Revealing mistake: When Eric Matthews is smashing his foot, he hits it the first time and it shows a close up. If you watch the small amount of blood when he hits it again they have used the same shot. (00:04:00)

Revealing mistake: During the "Rack" trap, look closely whenever there's a close-up of any of Timothy's hands or feet. It takes careful observation, but you can tell that many close-up shots have been horizontally flipped during editing. This was because the production only spent money on one prosthetic/prop hand and one prosthetic/prop foot for the twisting/bone-breaking effects, and in order to make it look like all four of his limbs were breaking, shots would be horizontally flipped. Thus the same prop/prosthetic could serve as both the left and right hand or foot. What gives it away is the blood pattern on the foot, which is perfectly mirrored between his two feet.

Revealing mistake: Notice that throughout the movie the primers (little 'buttons' on the tips of the shotgun shells) on Lynn's neck trap have all been expended. In a sense, none of the shells have the capacity to be fired.

Jason Johnson

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Revealing mistake: When Lynn is inspecting the "reverse bear trap", the trap Amanda was placed in for the first movie, you can see a small orange light reflecting off a few surfaces, like Lynn's arm and the nearby table. This is the brightness level auto-adjustment light that is present on many handheld cameras, which the cameraman apparently forgot to cover or turn off. (00:47:20)

Revealing mistake: Look at Matthews' toes as soon as he's done breaking his ankle, it's obvious that it's a fake foot. If you shine a flashlight through your toes, or fingers, it will shine most brightly through the edges of them because in the middle there's a bone to block the passage of light. The light shines right through Matthews' toes, and it's a solid color, obvious that there's nothing inside to block the passage of light. While he did break several bones in his foot to escape, it is unlikely that he took time to break his toes as there is no reason to, the shackle will slide off unbroken toes as well as broken ones. Also, even if he did break his toes, the broken pieces would still be in his foot and still block the light. It's a fake foot. (00:04:15)

Nick Bylsma

Revealing mistake: During the "pig vat" sequence, as the pigs are being dropped into the grinder, in some of the shots from underneath the blades, you can see that the pigs are not falling directly into the blades, but rather, onto a sheet of glass right on top of them. (Look for the pigs to reflect in this glass.) (00:56:00)

Revealing mistake: When Jigsaw is coughing up blood, the tube pumping the blood is visible. Look near his thigh. You can even see some red liquid oozing up. (Only visible in widescreen.) (00:38:20)

Low Cow

Revealing mistake: After Tony rips his right hand from the chain you can see that the wound doesn't go all the way down to between his fingers, it stop about 1/2 an inch from the webbing of the fingers. The only way to get the chain out oh his hand was to completely rip it out between his fingers, the wound should have gone all the way out. (somewhat difficult to see, but just look carefully [slow-mo helps, but it NOT required to see this mistake]). (00:08:40)

Nick Bylsma

Revealing mistake: Jeff tears a big chunk out of his face, but it never really bleeds out very much. It's pretty obvious that it's not just a layer of skin, you can see that there's a pretty big hunk of skin gone. At one point in the movie it's completely covered in blood, but only inside of the area of the tear. It should, at the very least, ooze quite a lot and drip something down his face, yet the area around the wound is always free from blood.

Nick Bylsma

Revealing mistake: When Kerry is in the Angel trap there is a close up of her about to put her hand in the acid for the first time before it changes to a spinning shot. In the close up, watch very closely and you will see her fingertips enter the acid but she doesn't get burned or scream in pain. (00:15:40)

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Suggested correction: You don't always feel the pain straight way when under immense physical stress.


What about not being burned? That's still a mistake.

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Suggested correction: First of all, she doesn't fall to the ground. She stumbles after being shot and then slowly collapses to a seated position. There is also no dummy being used, as Shawnee Smith's face is visible in every shot of her until she dies.

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Continuity mistake: The drill that Lynn uses on Jigsaw's skull has a white piece of tape on the end of the drill bit a short distance from the end, presumably to mark the thickness of his skull so she knows where to stop. In one shot (during the drilling scene) the piece of tape moves a good two inches farther up on the drill bit, but it's back down in the very next shot. (01:04:05)

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Trivia: In the first scene of the film, Detective Matthews is trying to get the gun. When he looks around the room, seeing Adam and Zepp's bodies and Dr. Gordon's foot, we also see Xavier's body, which is not a dummy, but a cameo made by Franky G.

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Question: So in this film, through the flashbacks, we learn a lot about the previous films. However, with all that is known, why does Jigsaw leave Adam in the bathroom and close the door? He says game over - did Adam fail? Is the suffocation by Amanda the punishment for failing?


Answer: It was too late for Adam to solve the game the way he was intended to- the key went down the drain, which Jigsaw actually didn't intend to happen. Adam's key was meant to be tied around his neck in such a way that neither him nor Lawrence would be able to see, and Adam would be allowed to go free and escape if he were to locate the key- which would only be possible if he looked at himself. The whole idea behind his puzzle was "looking at himself instead of others, for a change." The reason it went down the drain instead, was because of Amanda, who continuously made traps unsolvable. Instead of tying it around him like Jigsaw asked, she just tossed it on his chest, which defeated the whole purpose. Also, he was given a saw just as Lawrence was, as a much more violent plan B, another way he could save his own life.

That doesn't make sense because Jigsaw told Adam that the key is in the bathtub at the end of the movie.

Chosen answer: Jigsaw most likely decided to leave Adam in the room in case Gordon didn't shoot him. Adam wasn't the one who failed, it was Gordon. He simply decided to leave him in there, the easy way out. As for his suffocation, Jigsaw already mentions Amanda's emotional side also being her weakness. While Adam was meant to die after a certain amount of time, Amanda's emotions got the best of her and so she decided to mercy kill him.


Answer: Well Jigsaw told Adam that the key to his chains was in the bathtub, without knowing he pulled the plug, drowning the key with it. However, he could have responded instead of trying to shoot Jigsaw. After that, he most likely came to the conclusion that Adam didn't learn his lesson. And Amanda coming back to kill him is most likely a mercy kill, though it's not confirmed.

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