Full Movie Reviews
smokiediebear - wrote on 08/30/2012
I hate people who watch the genre they don't like to start off with and then rate them. They really shouldn't watch what they don't like, as that being said. The original obviously has it's place and sets the stepping stone to this wonderful remake. Jessica Biel is a beautiful woman and a great actress so even if this movie sucked that would be enough. It starts off like the first however they pick up a female instead of a male. She obviously is traumatized by something. She gets in and freaks out blowing her skull and brains all over the rear windshield, this starts the groups journey into a sadistic cannibalistic family. Leatherface is huge in this movie and makes him scarier than the original, as well as he doesn't look like a giant woman in mans clothes as the first did. Horror fans …
Yojimbo - wrote on 04/05/2012
Shockingly, I actually haven't seen the original, so I can be unbiased. Apart from the fact I don't like horror films much, for the following reason:
A group of absurdly attractive teens find themselves in a secluded spot. There are a few pre-scares, involving one of them shouting "Boo!"/the lights going out/pigeons/a cat. Some slasher/monster appears, starts picking them off, and they run around screaming until one is left. There's some lame back story about child abuse or something to give a pop psychology excuse for the carnage. She (usually) fights back and dispatches the baddie. He comes back to life, and she kills him again. For good. Or is it...?
This is the plot to 99% of all horror films, and 99% of them are pure shite. But this one actually works, because it does not for the …
cockney0_1 - wrote on 03/31/2009
The remaking of classic horror movies is an issue that has been raging on ever since the early part of the decade. Some may argue that movies have always been remade and stories retold, and that quite often the re-telling of a good story can, sometimes, be better than it's original source, for example David Cronenberg's 1986 remake of 'The Fly' or John Carpenter's 1982 version of 'The Thing'. But then again, some may argue that true classics shouldn't need to be remade, with a director's original vision being tarnished by changing movie trends or unecessary special effects.
Arguably the movie responsible for the current trend of remakes was director Marcus Nispel's version of Tobe Hooper's 1974 classic 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'. As with it's source material, the movie not only …
Franz Patrick - wrote on 06/19/2008
I have not seen the original but I love this remake. I've seen this picture about five or six times yet it never fails to give me the creeps. There are a plethora of cringing-and-jumping-out-of-your-seats moments along with unintentional (mixture of bona fide and uncomfortable) laughs. Every time I show this to my friends, they scream, they yell at the screen, they cover their eyes, they slide down the couch... It's just plain good times! I think Jessica Biel did a great job as the scream queen of this frightfest. She's easy to root for because five minutes into the film, she exuded heart and charisma. This film's Leatherface is scary in every level because he's visibly huge and strong. It doesn't let up from beginning to end, which is a great quality in modern horror. Most of the time, …