By David Zou
“Why should things be easy to understand?” so says Thomas Pynchon, author of the famously near impenetrable Gravity’s Rainbow (1973). “The device you’re wearing is hooked into your rib cage. By the time this tape is finished, you will have one minute to find a way out” so says Jigsaw, the puppet master that haunts the near impenetrable Saw series (2004-2017).
Jigsaw, as he is more commonly known, is full of the joys only a regained purpose in life could bring. Unfortunately his joys include teaching people to appreciate their lives by placing them in emblematic tests and games, setting traps like a raven hooded poacher and manipulating them from the darkness. And more often than not he is the boatman ferrying his passengers into the underworld, as many do not survive his games.
The films are a spidery kaleidoscope of brutal violence, torture and heavy moral messages, and from small beginnings, have evolved into the kind of endless, spiralling franchise that Jason Voorhees and his mother would be proud of. Tobin Bell is the constant throughout these films as Jigsaw, along with his nightmarish puppet Billy; they huskily lay near impossible odds on people of various dubious backgrounds, hoping to teach them important life lessons. Here, as another entry in the series is scheduled for release, is a list of all the Saw films ranked worst to best.
7. Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010, Kevin Greutert)
The Final Chapter…ha!…when any horror film in a franchise promises “The Final Chapter”, at all costs, do not believe them (Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter for example, Jason returned several times after that!), it’s never really the end.
This film marks the return of Cary Elwes as Dr. Lawrence (um…yaaay!), but his scenery ingesting presence limps into frame far less → continue…
From:: Taste Of Cinema