Friday, June 19, 2009

Wrong Turn 2 (2007)

After being bored to tears with the first film, my hopes were in the gutter for the direct to DVD sequel. I couldnt have been more wrong. Wrong Turn 2 is one of the funnest over the top gore flicks to hit DVD since Feast. It is absolutely absurd how much of the red stuff Joe Lynch crammed into the short hour and half, with bodies being blown apart, axe chops bisecting people, and Henry Rollins eating people's faces off through their assholes. Unlike the original, the film makes no attempt at seriousness at any point, and sets up the drab stereotypical characters only to be knocked down. The acting is entirely stiff and expected, but the audience soon forgets about it when the idiot characters' brains are splattered all over the screen. Lynch's direction and framing are about what you would expect from any D2DVD release, but he has a hard on for the genre and answers any gorehounds prayers. If you dont go in expecting great filmmaking but banking on the gore, you should have a blast with this one. Contestants on a Survivalist reality show get more than they bargained for when the game turns deadly thanks to a family of cannibalistic inbreds in the woods!

Rating: 6/10.
Entertainment: 9/10.
Gore: 10/10.



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7 comments:

  1. GREAT WRITE, CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT THEY DO WITH PART 3, SAW THE TRAILER THE OTHER DAY FOR IT, LOOKS FUN.

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  2. This movie's fuckin' awesome, I cannot wait for the third one in the series. Oh, and Crystal Lowe is in this - I adore her. I bought this on DVD as soon as it came out!

    - Zac

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  3. Is Joe Lynch directing the 3rd? I dont watch trailers orr ead any news for films Im actually interested in seeing, but I cant wait!

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  4. No, he's not. DON'T WATCH THE TRAILER - it's very spoilery.

    Honestly, it looks very Saw-like but still fun/cool and there's a lot of guaranteed gore and nudity (in the trailer).

    - Zac

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  5. How come your overall rating is a 6, when you gave it 9 for entertainment and 10 for gore? What the hell dragged the rating down to a six if you enjoyed it so much? Just askin'. :)

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  6. thats exactly why I need to have an entertainment and gore rating; as a film, it is very middle of the road in terms of the technical work and originality. It came between a 6 and a 7, but I felt the film harbored closer to a 6 in the overall proficiency of the filmmaking, acting, and writing. Gore doesnt make a film good, it is an awesome bonus, but the gore must contribute to the overall plot in order to raise the rating. In this one, the gore is an excuse for the acting and writing. Each of the characters are extremely basic and none of the characters or events draw an emotional response from the audience. BUT, every element of the film contributes to the overall enjoyment of seeing the characters slaughtered in an array of gory deaths. It is an immensely fun flick, but it isnt remotely thoughtful or original in any way. Love it in all its bloody glory though!

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