Jigsaw Ending Explained (Spoilers)

Jigsaw Ending Explained (Spoilers)

Horrorific content by all-horror on August 08th, 2022 | Spoiler | Survival, Police, Gore, Torture, Survival Game, Hollywood

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Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one suspect: John Kramer, the man known as Jigsaw, who has been dead for over 10 years.

Jigsaw: Spoilers Below

Jigsaw (2017)

John Kramer, also known as Jigsaw, may be back, but is he?

"Jigsaw" seems to follow a predictable pattern at first, with people being taken against their will and forced to make difficult decisions. However, the police are baffled as to how Jigsaw's DNA could be found under a victim's fingernails, given that he has been dead for ten years.

I was worried that the movie's resolution would be trite and obvious, but I was pleasantly surprised by how clever it ended up being. All the pieces came together, and it made perfect sense.

At the movie's beginning, a man is found with a gun by the police and is shot before he can say anything. Then, cut to a creepy locked room scene where five people are chained with metal buckets on their heads. They are awakened when the chains pull them toward circular rotating saws. One of the groups can signal to the others that if they offer up a bit of blood, they will be allowed to leave. One person does so and is immediately released. However, the other is still barely conscious and is pushed toward the saws. But that does not end up being his fate.

He endures and is a component of Jigsaw's perverse game.

The group is tested and has to confess their wrongdoings to find a cure and escape from their captors. But, as it turns out, everyone has done terrible things and, in Jigsaw's opinion, deserves to be punished in the same way they hurt their victims.

Jigsaw has been hurt by two people unknowingly. One of them sold a faulty bike to Jigsaw's nephew, which caused his death. Jigsaw serves his version of justice and kills the guy with a motorcycle. The purse snatcher dies because she doesn't get the proper antidote on time, just like she killed her victim by stealing her purse, which contained life-saving medication.

The woman who was expected to be intelligent has a horrific secret hidden: she purposely killed her own newborn and then blamed the father, who subsequently went insane and took his own life. Jigsaw knew this because he was her neighbor.

As the police investigate, they find that the two coroners may be interested in Jigsaw's experiments. This is because one of the doctors has scars on their back from being experimented on. This is not a coincidence.

The plot twist is that Jigsaw is dead. The people competing against each other were doing so ten years ago. The man with the bucket was never identified, but he was the doctor who wronged John Kramer by misdiagnosing him.

But Jigsaw is forgiving, saying that his mistake wasn't as bad as the others and was accidental. Okay, I didn't understand that part, but I was still really impressed by the twist. The doctor had cooked up this whole scheme-- the stolen DNA, the dead bodies, etc., to lure the detective who had let criminals go. Unfortunately, one of those criminals had killed the doctor's wife- the man shown at the beginning of the movie.

This was all part of a scheme by the doctor, who wanted the villain to be punished. He decided that Jigsaw's methods made a lot of sense and became his apprentice.

In the end, there is more bloodshed and violence, and the detective meets his end while the doctor walks away with a smug look on his face.

The movie has some good aspects, and I liked the surprise of the time change. The scary parts weren't as strong as they could be, but the characters didn't matter in the end. The protagonists, Jigsaw, the coroner, and the detective, were more compelling than the sick games being played.

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