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the latest in the SAW series
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Plot Synopsis: A 30 year old doctor
by the name of Lynn Denlon is kidnapped and locked in a room with no other than Amanda
and Jigsaw. The cancer-ridden Jigsaw -- who is on the brink of death -- tells Lynn
that she must keep Jigsaw alive for as long as it takes Jeff (played by 'Angus Macfayden')
to complete one of his own games. Lynn must race against the clock of Jigsaw's own
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More Than a Saw in SAW 3
After realizing that there was a third film in the mix with a fourth one on the way,
my father had at one point uttered, "How many feet can you chop off?" You can't really
blame him, though. With a movie titled "SAW,"
one would think it has only to do with a saw and nothing else. What more can you possibly
add to a movie with so blunt a title? True enough, it all started out in the first
film with a saw being the only means of two victims escaping the clutches of a man
known as "Jigsaw," a terminally ill man whose newfound mission in the remaining days
of his life was to test the wills of each of his "subjects." In his mind, he felt
the only way to teach mankind to be more appreciative of their gifts of life was by
placing them in threatening situations to see just how badly they wanted out and how
hard they were willing to fight for it. His tool of choice for his latter test subjects
was, as we have learned, a saw. Should his subjects succeed in escaping his torturous
devices, they would discover a new appreciation of their lives that they never knew
they had. But now, that little low budget 'Saw' movie has spawned something entirely
new in the world of horror movies. Now, it's becoming the newest of franchises and
doesn't seem to be stopping.
It's hard to imagine a movie like Saw III and its predecessors would be memorable
enough that it would merit a positive review. You've got the obvious gore factor for
one thing. Not to mention the vulgar language. It's easy to label the whole thing
as useless with no point. And yes, there is a lot of goriness. Even I've pondered
how the creators behind the 'SAW'
movies come up with such gruesome ideas! The results of their creations, no matter
how clever, are still uncomfortably disturbing, namely because of the medieval-like
devices used to torture the characters. You'll hardly be able to sit still in your
seat since you'd be too busy writhing and cringing, as if you could feel the pain
yourself. We all know they're just movies, but for many moviegoers, the realism is
just a little too real. Movie or not, though, a person either likes these types of
genres or they don't. There's no changing their minds on the matter. It's no secret
that these movies, from the first all the way to this third installment, are great
big blood fests. Not everyone can stomach such brutality, even if it's something they
know is fake. But in this case, you may just find reason to face the horrific images.
If you can manage to keep glued to your seat and look beyond all the blood and viciousness,
which is tough, you'll see a far deeper point to the often complex plot. As hard as
it may be to believe, this movie really does have a sort of "moral" tale to it. The
legendary saw does make a quick cameo, but as the movie progresses, you'll see it
has nothing at all to do with the plot. Rather, you'll be in for yet another valuable
life lesson told through the eyes of the dying Jigsaw, whose vision was quite intriguing,
though his methods were rather detestable. But alas, the usage of gruesome, bloody
death scenes is likely a necessity to get the attention of many thrill-seeking moviegoers
out there. It may be just a movie when it comes to goriness, but when it comes to
the story and the meaning behind that story, it's more than just a movie. It is, in
an eerie way, an all too accurate reminder of the real world. It is the issue of forgiveness,
the most challenging feat for almost all of us. This movie, even more so than its
predecessors, actually had one of the best plots I have ever seen for its genre, which
is probably why I openly accept them. Not often does a movie really make you think
about the world you live in and the people in it.
Saw III continues on where the second film left off and it wastes no time getting
there. Right away we are treated to a couple of gruesome scenes, which at first seem
rather pointless, other than to prove you're watching a 'Saw' movie. But as the movie
progresses, we gradually learn the true meaning behind the inexplicable deaths as
well as what's expected of a man named "Jeff," the main character, in Jigsaw's newest
game. Jigsaw's still on his death bed, weaker than ever, but it doesn't stop him from
pursuing his newfound mission. After losing his son to a tragic car accident, Jeff
must trek through an old, abandoned warehouse using clues strategically left by Jigsaw
so as to work through the pain of the loss of his son. As he progresses, he gradually
learns that his mission is to exchange his vengeful anger for forgiveness of the people
involved in the death of his son. The mission gets difficult for Jeff, as each series
of trials prove deadly for the people involved if he cannot find it in his grief-stricken
heart to forgive them for their wrongdoings. As the plot thickens, we also learn more
about Jigsaw's young apprentice--whose identity was revealed in the second film--and
what unique role she played and continues to play in his twisted games as she adds
her own dosage of vile behaviors.
In all actuality, there's only so much I can say about this movie without revealing
absolutely everything. But I cannot praise the plot enough. It's incredibly and irresistibly
thought-provoking for a horror movie. It's not just senseless violence and bloody
deaths. It harbors a message all its own. Will vengeance or forgiveness have the final
say in Jeff's trials? Will he let go or hold on to his pain? When people's lives are
in danger, what decisions will be made? Well, watch the movie to find out! If you're
looking for blood and gore, then this definitely qualifies. The menu on the DVD alone
is gruesome enough to entice you to go further. But if you're out for something with
a lot more depth to it than just a blood fest, then it's highly recommendable just
the same. And who knows? You might just find yourself applying the basic plot to your
own life. How much do we all value forgiveness? What price will we pay to drown our
pain? When we all face our own tests in life, can any one of us overlook our anger
if it meant the safety of the person who hurt us? What will we choose to dwell on?
Forgiveness is a rather tricky situation that unfortunately isn't quite easy to come
by, and I appreciate that a movie as horrific as Saw III dared to tread on such sensitive
territory. Will Jeff overcome Jigsaw's test of forgiveness before it's too late? Forgiveness
must be chosen, and consequences will abound thereafter regardless of the choice.
Only when it's the right choice do things become so much clearer than they ever were
before. But in the world of the 'Saw' franchise, the right choice tends to be the
most painful one to endure, and that is the ultimate test of character.
Lynda is 25 years old, lives in Indiana, and hopes to
one day pursue a career working with animals. She enjoys many forms of self-expression,
including art, poetry, and writing, which is one of the latter additions to her list
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