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Film Review: Saw 3D

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Oct. 29th, 2010 | 10:36 pm

Directed By: Kevin Greutert
Written by: Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan
Starring: Costos Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Dean Armstrong, Gina Holden, Chad Donella, and Tobin Bell

Synopsis:
The final chapter has been set! This is allegedly the last of the Saw series. The story is what it has always been: a mastermind of self-destructive traps with a live valuing message returns to teach his final pupils.

Review:

Oh where to begin? I have been a tiny fan of the Saw series since it began six years ago. Throughout the past six films I have had my fair share of enjoyment as well as disappointments. But one aspect of the film remains unchanged, there is always a surprise at the end of every film. This last alleged installment is the same. That being said, the plot was decently constructed and you are kept guessing over and over again where the villain really is and how the main trap is going to end. That being stated, be prepared to make every attempt to follow three different stories. Knowledge of the previous films is not required, but very useful in understanding what is happening.

Ok, this is where "age" comes in. Before, I could handle watching this film without flinching. Perhaps it's age, perhaps it's the fact that my view in life and entertainment has shifted, but watching this film this time around was much more difficult than I had anticipated. I, literally, had to keep my eyes closed through about one quarter of the film. Yes, it's a very graphically gory film and not recommended for the weak. So, if you're in the mood for gore, you may want to check this film out.

One last final thought, 3D is not worth it. Sadly, I was in a position where that's all that was available to me, so I watched it. However, there were not enough effects in the film to thoroughly exclaim, "MUST SEE IN 3D!". I think out of all the 3D films I have seen, "Despicable Me" is the only film that was worth the 3D effects. And I still regret not watching "Resident Evil: Afterlife" in 3D as well. This last installment of Saw can be easily enjoyed in 2D. If you're planning to watch it, save your money and go for the more economical choice.

Thanks for reading... See ya next week. P

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★  Ashlee ★

From: umbreons_shadow
Date: Oct. 30th, 2010 08:42 am (UTC)
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What? I thought Resident evil in 3d was amazing. Atleast most of it, of course, it's not perfect yet. I don't know how much of a fan of the series you are, but in 3D was the best for the effects and it really made the action scenes outstanding.

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hisensei808

From: hisensei808
Date: Oct. 30th, 2010 08:46 am (UTC)
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Yeah, see.. prior to seeing it, I had watched a slew of 3D films and I was just disappointed film after film. So, when REA came out I was not in the mood to pay for another disappointment. When I watched it in 2D, I quickly regretted that decision. I should never had doubted Paul Anderson. He has been very faithful to the series, so... yea, bad, bad, choice on my part.

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★  Ashlee ★

From: umbreons_shadow
Date: Oct. 30th, 2010 01:35 pm (UTC)
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Got ya. :x

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Jekka

From: j_e_k_k_a
Date: Nov. 1st, 2010 08:27 am (UTC)
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I feel the same way about Afterlife, the movie was awesome to not watch in 3D but since I'm completely out of the movie scene I had no idea when it was even released or even in 3D.

Don't feel bad about having to close your eyes or flinching, I still can't stand quiet moments in horror movies where something is going to jump out and make me shit myself haha.

Awesome review :D

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hisensei808

From: hisensei808
Date: Nov. 1st, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
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Thanks Love. I appreciate the comment.

Yeah, there was a point where I could watch gore with no problem, but recently, just can't do it, unless it involves zombies. I don't know what it is about zombies, but I love 'em.

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