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:: Saw 3

With his new apprentice Amanda (Shawnee Smith), Jigsaw, the puppet-master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police, has once again eluded capture and banished. While city detectives scramble to locate him, Doctor Lynn Denolon (Bahar Soomekh) and Jeff (Angus Macfadyn) are unaware that they are about to become the latest pawns on his vicious chessboard.

Whannell and Wan have worked hard to create another story in this trio that is just as shocking and surprising as the previous two. Although the audience is prepared for a twist, they will never guess the depth of this dark and sinister story until the final moments.

If possible, the goriest of them all, Saw 3 begins where Saw 2 finished. It incorporates and explains elements of the other films that were not initially obvious until this third movie. The character of Jigsaw is explained in more depth “I am not a murderer, I hate murderers,” he claims, while his apprentice Amanda, proves herself to possess a very different personality and opinion.

The acting by these two was exceptional, as was Angus Macfadyen’s role a grief stricken father. Unfortunately Bahar Soomekh was not always convincing as Lynn. She played a ‘tough doctor’ very well, but seemed to struggle with other emotions.

Once again the Saw movies are proving to be a gut wrenching watch for even the most hardcore horror fans. Saw 3 is as cleverly written and directed as the last two, with twists that will keep you guessing. If you enjoyed Saw 1 and 2, Saw 3 will not disappoint.