Jigsaw is the last thus far in the Saw series. From IMDb the plot summary states that bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one suspect: John Kramer, the man known as Jigsaw, who has been dead for over 10 years. Logan Nelson, the local coroner, is trying to figure out who the killer is, because unless a man can come back from the dead, someone is framing a dead man.
The Saw series is an interesting series, and how it ended with the last movie seemed to close a loop, which I really enjoyed. It was the same with the Final Destination series. I enjoyed how the last movie linked the series of movies together, even if I didn’t like all of the movies themselves. I thought the last movie in the Saw series did that too, bringing the movies together and ending a loop in an interesting and exciting way. While I didn’t care for all of the movies, I did enjoy the ending and the way they were brought together.
This movie didn’t have anything new or exciting that the last bunch of movies didn’t have. There were the traps that people had to try to figure out before it took their life, and there were grotesque and dramatic death scenes that involved as much blood as gore as possible. The characters were nothing new, all there because of some deed they had done which had either taken another life or affected another life.
I didn’t, however, expect the ending. I was a little surprised who and why they ended up killing people, and how everything had progressed.
This wasn’t a good movie, and seemed pointless. There was really no reason for this movie to be made, unless it was being made to keep the franchise running. But in reality, everything should come to an end. I feel that if they had stopped at the last movie it would have been better, because the last movie closed things up in a way that, to me at least, was satisfying. This movie added nothing to the rest of the franchise, and is a one off that isn’t necessary. It didn’t keep the integrity of the series, and like a lot of series not every aspect needs to be continued or made (think the Solo movie, I mean did it really need to be made???).
Skip this movie, and go with something else, or go back to the beginning and watch the original Saw movie.