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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 - 1 out of 5
I'll be honest, I am not a fan of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise. Although the first film is a classic and helped redefine what a horror film could be, I still found it incredibly annoying as the acting was terrible and the constant screaming just got irritating. Unlike the last one, this film isn't a exactly a horror film as it incorporates some dark comedy into the mix. The sad thing is that the comedy isn't that funny and the real humor is derived from the terrible acting (kind of like the first one). The acting is royally over the top, but I think that was intended. However, besides Dennis Hopper (rest in peace) I wasn't a big fan of the cast. Jim Siedow returns in his role as Drayton Sawyer and Rob Zombie's go to guy Bill Moseley plays the part of Chop Top and each guy, it seems, is trying to outdo each other in the annoying acting department...and to be honest, I think Moseley won.
The story isn't much to write home about as it basically centers around an obsessed Marshall (Hopper) out for justice, avenging the victims of the first film. This sequel breaks away from the near documentary-style camera work of the first one and sets sail into familiar, typical horror movie-style filming. The ending gets pretty cool as it mirrors the ending of the first film but other than that, there really isn't much going on in this sequel. But that's the beauty of horror films...nothing needs to happen in a sequel, as long as it has some connection to the first one, it's going to exist.