Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 78% (Critics) / 84% (Audience)
Directed By: John Luessenhop
Written By: Adam Marcus, Debra Sullivan, Kirsten Elms and Stephen Susco
Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Trey Songz, Scott Eastwood, Tania Raymonde and Dan Yeager
Studio: Lionsgate Films
Synopsis:A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward. (Source)
I guess the younger members of the cast were sufficiently photogenic but that is about all I can come up with in the plus column for this movie.
Where to start? Firstly the story is a jumbled mess of nonsensical gibberish that was made even more horrendous by the films turn to attempting to make Leatherface into some sort of sympathetic anti-hero. I don’t care if he is mentally challenged and his family of murderous rednecks all got burned to a crisp by a gang of vigilantes. Nothing about the townsfolk all being corrupt dickheads justifies anyone siding with Leatherface for any reason let alone a woman whose friends had been butchered by this freak not more than an hour earlier and especially not the gotdamn sheriff of the town.
Idiotic is way too genteel a term for this pile of crap.
I could have done better effects on my iMac than what was produced by what is supposed to be a major motion picture studio. The effects were just sloppy and cheap looking.
Final Verdict: TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D is a steaming pile of excrement that made me ashamed to be a horror movie fan while I was watching it especially when I realized that it made enough obey at the box office to get a sequel made.
4 thoughts on “Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Texas Chainsaw 3D”
This is almost like the new Evil Dead – lets ignore all continuity, common sense, and atmosphere – thus turning a horror movie into an action movie. All we needed was Bruce Willis, running around barefoot and bloodied. The ending was laughable… I did a review at the beginning of the year, er, didn’t fair to well with me either!
You hit the nail on the head. I don’t think anyone was clamoring for Texas Chainsaw Massacre to be remade as revenge tale of a woman whose family was done wrong. Every decision that was made in the production of this movie was just bad.
And for Leatherface to become the ‘hero’ at the end, give me a break. They just did a remake in 2003, why would they even greenlight this????
I didn’t understand why they went away from the recent reboot to make this bizarre movie that is supposed to be some sort of sequel to the original either.