'Saw 3D' Review: Only for the Loyal

Sally Mercedes
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Saw 3DThe latest, supposedly final, installment in the Saw series premieres just in time for Halloween. Saw 3D is the seventh in the series and I, for one, am amazed they're still churning these out.

But it seems I'm not the only one, as reviews for Saw 3D suggest there's more trick than treat in this movie.

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel:

“Saw 3D” flings a few entrails at the lens, but it’s a humorless affair, murder by rote. [...] An opening scene, three victims in a department store window where the public can watch them bleed and get camera phone video of the violence, is the only clever bit in it.

Luke Y. Thompson, E! Online:

In its least self-serious installment yet, the Saw franchise literally throws its over-the-top gore in our faces, along with an unusual amount of self-parody.

Eric D. Snider, Moviefone:

Part 7 takes us back to the beginning in many ways, wrapping up some loose ends and reminding us of how goofy the whole thing has become.

The most positive of reviews liked that the movie made fun of itself more than usual, but almost all of them admit that you watch this one just to say you got through the series. I don't know about you, but that doesn't seem like much of a selling point to me.

But, there you have it: if you've seen the others, then you'll likely see this one no matter what. If you haven't seen and enjoyed most of the other movies, don't even bother with this one. From what I can gather, the film is cheesy and the stunts are so overplayed that the only thing going for them is that they're in 3D.

For those of you heading out to watch Saw 3D, I hope you enjoy saying goodbye to the series (assuming it actually ends). For the rest of us, a Netflix scary movie marathon would probably be a better way to spend the night.

Are you a fan of the Saw series? Will you watch Saw 3D this weekend?

 

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