|Directed by:||Jeff Burr|
|Written by:||David J. Schow|
|Cast:||Kate Hodge, Ken Foree, Viggo Mortensen, R.A. Mihailoff, William Butler|
This one is definitely the tamest of the bunch, and really I just thought it was boring and felt too safe. After how crazy the second one got, this follow-up seems like it just wants to stick too closely to the roots of the first one and doesn’t try anything new or exciting.
It also has the fewest victims in the series, including a bickering couple that weren’t too fun to watch. Thought it was funny how the guy was more of a scaredy bitch than his woman was.
It’s the kind of horror movie that you could watch on cable and not miss any of the good parts, because there are no good parts. There’s even less bloodshed than the original had, but lacks the tension and overall eeriness.
And this is the worst Leatherface. Hell even the mullet-headed Leatherface in The New Generation at least had some enthusiasm. But this one just feels like a guy dressed up as Leatherface, and lacks that rabid personality.
It was cool to see Aragorn show up though, and then later play a bigger, and admittedly unexpected role. Also cool to see Ken Foree squaring off with a different kind of set of cannibals, and brings that same courage along that he held in Dawn of the Dead. He also drops the funniest line when shouting at Leatherface, “The fuck is wrong with you people?”
BOTTOM LINE: Meh. There’s not much to like really because it just feels like a shitty adaptation of the first, afraid to venture into any new territory or try anything new and ultimately just feels forgettable and pointless. Aragorn and Foree are there, but Leatherface isn’t himself. I recommend everyone to just stick with the first two.