Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman
Starring: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Angus Macfadyen
The first three Saw movies are kinda a story unto themselves, are are the second three. That is one thing I gotta give this series credit for, it has amazing continuity and it never feels all that stupid or forced. That surprised the hell out of me.
There are two nearly completely separate stories going on in Saw III. In the main one, a man who never got over the death of his son by a hit-and-run accident has to go through a bunch of traps in which he’s forced to save the people he hates because of the situation so he can finally get revenge. In the other, Jigsaw is dying, so the woman he’s taken as an apprentice kidnaps a doctor to help fix him up.
A lot of dumb backstory stuff gets covered in this movie, and really in every one of these movies except the first. They aren’t to the point where they’re 50% flashback footage yet, but it does get there eventually. Again, it’s not the worst example of a slasher series filling in backstory in a sequel, it all fits together, but it’s not all that interesting either.