Monday, July 26, 2010

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre...Original.

***DISCLAIMER*** The following review is entirely my opinion. If you comment (which I encourage you to do) be respectful. If you don't agree with my opinion, that's fine. To each their own. I am just sharing my opinions and perspective. Finally, the reviews are given on a scale of 1-5. 1, of course, being terrible. 2, being not great. 3, being okay. 4, being good and 5, being epic!

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - 2 out of 5

This movie is a classic piece of horror that drastically veered away from anything that has been seen or has ever been seen since...but even thought it's a classic, that doesn't make it a good movie. At the heart of it all, this movie is just plain annoying. Sure the movie has some creepy elements--mainly that it never once does the lame, cheap scare. You know the type, a guy gropes blindly through a seemingly empty house, opens a door only to find it's a closet and a cat jumps out at him. He jumps, the audience jumps and just as you relax, the killer pops out of the closet and kills the guy. That is never seen. In fact, the first kill is Leatherface just coming out and doing the deed he was meant to do. But, like I said, this movie is annoying. The first half is nothing but terrible acting with the majority of the lines of dialogue coming out of the most annoying of all the characters. The second half is filled with the sounds of a chainsaw revving and a woman screaming. In reality, that's the movie. There's not much here in the form of story. However, this movie did give us one of horror films greatest antagonist (Leatherface) who, sadly, never got the decent franchise he deserved. Unlike his cousins Michael Myers, Freddy and Jason. Yes, this movie is a classic but it just wasn't that well made for me to enjoy it on any level except for the impact it had on the horror genre.

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