Leatherface – Good, Bad & Ugly Review

A teenage Leatherface escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnapping a young nurse and taking her on a road trip from hell, while being pursued by a lawman out for revenge. – (Source)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 64% (Critics) / 90% (Audience)
Directed By: Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo
Written By: Seth M. Sherwood
Starring: Finn Jones, Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor
Studio: Lionsgate

The Good:
Watching whiny Iron Fist get torn apart by man-eating pigs was pretty nifty I guess.

The Bad:
An utterly soulless attempt to expand upon a franchise that has been revamped, retooled and rebooted more times than I can count that fails in every attempt to make a movie that anyone should care about. All we get is scene after scene of bad actors rejected from getting cast in RIVERDALE doing atrocious Texas accents while buckets of fake blood are wasted in a failed effort to shock the audience with gore since a compelling script was nowhere to be found.
And winning the award for tackiest scene of the decade is the extended sex scene between two escaped convicts as they writhe on top of a rotting corpse. It wasn’t shocking or interesting or much of anything but laughable.
I am also going to need the next group of folks to make a movie in this series to cut the shit with trying to make Leatherface into some poor misunderstood manchild who was wronged by society instead of the murderous monster he actually is.

The Ugly:
Lili Taylor and Stephen Dorff need to both have serious sit-downs with their agents because neither of them should have accepted their roles in this movie.

Final Verdict: An abysmal waste of time that I would have sworn was a Rob Zombie production with its white trash rockabilly aesthetic if not for the lack of 1970’s AM rock bleating through every scene.
LEATHERFACE is a movie that never needed to made and honestly it doesn’t need to be watched by anyone either.

Grade: F

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