I am not a fan of the Saw series.
It's probably my least favorite horror series.
The only reason I saw Saw 3D: The Final Chapter is because someone paid for my ticket for me to join them in seeing it.
I was though, curious if this seventh film in the seeming never ending Saw franchise really was the last (mum's the word!)--- but not curious enough to pay to see it for myself!
The only thing I like about the Saw series is the origin of John Kramer/Jigsaw (played creepily and smartly by Tobin Bell)--- how after a botched suicide attempt after he learns he has a tumor, he appreciates life more and sets out to "help" wasteful people appreciate theirs by testing their will to live.
However, the nasty traps the victims are put into, which Saw fans seem to love the most, never wowed me in horror.
They pretty much make me laugh because they are so ridiculous.
But I must admit, in Saw 3D, some of the traps set up by Jigsaw's copycat are cool and made we wince a bit--- especially the opening trap with two guys, a girl and three fitting saws.
The way the story is told is good--- through flashbacks mixed with the present---although it was hard to tell at times which was which because I'm not familiar with the back stories for certain characters where their back stories are shown.
So how did it end?
Did Jigsaw somehow rise from the grave even though he was murdered in III?
Was this really the final chapter in the Saw series?
I want to give it away but I won't!
You will have to go see Saw 3D yourself to find out!
From the audience's reaction of whistles and claps, most (there was one guy who loudly displayed his distaste for the ending) Saw fans loved the ending.
But because I'm not a fan, of course I rolled my eyes and groaned.