Mindset before movie: I was pretty excited to find out there was a horror movie coming to the theatre that is rated R. I didn't even care what it was, I mean 3-D horror movies, right? I already missed out on "Silent Hill: Revelation" in 3-D. But with all the recent slashers, excluding 2 or 3 in the last few years, horror has been letting me down a lot lately so I had some hope, but expectations were low.
Mindset after movie: I forgot what I was watching until that guy with the chainsaw started killing people. I couldn't remember which slasher movie I was watching a sequel/ remake of. I was waiting for Sarah Michelle Gellar or Jennifier Love Hewitt to pop out somewhere, nope. Same old script, just different players. When they introduced the characters, I had some hope for the MMA trained guy, I thought maybe he would kick some ass, the ass kicking never came, not even a little. All the characters are stupid teenagers again, who all live in America and don't have any guns, again, all that stuff you think is gonna happen happens. I understand that this is a sequel to the original horror godfather of slasher movies, but that movie was great because it was one of the first. Now that plot line has been done at least 23,657 times(this figure is intended to be an exaggeration and is based on nothing) anybody with half a brain who has seen any slasher movies in their life can tell you exactly what's gonna happen, how it's gonna happen and won't hesitate to roll their eyes every time somebody trips on a tree root while running or fumbles with a door knob for 20 mins. There were a couple parts that were cool, don't get me wrong, like when the main star(I would look her name up on this website, but I don't respect her, so I don't care)bails hard running out of the house, I laughed really hard. When stupid characters do stupid things, bad things should happen to them. Needless to say, I was rooting for Leatherface because he was a smarter character (even with his handicap) and I knew he would survive. So the production wasn't terrible, the script was a regurgitated crap-shoot, the acting was as good as you'd expect from horror these days and there were some cool parts, oh, and that girl you want to see naked sooo bad...that didn't happen either.
If you're like me and have seen a lot of slasher movies since the first Texas Chainsaw Massacre, you will be let down by the it's "sequel". Letaherface started a movement in the 70s, a movement that hasn't changed at all since, other than the realistic gore they can make these days. Apparently slasher movies have to be the same. Same plot, same stupid teenage kids, same setting, same old bull crap. I'm starting to think that the producers who make slasher movies expect each member of its audience to watch only 1 or 2 slasher movies in their lives because every one they produce is only a shocker to an entirely new and oblivious audience. Either that or they just know we're all a bunch of suckers with wallets and hope for another slasher revolutionary like "Behind the Mask" and "Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil" .
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