If you're going to have two characters that spend a large portion of the movie yelling at each other emotionally, maybe it's best to NOT cast a Brit and a Aussie, neither of whom are all that adept at an American accent.
And bonus, what we DIDN'T learn: so this has troubled me for some time, but so okay, if Jigsaw's whole game is that he makes people fight for their survival, then what of the dude with the opiate overdose who had no point but to lay there and have Shawnee sort through his organs? How was he supposed to save himself? Oh Jigsaw, you with your ambiguous morals and chic boxer shorts.
If someone else has responded to this, I apologize for doubling up, but I just meant to glance in here, saw this, was frustrated, and didn't want to spend a lot of time looking through 6 pages to see if it'd already been answered.
Though I loved the riff, I actually found Saw entertaining, and the problem you're talking about here was my roommate's biggest problem with the movie, too, and I thought the answer to this was obvious.
1. if you want to go for the tamer, more sensible answer, it's this: think about ... uh ... the guy who's not cary elwes (don't remember the names) in the room. at the end of the movie, he's 'failed' by jigsaw's rules yet is still alive. so why isn't it conceivable the guy whose guts the chick had to go through didn't also 'fail' at an earlier trial that left him still alive and a possible key-hider?
2. Since we see from Saw 2 that he's just left to rot there anyway, that's probably not the answer, so let's go for the more cynical but more realistic answer. Everyone, oddly, seems to misinterpret Jigsaw's intentions. He says (and I'm probably paraphrasing here) 'i grew tired of seeing those around me wasting their lives.' he kind of HINTS he's trying to give people redemption or a chance to appreciate their lives, but that's not it at all. he's a twisted serial killer who gets off on murdering people & giving it some slight sense of justification. anything that doesn't make 100% sense or follow fair play he's going to justify b/c he's friggin nuts and really just wants to watch people squirm.
So, uh, having said that, did anyone else totally think this is how Arcade should be handled in the Ultimate X-Men? Just a thought.