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There is nothing about Hatchet that I can recommend. It is a completely incoherent mess and a waste of time.
Hatchet doesn't even work as a movie that's so bad it's entertaining (ala Plan 9). It's an empty suit. There's no continuity of story or character. This is just Adam Green with a camera making up stuff as he goes along. A professional script editor would have been a huge help and a good idea.
Tony Todd (from the movie Candyman) has a scene at the beginning of the movie that is a perfect example of why Adam Green has no business going near a movie set. Green clearly has no vision, and has no idea whether he wants Todd to be funny or scary. The result is that he's neither. It looks like Green was both afraid to direct Todd and just making stuff up on the spot for Todd to say. The result is a waste of talent.
None of Green's characters are sympathetic. None of the characters display any virtues that would make the audience care whether that person lives or dies. Because Green is just making up stuff as he goes, the personality and values of the characters change from minute to minute. The result is that you just don't care about any of these people, and as a result you just don't care about this movie.
When it comes to the legend of Victor Crowley, there's no process of discovery for the audience. The legend is recited, several times, each is slightly different. Each version becomes more tedious. Again, it's painfully obvious this stuff is being made up as they go along.
I went to a premiere in Hollywood, which opened and closed with Adam Green giving profanity laced speeches about why his movie was better than anything else being shown. He claimed that he alone was the savior of horror. How dare Eli Roth make a sequel to Hostel! Sequels are for unoriginal losers! (Green is of course hoping to make a Hatchet sequel) Most importantly, whenever Hatchet gets shown anywhere it means that any one of thousands of better independent movies, including independent horror movies, was not seen. If you have a choice of watching this movie or watching nothing, watch nothing.
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