MOVIE REVIEW: Saw III 2006
Ah yes it’s Fall, let the games begin. Fall is the time of year when the weather gets a little colder and a new edition of the Saw movie franchise is released. In Saw 3, we catch up with the shenanigans of The Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) and his bottom bitch Amanda(Shawnee Smith). For a terminally ill person, Ol Jiggaman has more lives than Fritz the Cat. Like any good pimp/psycho Jiggaman has left all his dirty work to his ho, Amanda. The object of this game is to kidnap a female doctor named Lynn (Bahar Soomekh) who must keep Jiggaman alive or else she will die. Lynn has a device strapped to her neck that will explode if Jigga’s heart rate drops below a certain level (Battle Royale anyone?). Meanwhile there is another subplot involving a man named Jeff (Angus Macfadyen) who is still mourning the loss of his son three years after his death. Jiggaman feels Jeff should be punished for not being able to let go of the past and also for wanting to exact revenge on the person who was responsible for killing his son. Jigga sends Jeff on a “This Is Your Life” type of mission where Jeff comes face-to-face with the people who played a part in his son’s death. It is up to Jeff to decide if he forgives each individual enough to save their lives from the fate Jigga and his ho has dealt them. In this version of Saw, we get to see flashbacks from the other movies to show the outcomes of some of the previous victim’s fates. Alrighty..I’ve told too much as it is, so no more spoilers from me y’all!
This version of Saw is just OK. Saw I was fantastic, Saw II was good, and this one was just OK. The killings were highly elaborate as usual, makes you wonder where a terminally ill dude would get the kind of bread needed to carry out such things. This time they upped the shock factor and added nudity in addition to the gruesome killings. This film deals more with the relationship between Jigsaw and Amanda more so than the killings themselves. I jokingly stated that this movie was more like a two-hour employee evaluation. I felt the people Jigsaw and Amanda picked for this “game” were not worthy of the punishment, and the basis for which they were chosen was just downright cruel. If you’ve seen the previous movies, you’ll know that most of the people chosen for the game almost “deserved” it. If you are a true gore hound like myself, this film will satisfy. This is certainly not for the faint of heart, even I was looking for a barf bag.
VERDICT: 2.5 Soul Claps
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