SAW III is the perfect bookend to the original SAW trilogy, providing a worthy send-off to the series' lead villain while diving deeper into the back story of the characters and events from the previous entries. Jigsaw is back, but the tumor growing inside him has left him bedridden. He enlists the help of Amanda to oversee his final game, which also involves a young doctor who must keep him alive long enough to see its outcome if she expects to survive. Darren Lynn Bousman continues to improve his cinematic styling over the last film, incorporating a number of brilliant scene transitions over the clean filming and sharp editing techniques. SAW III's traps are also among the most sadistic and creative in the series, almost to a fault considering the fact that it would have been impossible for John Kramer and Amanda Young to orchestrate them all themselves. Its crude mechanical devices call back to the Reverse Bear Trap and other bone-cracking contraptions that were missing from SAW II. As film series go, SAW III is one of the most rewarding and satisfying sequels in the genre, and it should have remained the final piece in the puzzle.