Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Rack Trap - Saw III

Horror Fanatic Challenge #22 - Best Death Scene

This poor guy is trapped in a particularly nasty torture device that slowly twists his limbs until he dies. The worst part is that he has to rely on Jeff for help. And as we have seen, Jeff ain’t exactly on the ball. It ends badly.

'Jeff, accompanied by Judge Halden, stumbled upon this trap after saving the judge from the Pig Vat. Timothy Young, the victim of this trap, turned out to be the man responsible for the car accident that resulted in the death of Jeff's son. The victim was strapped to a device resembling a crucifix, his head held in place by a rotating lock, while his arms and legs were held in place by spikes through his hands and feet. Each section began rotating around 180 degrees, one by one, taking his arms, legs, and head along with it and breaking his bones.
Jigsaw stated on Tim's tape that this trap was a particular favourite of his, referring to it as "The Rack." The only way for Jeff to free Tim was to obtain a key that was attached to the trigger of a shotgun, if the key was taken, the shotgun would have gone off and shot Jeff in the arm. As with the other tests, the key was also needed to leave the room and continue through to the next room. The shotgun and key were kept suspended in a glass box that Judge Halden attempted to break without success. Tim's arms and legs were rotated one by one, shattering and exposing his bones, as the judge stood by and helplessly watched. Jeff managed to untie the key from the shotgun, holding onto the cord long enough to move his own body out of the line of fire, but as he let go, the cord set off the gun, instead shooting the judge in the head and killing him. Jeff rushed over to Tim just as his head began to rotate, however, he failed to locate the key-hole in time, and Tim's neck was fatally broken. The gears slowed down and halted after Tim's head twisted around 180 degrees.' - Wikia.

So, was the Rack Trap winnable? Obviously. The Rack Trap was created by Jigsaw to test Jeff's forgiveness of Timothy Young for the murder of his son. In order to save Timothy, Jeff has to take a bullet for him.The question you have to ask yourself is this: How could Jeff be expected to take a shot for Timothy and save him at the same time?  The shot was powerful enough to kill obviously, so what's the point of a test that would have resulted in the deaths of both Timothy and Jeff, if played according to Jigsaw's instruction? 

You see, there's always a way to win Jigsaw's games (only Jigsaw, not his apprentices' games) without killing anyone. " 'Cherish your life' is the motto this whole organization is built on. " - Jigsaw. Life requires that we make wise decisions, to ensure that our lives are happier and that we can have peace of mind. That's the message behind the motto. If Jeff forgives Timothy when the game starts and then takes a bullet for him, then it shows that Jeff's stupid mood is still on. Jigsaw was expecting Jeff to untie the key and avoid the shot, in which case, there wouldn't be any sacrifice needed at all. Now, that's the way to win a game.

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