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Texas Chainsaw 3D: Review

Posted 04/01/2013


Texas Chainsaw 3D
If you are a fan of the original ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre,’ nothing will be lost with this film, and you will still get your share of surprises. Without giving too much away, there are a few new twists to the story, and new dimensions to the whole Leatherface family are revealed.

One great aspect of this movie is that you first think it's a remake, but then you realize it picks up where the original left off, years later, with a new generation of horror. It has all the bloody slasher vibes of the original, but with more suspense and gore because of its 3D nature. You sometimes have no idea who is friend and who is foe, making for a real suspenseful treat. You also get more insight into the Leatherface clan, and it can even be touching at times—for those who can appreciate dark humour.

The film starts out with the typical group of attractive young adults embarking on a road trip, wide-eyed, full of promise, but clueless to what is about to happen. Texas Chainsaw gives a back-story to its characters, which the original does not. Although the actor who plays the dreaded Leatherface in the original is in this film, he does not play Leatherface himself, but another character: the patriarch of the family. A nice shout-out to the first film for those who grew up on the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

In essence, this movie gives a lot of shout-outs to the original film, as well as other horror films in similar styles, but a remake it is not, which is refreshing to those who like to see something new being done to classic stories.

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