This is the best of the Chainsaw "sequels" or offshoots of the franchise. Obviously influenced by Rob Zombie's Halloween, this atmospheric period-piece is the genesis story of Leatherface. Full of twists and absolutely horrific violence, it still manages to be human and evoke compassion for who Leatherface once was, though by the end it's extremely clear that person is gone due to trauma, abuse and I'm guessing brain damage. Animal rights themes are somewhat present in this film like the original, though there's no emphasis at all on factory farms, the main protagonists won't even eat the flesh set before them as the sociopaths throw hunks of pig into each other's mouths. A sign that's glad to "meat" you hangs ominously with pitch black humor at one of the most brutal scenes of carnage. However, I can't give this five stars even as well this film was done, because I don't think the animal themes are as clear and consistent as Hooper's original low-budget masterpiece.
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It's not as good as I was expecting, I mean I wasn't expecting anything exhilarating or anything I just thought it would be better than it was. I hate who Leatherface turned out to be...that made no sense to me and completey took away the Texas Chainsaw factor. It just didn't feel like a Texas Chainsaw movie to me. I actually prefer the 2013 film more. This one falls to the bottom of the TCM list for me.
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Not as bad as everyone is making it to be.. I was surprised, but that was because I was going inn thinking it was going to be bad... There was some things I wish they did different, like who was going to be Leatherface, but they wanted to have a twist it seems... But if you compare to all the other sequels, then this is much better... By far, I think people are forgetting the sequels we got in the 90's...
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