Monday, July 26, 2010

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre...Remake.

***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...Remake - 2 out of 5

I am not a fan of remakes but this movie actually has some good working for it but a lot working against it. The good: This movie has some great camera working and the lighting and music make for a creepy atmosphere and, not to mention, a lot of the original concepts from the original movie are kept intake and this movie only eleborates on some aspect (of course, it changes stuff to but I'll get to that.) The bad: Acting, just like in the first one, isn't the best. R. Lee Ermey is a riot but the rest of the actors are generic, one-dimensional. The male protagonists are flat, lifeless douchebags and the women are either the beautiful whore or the intelligent one...who also dresses like a whore. Jessica Biel is lifeless as usual but we all know she isn't cast for her acting ability but because of her two finer traits that spend half the movie bouncing around in a wet tank top in a barely restraining bra. It's actually amusing how this movie just keeps coming up with new ways to make sure her clothes are wet. I also found it amusing that the movie supposedly is supposed to take place in the 70's but EricBalfour is wearing loose-fit, baggy cargo pants. Unless my years of watching TV shows and movies from the 70's are wrong, nothing was loose-fitting in the 70's. More bad: This movie adds WAY too many family members to Leatherface's cannibal family. They serve no purpose in the movie and are not really needed. I guess, the same could be said of this remake.

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