I absolutely love this movie. It just has this playful energy that sucks you in and thrills you every minute. Dennis Hopper is excellent as the determined Texas Ranger and the supporting characters are brilliant as Tobe Hooper takes this saga even further.
I won't vouch for this being a "good" movie, but I'll be darned if "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2" isn't entertaining. The guy with the plate in his head was genuinely creepy, and the first scene with Stretch and Leatherface inside the lair was absolute GENIUS. Overall a nice send-off of the original "TCM," but some of the humor and references to the original movie were a little too obvious. Hopper wasn't very effective.
This was one hysterical movie. From the get go it is evident this is a different beast compared to the original. The violence, visuals and comedy (!!!) go off the charts with such glee it is hard to fend off the sheer insanity of the movie. I had a blast with it eventhough it might not be a "good" movie per se.
Crackles with such a manic, nonsensical energy that I couldn't help but enjoy every moment. Williams is a delight when two-stepping in her cowgirl boots, hat, and borrowed face. (And Hopper... !) Somehow, this seems the most "Texas" of the series. Even profaning the "chainsaw dance" left me laughing in genial surprise at the film's close. Keep an eye out for the rather remarkable set design and lighting of the mines.
So much different from the original that it feels like it was made after series of generic sequels. While the predecessor offered sustained horror in a form of horrifying realism, this one comes as a triumph of set design and deranged gorefest wrapped into dark comedy. And it works, from the daring opening all the way to the grande finale - with Dennis Hopper revisiting Frank Booth's finer moments.
In the grand tradition of Evil Dead 2 and Nightmare on Elm Street 3, TCM 2 is the rare horror sequel that turns the premise of the original into an absurd, looney tunes-esque kinda sorta comedy. Though it all looks great, it's not entirely successful due to it's over reverence to the original and Caroline Williams who turns in a fabulous performance for the first 35-ish minutes before devolving into a screeching bore
Una versión caricaturizada de su primera parte, en donde el que parecía el héroe, termina siendo tan demente como su antagónicos. Denis Hooper aquí cumple la función de actor de culto, es decir, el de protagonizar a un personaje excéntrico, hasta cierto punto exagerado. De hecho eso es "La matanza de Texas 2". Leatherface agitándo su sierra como un mico, una mujer que apela a la bondad de su orate verdugo?