I know it came out in 2004, but I just finished watching it a couple of minutes ago because I thought it had a good moral to it.
I post here because I need some help with other Christians to put the moral together and how it fitted in the movie. To people who have seen this, this may make more sense than others who haven’t. I didn’t really organize this. I just typed down whatever I had out of the top of my head. This is what I thought:
The bathroom in the beginning reminded me of Purgatory, along with other situations of the other victims. Why Purgatory? because the two guys were supposedly accused of doing something wrong, that’s why they ended up there. Now that they are there, they must prove to Jigsaw that they wanted to live a better life and get rid of their wrongdoings.
The men had to choose whether to live or die. They had to choose once they ended up in the bathroom because their life is “over” (metaphorically speaking). Now that their life is over, they end up in the bathroom (Purgatory) and now Jigsaw wants them to prove they are worthy of to continue living (eternal life) or to die in the bathroom (burn in all eternity).
The woman who survived. She was put there because of her drug addiction. She was asked if she was grateful for this to happen. She said that Jigsaw helped her. Though she had to kill her loved one. I guess the moral here is that sometimes we have to sacrifice things.
Anyways. In a sense Jigsaw (or John) isn’t really a bad guy when looked at a different way. All John wanted was all the bad things to end, and have people appreciate their life and not abuse it. He shows that there are consequences.
Sorry if this is wrong, but I remember thinking that John was acting like God. Throughout the whole movie I was looking at John that way. This may seem wrong, since John was also seen as a bad guy, making others kill themselves. But in reality it’s the people that chose to be there in the first place by doing what they did.