Saw 3 is the first reason for me to think that this franchise has died. The film is poorly directed for involving too many camera-shaking scenes. The screenplay is weak, it's not as smart as the first two SAW movies are. Even the usually good death traps are bad. This movie is gross and gory, it's not for the faint of heart. The only things that keep this pointless film from being a total disaster, is the good performances by Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith and Bahar Soomekh. The flashbacks to the first two films and the now softer, now classic SAW score. I hope this is the last of the SAW movies, but from the success of this franchise, it won't be.