Saw 3D (and Saw series) Review

In my review for what is supposed to be the final film in the Saw franchise, I’d like discuss not only Saw 3D, but the series as a whole. Lets first begin with Saw 3D. My biggest complaint regarding this film is its title and use of 3D. First off, I’d like to establish my hatred for the idea of 3D in general. This really isn’t the right place to discuss it, but 3D is unneeded, pointless, it doesn’t make a movie better and it never will so just stop. James Cameron is an awful person who makes terrible movies. Anyways, lets talk Saw.

Okay, go ahead and make your movie 3D, I’ll be a little frustrated, but I’m not gonna complain much. What I will complain about is the way the filmmakers felt it necessary to attach “3D” to the title as if thats what’s going to make me want to watch this movie. Because it makes me happy to have the feeling that I can reach out and touch someone’s severed spleen. I’m being sarcastic if you couldn’t tell. 3D didn’t add anything to this movie. Call it Saw VII because that’s what it is. Now, lets just chat about the actual movie.

Saw 3D was awful. It was absolutely atrocious. It was a movie filled with a corny plot, dreadful dialogue, terrible acting and dull direction. To tell you the truth, going in, I didn’t expect anything else. I knew whole-heartedly going in that what I was about to see was going to be a terrible movie. This statement begs the question: Why did I go see it at all then? Well, before I delve into that question, I’d like to give you my ranking of the Saw series (from least to greatest):

7. Saw II

6. Saw V

5. Saw VI

4. Saw IV

3. Saw III

2. Saw 3D

1. Saw

I feel the same way about Saw 3D that I do about the entire series. Its absolutely awful filmmaking on almost all accounts, but I can’t fight my feelings on the series any longer. I love the Saw movies. The Saw series is our generation’s Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street or Halloween and I consider myself lucky cause, you know what, Saw’s better.

Don’t get me wrong. All those crappy slasher movie series, from Halloween to Scream are a blast, but I get more enjoyment out of the Saw movies. The Saw movies actually take their multiple killings and attempt to put a complex story and meaning behind them, sure it was corny and impossible, but it was a series that was fun to watch. It was interesting to see what would happen next. And I’m not talking about the traps, I’m talking about the plot of the entire seires that came to a great close in Saw 3D. Saw 3D made everthing make sense in a Saw sort of way and brought everything full circle and in that way it was pretty awesome. At the end, it was obviously corny and in no way could ever happen realistically, but that didn’t stop my heart from pounding and my lips from smiling.

So there you go, the Saw series is awful, but I’m not ashamed to say that I love it. I’m finding it very difficult to grade this movie, because even though I love it I can’t hide the fact that it was a terrible movie. So here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to grade Saw 3D from the stand point of a lover of movies and a critic, but I will say this. The Saw series is essentially the ultimate guilty pleasure for me and that’s by far the best way I can put it.

Grade: D+ (with much love)

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Saw 4

For a horror movie, it was creative and the writers are good at figuring out these traps and stuff, but c’mon they should have never killed the bastard off in the third one, that was soooooo stuped. So if you haven’t seen the movie yet, either yes he’s still alive or no, and somehow he’s pulling strings from beyond the grave. In the third one he dies at the end and if that were the ending for a serias, that would’ve been fine, but you can’t take away the only reasonably good actor in the movie and have the saga continue.

!!!SPOILER!!! if you haven’t seen the movie don’t read ahead

The ending sucked and with the ending of the last one I was expecting something as good as the first one, I did not get my wish.

!!!HUGE SPOILER!!!

The autopsy scene in the beginning actually is the ending after everyone dies, and there’s a completely new jigsaw. Give Me a Break. How did the detective get jigsaws body to the autopsy room and himself out of the huge metal door that the evil detective (New Jigsaw) locked. That was stuped and they never should have killed Tobin Bell off.

Grade: C-