I originally did not want to write a review of this movie because I thought it was so self contained and purposeful that i had nothing to add in commentary. But I think that speaks to itself. It tips it's toes in what one would expect a bunch of hippies talking about mushrooms would talk about but does not fall into the pool, preferring to look more at amateur and professional scientific discoveries. Despite the cliches, it's impactful, beautifully shot and gives just the right amount of hope for the future.
A fruitful attempt to finish the franchise. However the amount of death in this installment felt overboard. One of the great things about saw is that some people beat the trials. Everyone dies and dies and dies. It's good gore porn and it's wrapped up well enough for everything that saw has been throughout the franchise. The "twist" ending, while not unpredictable, is admirable.