Saw 3D (2010) Kevin Greutert The seventh and apparently final entry in the series has a group of Jigsaw survivors standing behind one (Sean Patrick Flanery) who has written a book about battling your odds. The only catch is that he's really not a survivor of Jigsaw but soon he's kidnapped and thrown into the game and trying to save his wife. Meanwhile, a detective is trying to find out some secrets from Jigsaw's former wife while also trying to bring down Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) who is still carrying out the deadly games. Thankfully this latest entry pretty much stays away from many of the events in previous films and doesn't have the pressure of trying to make them match up to previous events. I think it's rather refreshing seeing a new stories, although we still get characters from previous movies showing up. I think this is a very good entry in the series and it certainly ends things on a very good note so let's hope it really is the last. I think there's a lot more imagination going on this time around but what also helps is that there's a pretty good story as well. I thought the idea of someone writing a fake book to try and make money only to then really be put into the game was a nice touch and one that makes for some nice drama. Director Greutert does a nice job with all the games but he also manages to build in some nice tension and especially during the final ten-minutes where two different games are going on and we cut back and forth between them. As expected, most people are going to be coming for the games and they are very good. I thought the open game with all the public watching was handled very well and it was a refreshing break because they throw in some nice comedy, which works pretty good considering the situation that the three characters are in. The other games turn more graphic and dark and these include a terrific one with some glue and automobiles. The game played by the survivor pretty much has him going from room to room to face down one friend after another. I thought these games weren't the strongest of the series but the drama in them was pretty good because of the direction and the story working so well. I thought Mandylor, Flanery and the rest of the cast were very good and we even get Tobin Bell in a few scenes. There are a few other guest returns but I won't ruin them for the fans. As I said, the final ten-minutes were very good and they were almost good enough for me to bump this up another half star. With that said, those who against these movies in general aren't going to change your opinion based on this one alone. Those who enjoy the series should have a good time here. As far as the 3D goes, there are several scenes where bodies are getting ripped open and guts come flying out of you. Nice touches but I don't think there's any major reason to have to watch it in 3D if your theater only gets the flat version. Either way, SAW 3D is a good way to end the series but I guess this will really depend on the box office take and how long they want to keep the series dead until a remake comes along and starts it back up.