Jeff is an anguished man, who grieves and misses his young son that was killed by a driver in a car accident. He has become obsessed for revenge against the man and reckless with his wife and daughter. When Dr. Lynn Denlon, who has troubles with her marriage, is abducted by the deranged Jigsaw's apprentice Amanda, she is brought to a gruesome warehouse to keep John Kramer alive in spite of having a terminal brain tumor. Amanda puts a necklace gadget full of explosives around Dr. Lynn's neck connected to John Kramer's life support system, and tells her that if he dies the device will explode. Meanwhile, Jeff is submitted to a sick game of forgiveness with surprising dark consequences.
In a usual sense, any critic could tell you that in most cases, sequels will get worse by the numbers. Saw II didnt quite match up to Saw in terms of how much it impacted me. Saw III though, pushes the boundaries a little bit farther. Still not as good as the first, but gets close to it. Saw II left us yet again with a question... Is Jigsaw dead? Saw III answers that question with a big fat no. Jigsaw is on his death bed, just waiting for his time to come. With the help of Amanda now, he has everything he needs to die a happy death. Theres a problem though, it is seen that the recent traps are not in traditional Jigsaw fashion, as the new traps in which Amanda has created, are impossible to escape out of. This gives the police a reason to get suspicious quick. Personally, I dont like Amanda what so ever. Jigsaw showed people that they can learn to live life to its fullest, but you must be willing to get hurt to have that happiness, to live that life. Amanda simple gives the victims false hope that maybe if they try, they can escape, as their hope is brough down by the turn of the cranks on the trap.
Saw III is more like a big behind the scenes of the first movie. Throughout this movie, we get flashbacks of how both Amanda and Jigsaw set up the traps which we saw in the first movie. I love the way Darren Lynn Bousman set this up because some questions that we couldnt find answers for after watching the first movie are now solved, so when you watch III, make sure you have a fond memory of the events which unfolded in the first movie. Saw now has some character development, which I really began to like in here. Jeff is our main character here, the victim in the larger game being played. His son was killed by getting hit by a car, and Jigsaw sets up the game so that if he is to survive until the end, he will meet face to face with his son's murderer. Along the way though, he meets a few other people involved in the case, including the judge which gave his son's killer a small jail sentence. We get to learn how much revenge Jeff has been building up inside all this time, and the end events are portrayed by his mistakes.
Saw III is so far the goriest of the bunch. We get slit throats, twisted limbs, shotgun blasts and much much more throughout here. Saw III also wins the award for bringing in the most money in the series.
Saw III is almost as good as the first movie comes, but it lacks when it comes to creating that suspense that both the first and second films in the series had.