Conclusion: The minds behind Texas Chainsaw 3D clearly love Tobe Hooper's original 1974 horror classic, but set themselves up for failure by creating a lackluster "true sequel" to that film. Texas Chainsaw positions Leatherface as an anti-hero but devolves into a laughable parody of the effective original. The scares, story and acting all come up short, and Texas Chainsaw becomes another shoddy sequel in a franchise that has seen its share of bad sequels .
Summary: Any horror film aficionado knows it's next to impossible to keep a nefarious villain down. Even when it appears the bad guy has expired, it's a standard horror trope to have him (or occasionally her) spring suddenly back to life for one last shock before the final credits roll. But a number of horror franchises have taken almost ludicrous steps at times to keep their chief baddie coming back to wreak more havoc, a trend that might even be traced back to one of the most...
Conclusion: 'Texas Chainsaw' tries to reignite interest in horror icon Leatherface with hopes of kick-starting the franchise. Unfortunately, it fails miserably while wasting some potentially good ideas without ever stirring at least a few scares or creating a single moment of suspense. The Blu-ray arrives with excellent 3D video and a good audio presentation.
Excerpt: Heather Miller (Alexandra Daddario) has inherited her grandmother’s mansion, a luxurious estate in small town Texas, already fitted with amenities. Of course, it also comes with a chainsaw wielding maniac in the basement, but take the good with the bad. Texas Chainsaw opens in 1974, mere minutes after Sally Hardesty famously escaped in the back of a truck, leaving her potential killer Leatherface swinging a chainsaw in the sunset.
Excerpt: Contrary to what you may think, Texas Chainsaw 3D is not a shameless exploitation of a beloved franchise to make a quick buck, at least not from anyone involved at the actual filmmaking level. Director John Lussenhop and his team were clearly very invested in trying to make a film that pleases the fanbase and smoothly transitions from the classic first installment. For the most part, those involved accomplish those two goals.
Excerpt: For fans of Tobe Hooper ’s 1974 horror classic, the two most recent reboots of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre , produced under Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes banner, were a particularly painful, almost sacrilegious defilement. Everything that made Hooper’s film special—the grimy naturalism, the subversive wit, the political allegory—was slicked up to ’00s horror standards, like Creed doing a Johnny Cash cover.
Excerpt: Heather Miller, haar vriend Ryan en nog twee vrienden reizen naar Texas, waar Heather een erfenis moet ophalen, omdat een familielid van haar is overleden. Eenmaal aangekomen ontdekt Heather dat bij deze erfenis ook een neef hoort. En deze neef luistert naar de naam 'Leatherface'.