IGN has posted the teaser trailer for the final entry in the Saw franchise: Saw 3D. Hit the jump for the first glimpse at how well the finale will tie up the loose ends of the series, and how much it will exploit 3D.
Despite the Saw films’ increasing tendency to rely on bigger and nastier traps that will make the audience squirm as much as possible, there is still an interesting plot going on (although of course nothing that will match the masterful original movie). The series has been dragging on for a bit though, and Saw 3D seeks to finally end this. Let’s hope it does so in a satisfying manner; it’s difficult to tell from the teaser.
Back in February, Patrick Melton (co-writer of Saw IV, V and VI) gave us some information on the final film, and sounded pretty excited at the prospect. He confirmed that we will finally see such things as the fate of the elusive Dr. Gordon (who has been AWOL since 2004’s Saw), which I’m especially looking forward to.
However, there are a couple of reasons to be worried for it. Firstly, director Kevin Greutert was in line to direct Paranormal Activity 2, before being forced by Lionsgate to work on Saw 3D, due to a line in his contract. Expectedly, he wasn’t too happy about this, and his hectic changes to the script just before filming apparently made things a bit more awkward / problematic.
And then there’s the small matter of the studio attempting to turn this into one of those 3D-exploitation horror films, to the point of even changing the film’s official name to Saw 3D. The trailer does seem to show a couple of traps that have been designed for the sole purpose of “jumping out” at the audience, and I hope this doesn’t diminish the film’s quality. They didn’t even keep the awesome title Endgame, which is a shame.