Insane, intense cruelty is the calling card of the Jigsaw killer, whose twisted spirit and terrifying human traps -- recalled in flashbacks following his death in Saw III -- inspire another installment of the hugely successful gore franchise. Led by fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, Jigsaw's past victims band together to support each other.
Saw #7, the supposed final chapter of ridiculously elaborate traps and gory redundancy. It does add up to some fairly awesome, sinister fun. Not much to really hack or slash this particular one away from the rest of the bloody pointless franchise, aside from the visual 3-D gimmicks. Don't be expecting some deep, revealing closure to give the entire story some greater meaning or purpose. But it does have a higher budget (17 million) and delivers plenty of blood and repulsive human carnage. Anything less would just be barbaric.
You will see some familiar faces here, but the main new character is Bobby Dagen (Sean Patrick Flanery). He achieved quasi-celebrity status by falsely claiming to have survived one of Jigsaw's traps. Bad idea to mock a homicidal lunatic, as Bob's lies will soon become a reality.
In case you somehow don't know what's in store here, there is plenty of hacksaws ripping flesh, buzzsaws chopping off limbs, and circular saws viscerating all hope from sapless victims. There are some other deadly traps where survival is just not looking too promising. It's some good gooey pleasure for you morbid gorehounds, lots of graphic entrails removal and unpleasant disembowelment to make you wince in delight. You timid viewers should definitely avoid this deranged adventure, of course.
As far as the 3D goes, it does look kinda cool I suppose but it doesn't add much to the overall experience. In fact, it detracts from the realism quite a bit.
So overall it's more of the same here. This final Saw delivers exactly what you should expect. Not exactly an incredible way to close out the franchise, but there really isn't much more you can do here.
Fun, but not much new. 3.5 stars