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We're only a few short days into it and already 2013 has coughed up a contender for worst movie of the year award. That's right, I'm looking at you TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D.
This movie is terrible guys. Absolutely wretched. There is some entertainment to be had here, but only on a "so shit it's funny" kind of level. There's a couple of decent gore bits but that's it.
The story is beyond stupid, the acting is terrible, and, to make matters worse, it serves up the least scary Leatherface in the history of the series. There's nothing even remotely imposing about this guy. You can say what you will about the Michael Bay produced remake and it's prequel (Both of which I personally enjoyed) but at least those films had a kick ass Leatherface in the form of Andrew Bryniarski.
The only reason this got a theatrical release is because of the words TEXAS CHAINSAW in the title. Otherwise this is ScyFy channel Saturday night schlock at it's worst. Don't waste your hard earned money at the cinema on this one guys. Catch it when it comes to cable, and that's only if you really have to see it.
We did get a cool trailers for THE LAST STAND, BULLET TO THE HEAD, and A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD. Add GANGSTER SQUAD onto those and it's a great start to what looks to be an action filled year cinema wise. They also showed a trailer for the Del Toro produced MAMA, which looks pretty good.
Yeah, I was reading about how bad this new Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie is. Doesn't even seem to have an inspired performance by Matthew McConaughey like The Next Generation does.
It makes me scratch my head at how they could fuck this up so badly. The most glaringly obvious thing being the lead actress is supposed to be a baby in 1974, and the film takes place in the present, and she obviously looks like she's in her 20's. I think they really should have set it in the 1990's. That would have been cool.
Here's hoping they can make another one, and get someone who actually understands the material.
Speaking of The Last Stand, I have it on good authority that it's FRIGGIN' AMAZING.
A gigantic douchebag.
I can't say I am surprised by this. There's not shortage of bad films with that property. Then again, I am a rare person who prefers the third one with Ken Foree rather than the goofy second one that does admittedly have a great poster; I have heard some things about the new film; it has rather strange morals and I'll leave it at that.
I can't believe I looked for it, but I am more shocked that I actually found it; nevermind how but I did. My God... I don't have the same opinion that Rene does. Sure, there were funny moments that I legit laughed at (their license plate is "Hey 4Q2", for example) but I thought it was just terrible filmmaking and I mentioned in the past the term "asstagonists" to describe when the heroes of a film act totally terrible and loathsome... THESE guys are asstagonists. I was amused by how terrible these alleged protagonists were acting, but otherwise this South Florida film just annoyed me, and what Rene mentioned was just part of all the bad things they did, from forced vomiting to racism, skipping out on restaurant bills and more.
At least Grossout sometimes wore a Howard the Duck t-shirt that plugged what was just then a comic book character and the posters in the admittedly well-done gross-looking frathouse included Frank Zappa, Ted Nugent, and oddly enough Jim Croce. I have no idea how Rene found out about the movie but the trailer can at least be found easily on YouTube. I say that's as much of the movie as you need to see, but your mileage may vary.
The new Texas Chainsaw Massacre film does have strange morals indeed. They expect us to identify with an insane cannibal.
King Frat was really silly, and I did like it, but I agree that it was terrible filmmaking. I was amused by it constantly upping itself in the grossout department, but it just made me laugh, for being so stupid and juvenile. It really is a "You'll like it or not." type film.
I mentioned inspired performance by Matthew McConaughey earlier, and last night I saw KILLER JOE since I got the blu-ray in the mail along with the Criterion Blu-ray set of Che with Benicio Del Toro. Well, Killer Joe was all kinds of amazing. It's like a more fucked up and depraved Coen Bros. film. McConaughey DESERVES to be nominated for Best Actor for this film. Seriously, this film is great, and has so many moments of dark comedy that had me laughing. A lot of the comedy comes from Thomas Haden Church. The film also goes down a route that makes you wonder why it wasn't titled DIRTY JOE. One could also say the term "dirty" doesn't just go in the sleazy sense, but also in the actual sense, as Thomas Haden Church's character always looks filthy.
Oh yeah, and "THAT SCENE" that everyone talks about when this film is mentioned. Well, it reminded me of the first scene with Frank and Dorothy in Blue Velvet. It's disgusting, but it has an air of dark humor for being so bizarre and depraved. If you know who Garth Ennis is, then you'll know what I mean when I say that the characters and some of the scenes seem straight out of a Garth Ennis comic.