I was afraid when I picked this up that it would be the same old shit. I mean, honestly, how many times can you rehash the same setup? (Apparently, at least four.) Surprisingly enough, I thought they did this in a well enough departure from the other two films. The beginning of the films have been notorious for the gruesome scenes, and Saw III will not disappoint in that aspect. In fact, it didn’t disappoint several times. After the first few minutes, I was feeling rather nauseated and doing the total girly hiding my eyes behind my hand trick. I wouldn’t say this one had a twist of an ending per se, but I felt a little duped. Knowing what the whole premise of the Saw antics was supposed to be based on, this movie kinda lessened the impact of the other two and yet, the “lesson” in this one was more substantial than the others. First Saw I was like “Whoa, Shit!”. Second Saw, I was like “Whoa ho ho!” This one, I was like “I knew it! Wait, what?”
But hey, that aside, I did like it better than Saw II. There were more cringe-inducing torture devices, and cringe I did. I’d say I can’t imagine how they came up with some of this stuff, but from what I read, they did some research into medieval torture devices. Ew.