As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw’s brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror.
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Just pretend it ended with Part VI. A big, stupid cash grab. The meticulous mythology built up over the six previous films is spun off the rails and shit on for the sake of cheap fan-favorite returns and the highest possible body count. Needlessly convoluted. Feels like it was designed by a committee.
Overall a satisfying conclusion for the characters, but the plot is riddled with holes and giant leaps in logic. Glad to see Cary Elwes return to the series, but the 3D was mostly useless (as always). The series really shows it age here.
The franchise finally "ends" by flirting with self-parody (the lawnmower trap flashback is possibly the greatest moment in the entire franchise), killing off the screamy guy from Linkin Park for no discernible reason, and the least surprising final twist in FILM HISTORY.
Death scenes in 3-D is the only highlight of this film. and the fact that Cary Elwes return to the series for one final cameo appearance since his fate was left open in the original. It is still a very sadistic film series. A big hanging plot hole about what actually happened to Sean Patrick Flanery's character at the end is also left open. Is he forever trapped in a maze? Finally it is over now, isn't?
The discomfort one feels watching this movie is proportional to the access one is granted to misogyny at its purest: a palpable hatred of women, their bodies, and the sound of their voices. There is ultimately no other explanation for any of the decisions made in this production.
Just because it's a Saw movie doesn't give it license to be shit. I'm amazed how abysmal the film's construction actually was, to the point where I was laughing in the theater. But everyone else was retching and thought I was a sadist. Perhaps that's Jigsaw's grand commentary.
An incoherent mess. And here's a tip for the producers -- an effective twist is the one you don't see coming. In this case, Dr. Gordon's presence in the story has no other reasonable explanation except for the obvious one. It's pretty clear what the doctor's job in Saw VII is.