Saw 3D: The Final Chapter

Rebekah Gordon

Finally, the survivors of Jigsaw’s horrific and deadly games can be at ease knowing the games are at an end… or so we think. The plot of the final chapter of the seven chapter series revolves around Bobby Dagen, a fellow supporter, who comes forward with a new self-help book for other survivors of Jigsaw, until his own selfish secrets unleash a whole new game.

The movie starts out with a flashback of Dr. Gordon dragging himself to find help after sawing off his foot. It then cuts to an urban shopping area where Brad, Ryan, and their mutual lover Dina are set in a trap with each set in front of a buzz saw and Dina over one. The chose that the men have to face is whether to save themselves or to save Dina, knowing that someone will die in the end. Their choice is made in front of hundreds of people. Meanwhile, Hoffamn continues to trap and kill four racist skinheads in an abandoned junkyard. At the same time, Boddy Dagens’ support group is being held not too far from there. Hoffman is waiting for Dagen and proceeds to abduct Dagen, his publicist, lawyer, close friend, and wife.

It gets out to Dagen’s entourage that he lied about being a survivor of Jigsaw and his traps while he tries to find his way through an abandoned insane asylum to save everyone. As Dagen is trying to release them from their traps, Detective Gibson is receiving videos from Hoffman asking for a swap: give him Jill and the killing will. Of course, Gibson won’t give him Jill, so Hoffamn proceeds to get her himself.

Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil, and you will endure the evil that you put out into the world, according to Jigsaw and his apprentice Hoffman. There is always a lesson to be learned at the end of the day. 58% of audience views liked the movie, but the movie received only 10% on the “tomatometer” on rottentomatoes.com. A review states that the was “sloppily filmed, poorly acted, and illogically plotted. Saw 3D leaves viewers trapped in the most lackluster installment of the series,” according to a review from rottentomatoes.com. Many viewers agree that they are glad this is the final installment of the series, because enough was enough.