As a big fan of the saw franchise I couldn't wait to see this, "Saw 3D" brings the horrifying games of Jigsaw to life like never before. Or at least thats what i expected. There seemed to me to be a real lack of 3D, although the use of the 3D did give the film some dimension it was not as good as had been hoped.
The story hasnt been the focus of the Saw franchise since the original film, all of the films that followed seem to be more about gore and less thought put into the complex storylines.
Saw 3D, promoted as the Final Chapter in the series, picks up where Saw VI left off, with Hoffman having survived the trap he was put in by Jill and he is none too pleased to say the least. As a fan you would expect some cross references to jigsaw himself as we have seen in previous films, with the aid of flashbacks or video recordings etc, but references to him are very little, which is slightly disappointing as he means the most to the series at this point.
As for the traps they can be said to be decent but possibly a step down from previous instalments, maybe suggesting new ideas may be wearing thin. One of the traps for instance involves crossing an area where the floor is almost completely gone, which adds a nice bit of adventure to the vibe, but as thing go, not the best they have had.
Saw 3D is by far not the best movie from the franchise but is not at the same low point which was seen in Saw V. This is one to watch I certainly enjoyed it, However I was a little let down by its lack of 3D and the game/traps could have been better