Thursday, 23 November 2006

Saw 3 Film Review - Cult Press

Directed By: Darren Lynn Bousman
Starring: Shawnee Smith, Tobin Bell, Bahar Soomekh
Running Time: 107 mins
Reviewed By: Alexia Weeks
Rating: * * *_ _

A strained effort to compete with the extremities of Hostel, the third in the Saw series has noticeably less impact than the previous two. Is it wrong to be able to say moderate torture no longer horrifies me? The movie landscape and squeamish storylines are reaching a stage where real life snuff movies wouldn’t be out of place.

What Saw 3 does have to offer is best looked at apart from the first two Saws or its grisly competition Hostel. In this third helping of Jigsaw and his ‘Seven-esque’ mission to brutally educate the world, we follow the trail of blood left by Amanda (Shawnee Smith) as she continues her work for John Cramer (Tobin Bell) who is literally at death’s door.

Rumours that fully grown men fainted in their seats at the cinema is an encouraging sign and suggests we’re getting a decent helping of blood and gore. Bless them, it does prove that the film has some worth and ‘hits the spot’ for horror fans. It’s clear which scene of the film caused this but don’t worry – no spoiler here!

Go watch it, but don’t be surprised if you feel let down by the regurgitation of the same ole ‘games’ and ridiculous amount of twists…

Special thanks to Lexi for a great review.

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