A teenage Leatherface escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnapping a young nurse and taking her on a road trip from hell while being pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge.
Film ini tidak sedang tayang di MUBI, tetapi ada 30 film bagus lainnya.
The original '74 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' still stands as one of the classic horror films that transcend the genre. Nothing from the ongoing series and remakes has ever stood up to it in quality or horror...and unfortunately that doesn't change with this prequel entry from noted horror directors Bustillo and Maury (Inside). Stylish exercise with an interesting turn by Lili Taylor as the mother of the brood.
Leatherface has good ideas in tow, but doesn't develop its horror and characters past basicality. The idea for a Devil's Rejects-esque road trip film is appealing, but the story and plot don't register more than archetypes (and the character that turns out to be Leatherface is clear in plot schematics, yet also makes the least sense in physique and temperament.) The action is also more effective than the terror.
in 1974 Tobe Hooper created a superlative masterpiece of nihilistic horror. so good he couldn't even created anything remotely similar throughout his career. in 2007 Maury and Bustillo created Inside, a masterpiece of superlative nihilistic horror. sadly their latest films are not that good and here they are betrayed by a mega lame script. that silly red harring on who's Leatherface is ridiculous.
Film ben fatto, che mostra le origini di uno dei killer più famosi della storia del cinema. Lo sviluppo non è male, nonostante alcune parti siano meno curate. Lo sviluppo psicologico del protagonista è discreto, pur non discostandosi granché dai cliché del genere. La struttura narrativa ha delle buone svolte e il ritmo regge bene fino alla fine. Buoni alcuni personaggi e giusto livello di gore. Nel complesso non male
My favourite part of this was that Iron Fist was in it, and I thought Iron Fist was awful, so that might put this film into perspective for you. The Leatherface twist was infuriatingly pointless. It's strange how no one can recapture the tone of the original - one of the few movies to make you want to wash after. Maybe they don't even try.
Origin of Leatherface is used as a plot twist and that's the biggest issue for this movie. Decent plot is ruined by the reveal that puts the entire third act to shame. Instead of enriching simplistic psychologization, everything is dispatched in a favor of one cheap trick. It would be a lot better if everything was so obvious from the beginning, since it looks good and it's very accessible to sit through.
Era davvero necessario raccontare la rava e la fava sul passato di un personaggio enigmatico ed affascinante come Leatherface? Personalmente non credo proprio. Peccato che qualcuno la pensasse altrimenti ed il risultato è un mezzo disastro. I due registi francesi ci mettono del loro tra sangue, frattaglie e perversioni varie, ma è un mero accumulo di shock value fine a sé stesso, considerato che manca tutto il resto.