the genre but not convinced it really is the end,SORRY IF THAT SPOILS IT a little for any of you buying this but just being an honest reviewer is all.
HOPE THIS HELPS & HAPPY SAW VIEWING ;) Sure most of you loving this film genre will buy it anyway. :)
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on 25 March 2013
Okay so we are back to the blood and grisly scenes again, but now I'm glad its over, Some movies should stop before they go to far and spoil it with so many. The suspense is still there and the mystery is still lingering but they have so much in common. The last one is telling you I can't think of any more ideas, The plot is survivors from the past have got to depend on each other if they are going to survive in this chilling chapter, Plenty of ideas, as how to kill everyone some are different and if you like these they are yours for the taking. Mind blowing and at last the finish of a suffering man. Excellent entertainment for the strong and hearty horror fans. Cast did the great job of living out their roles and story was fabulous, I rated this an A grade so now you be the judge and watch for yourself, so go and collect the munchies and retire to the chair and put your feet up. make sure its a dark and windy night for the extra effects, Enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I enjoy the Saw series and i am also a big 3D fan.
The 3D effect in this film is stunning, it leaps out of the screen at you and this really adds to the gruesome goodness.
The acting is excellent and the story is exactly what you should expect from a Saw film.
A must buy for 3D horror fans.
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on 3 March 2014
This final instalment adds nothing to a franchise that lost its edge in its third outing and has failed to sharpen up since. The first two SAW movies were inventive and ingenious and delivered a nice slice of Grand Guignol horror. But since SAW III these elements have been sadly lacking. In THE FINAL CHAPTER story has been completely abandoned in favour of mindless gore. The plot is wafer thin and unsatisfying, and the characterisation flat. The soundtrack is overly loud (it’s almost like watching a 90 minute thrash video) and there are a number of gratuitous 3D wow shots. It’s a shame, but no surprise, that after such a promising start this series has been flogged to death.
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