Saw: The Final Chapter (Saw 3D)

Insane, intense cruelty is the calling card of the Jigsaw killer, whose twisted spirit and terrifying human traps are recalled in horrific flashbacks by Jigsaw’s past victims, led by survivor Bobby Dagen.

Year: 2010
Kevin Greutert
Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Cary Elwes, Sean Patrick Flanery, Chad Donella, Gina Holden, Laurence Anthony, Dean Armstrong, Chester Bennington, Rebecca Marshall

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Picture the scene. Its 3am. As designated driver for the night I return my drunk friend back to his house. He suggests that instead of going to sleep, we watch a movie he has just bought. After 5 minutes he was asleep but I watched it all and I loved it. The year was 2004 and the movie was Saw.

Fast forward to 2010 and the seventh film in the series Saw: The Final Chapter was released in 3D! I remember going to the cinema full of excitement.

Along with the Hostel trilogy, the Saw movies are famous for their “Torture Porn” status but the difference is ‘Saw’ had an intertwining storyline that has an over arching effect on all seven movies.

Saw: The Final Chapter is exactly that. A tie up of sorts which brings together a lot of unanswered questions dating all the way back to the original film. Although the story is played out with the twists and turns you can expect from the Saw franchise the acting unfortunately lacks. Horror movies are not known for their stellar acting but sadly the performances here make the movie look a little amateur.

The worse performances are those of Betsy Russell as the damsel in distress and Chad Donella the cop in charge of catching the latest killer. It’s no surprise to learn they don’t exactly have great slate of movies between them but the performances are not pretty. (There is a particular scene where she is running away from the killer and I can only describe the running as a very slow jog!)

The direction is OK and I love that the writers and the director Kevin Greutert played a part in the earlier movies which helps mold them together. The special effects are on a par with the acting but who am I to argue that’s not how it would look with  some rusty pipes piercing a human throat, so maybe they are right on the money. I hope I never find out.

Even so, you SHOULD see this movie. You should however only do that after watching the previous 6 movies. The last 3 of which are available on Netflix.

Have you seen this film? Let us know your opinions in the comments below and of course if there are any films on Netflix UK you want us to review let us know!

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