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 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.
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.
what did the fans do to deserve this steaming pile of dung? They went and saw Paranormal Activity. Due to SAW VI's criminally low box office (possibly due to SAW V) due to everyone seeing PA, SAW's budget seemingly was cut in half. 3D Gimmicks, pink blood and the worst dialogue this side of Ed Wood abound where there should have been a strong plot, dialogue, and big ass reveals that fans didn't know already.
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.