Written January 07, 2013
I love horror movies, so of course I went to see this. But I expected it to have no substance and just a lot of gore. Well of course there's a lot of gore (it's a Texas Chainsaw movie), but surprisingly the story was very unique and interesting! It starts with the same formulaic group of young adults going to the house that Leatherface is at. But it quickly switches gears and is a really interesting twist on the history of Leatherface's family and the ties that bind him to his only remaining family member. So it truly is a sequel to the original movie from 1974. It even recaps it at the beginning and shows you what happened to the family afterward. So I give the movie props for breathing new life into this franchise with a good story. The 3D sucked (I didn't even notice it), but definitely see it in 2D!
Written April 25, 2015
Had a good time with this movie last night. Great follow-up that totally disregards all of the original sequels and the remake series. The beginning of the film takes place right as the original ends and then jumps ahead a couple of decades to make a well-rounded storyline. They take some interesting twists and turns with the plot to actually make a non-predictable story. More intelligent than it has a right to be. Some gory scenes, a few eyeroll moments, mostly unlikable characters, decent writing, good cinematography and a little extra 3D fun allowed me to enjoy it a lot but all those things mixed together didn't allow me to LOVE it. Good movie for fans of classic horror, casual viewers of the genre may not feel the same.
Written April 28, 2015
While I totally appreciated scenes from the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre showing up, oddly enough one scene that made me afraid as a child, I felt like this movie was decent but predictable. Hot guys+ Hot girls+ road trip= DISASTER in a horror film, everyone knows that!
I say watch it, especially to the fans of Trey Songz because he actually did a pretty good job in his role, not to mention he goes shirtless ladies!!!
Written November 24, 2014
So, Texas Chainsaw 3D. If you're an absolute TCM fanatic this film is a MUST SEE for the opening alone. I also have to add that the film is worth it if only for the cameos from the original. Other than that it's a nice stand-alone horror movie. This incarnation of Leatherface is the closest to the original than in any other TCM remake/spinoff, and even sports the original tie! There are a few good scares, but I'd like someone to explain how a character that was a baby in 1974 is so young in 2012. That's the only problem I had with this picture....
Would I see it again? Yes, but I think I can wait until a home viewing.
Written January 21, 2013
If you can get passed the terrible acting, you might find the story line at least a little interesting. Of course, since it's a horror film, there has to be the pointless flusey female character that contributes absolutely nothing to the story line. If this movie were to come out in the 80s, then maybe it would've gotten better reviews. But the bar for horror films is a bit higher these days and this movie made a pathetic and failed attempt to reach that bar. They should've dropped this concept after Jessica Biel's version. I actually enjoyed that one. There was no time for character development, just a bunch of screaming. Please save your money.