Horror Marathon: Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010)

And we’re finally here! The Final Chapter of the Saw franchise! Its been one rocky journey and I mean literally seeing as it went on a downhill slope for a little bit before slowly redeeming itself a little at a time. After the ending of Saw VI, I did want to see how they would end it. I guess I should mention, although its called 3D, I saw it in normal 2D.

Let’s wrap this franchise up (seeing as I’m still unsure whether I should see Jigsaw)!

Saw 3D: The Final Chapter

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Director: Kevin Greutert

Cast: Tobin Bell, Betsy Russell, Costas Mandylor, Sean Patrick Flanery, Chad Donella, Laurence Anthony, Cary Elwes

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. –IMDB

The end is here. The sixth one ended with an injured Hoffman (Damn! Why does he just die?) and he’s onto Jill being a part of Jigsaw’s big plan. Call it a test or whatever, but it was one deadly one and he definitely passed it since he survived and now rather vengeful. The seventh one starts with a rather ambitious and grandiose game for a love triangle and its the first time its been out in the open (at least on screen). Of course, its disgusting and the choice the players make here are rather obvious and I’m going to be honest that watching these back to back has been really nauseating so I already felt incredibly sick at the first game and those are usually just introductions to the movie, which didn’t bode well. However, the story does really come together for this one. It brings back familiar faces from previous films and also takes for that moral journey that I had talked about in this final game also. At this point, its already noticeable that the script does reveal its intentions for the game fairly obviously however, the backstory with Jigsaw and Jill and Hoffman is where the mystery and twists all come out and its in the intricacies and extremities of each of the tests/games.

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With that said, the main game focuses around Bobby, a man who has gotten his fame for his outlook on what he’s learned from surviving Jigsaw’s game. When he gets reeled into this game, we get flashbacks of how he met Jigsaw and all the pieces fall together in some ways. His tasks, much like the last film, are a huge puzzle where he is lead to go from one room to the next where he needs to save the people he knows in order to move forward to save his wife. The story is so similar to the sixth installment. However, his finale is one that we see coming a decent point before that or at least its definitely in your suspicions. While that is the case, its really is just one freaky test to the next. Its a bloody affair over and over again. We get a look at each of these characters before in a few scenes. Not enough to care too much about them but if you buy into this fellow Bobby’s role, then its alright.

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What does make up for it is the idea of finally seeing how every fits together with Jill, Hoffman, and Jigsaw. Of course, we also bring in another agent into the formula. He does a fairly decent job. They even manage to seek out where the game is being played as they track down Bobby and fall a step behind. As I write this, I feel like its not as memorable as I’d like it to be for the whole investigation. However, the whole Jigsaw, Jill and Hoffman parts are the key twists here as they fill in those gaps of how it works which makes sense for the most part.

Honestly, I’m out of things to say about the Saw franchise. It has a formula and every time I feel like I’m saying similar things except now its just what works in the formula and doesn’t. The Final Chapter works for the most part and the way it ends it is quite awesome. There are twists that work and some that don’t. It really isn’t too bad although this one is incredibly bloody and gory.

Have you seen Saw VII? Did you see it in 3D? What are your thoughts on the franchise? Which movie is your fave?
Finally, do you think I should go see Jigsaw?

As an ending note here, I just thought of something that I’m going to work on as a final piece for this franchise. I feel like its needed to justify it more. One to look at how I’d rank each of these films, as well as a review of the entire story here in general. Either way, that’s coming up soon!

Halloween Marathon: Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

I took last week to catch up with a few priorities like Gone Girl and reblog and neglected post and well, Thanksgiving (which is actually today but I already celebrated yesterday).  Now, I welcome you back to the Halloween Marathon and lets get right into business (because I am now behind) and check out Friday the 13th The Final Chapter.  Supposedly this franchise was going to end with this one from what my boyfriend told me and I guess I can’t really argue with that because of how they wrap things up.  We all know it didn’t or else this marathon wouldn’t be happening.

friday the 13th final chapterDirector: Joseph Zito

Cast: Kimberly Beck, Peter Barton, Corey Feldman, Erich Anderson, Crispin Glover, Clyde Hayes, Barbara Howard, Lawrence Monoson, Judie Aronson, Camilla More

After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his way back to his home at Camp Crystal Lake.-IMDB

This killing spree involves not one but two houses along his way home.  One housing a group of teens (of course) and another is a family.

Friday the 13th The Final ChapterThe change in location and number of targets is what makes this Friday the 13th jump back into good territory.  It was really fun to see the slashing action swap around.  Plus, it took the audience on a little Michael Myers adventure of how Jason Voorhees is equally unkillable because after the ending of Part 3, he still managed to come back and this time, he was engineered to go back to his home on Camp Crystal Lake and he was ready to kill whoever got in his way.

Friday the 13th The Final Chapter Jason Voorhees is a pretty menacing character in this one.  He really does get pretty creepy and his killing methods although still varies for his characters, and it seems the director liked a lot of face crushing, he still brought a lot.  Plus, this time the equation brought in a family consisting of a mom, daughter and a younger boy. When you bring young kids in, there’s always a question of whether they will be really annoying and Tommy Jarvis played by Corey Feldman, brought a lot to the final act, especially since he was actually quite clever.

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Finally, the tone of this one varies a little and that scene up there is cheesy and so hilarious.  There something about this one that is a little different from the rest.  It has a little humor, a few scares and adds a few extra elements because its not out in Camp Crystal Lake.  Jason still keeps the alive factor that he has where he does a few chases and he has a few brutal kills (that was actually pretty disgusting).

Although, none of Friday the 13ths are great movie masterpieces in any way, they do always promise some form of fun.  So far, I’d have to say that the first one was the most dull to watch.  This one is pretty entertaining 🙂 We all know it doesn’t end with this one, so obviously, our journey into the Friday the 13th series continues.  These are feeling a little formulaic though and when I’m looking for pictures, I get confused which character belongs to which one.