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Victor Crowley Lives Again
Picking up right where the original ended, Marybeth escapes the clutches of the deformed, swamp-dwelling iconic killer Victor Crowley. After learning the truth about her family’s connection to the hatchet-wielding madman, Marybeth returns to the Louisiana swamps along with an army of hunters to recover the bodies of her family and exact the bloodiest revenge against the bayou butcher.
Ok, so this is basically how this plays out:
- Opening gore: guy gets decapitated by his own intestines.
-Lots of blablabla with useless backstory and bucketloads of Tony Todd's wonderful voice.
- Bunch of rednecks accompany the 'I have one facial expression' lead actress. I'm falling asleep here.......and then:
FACE BASHING!! FACE MULCHING!! MOST HOLARIOUS SEX SCENE EVER!! bit of plot DECAPITATIONS!! CASTRATION BY THE BIGGEST CHAINSAW EVER!! WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON!! SPIDERS!! DEATH BY SANDPAPER!! bit of plot WHY DOES THE BAD GUY LOOK LIKE SLOTH FROM THE GOONIES!! huh...plot twist?? MORE HATCHET CHOPPING!! OH MY GOD AN AUTHENTIC SPINE PULLING SCENE!! OH MY GOD IT'S JUST AMAZ ...oh..it's over...
Good, clean, wholesome family fun.
Not a big fan of the Marybeth cast change. However Adam Green is great at giving us a story with characters you grow to like, only to watch them all die. Some very creative ways to use a Hatchet, some really funny moments, and a good sequel to the original. I like part 2, but I really like part 1.
"You gotta be fucking kidding me!"
Man, these movies are really boring in the first two thirds. The first kill comes at the 53 minute mark, again not counting some quick gory bits at the beginning, like a jaw being ripped off and a head being split in half vertically. Those 53 minutes, bar the gory bits of course, are so uneventful and stupid that I was ready to call this one of the worst movies I've seen in quite some time. The only mildly intriguing thing was Danielle Harris' right eyebrow. There's even less boobs than in the first. But once the blood starts covering the trees, the movie has a better footing and is a hell of a…
I still haven’t seen the first Hatchet film but the sequel is still easy enough to follow without prior knowledge, particularly as the film gives a quick origin story to the legend of Victor Crowley. This Adam Green movie is a throwback to the type of slasher movies that favoured inventive kills and a knowing tone rather than coherent plotting and building an effective atmosphere. Whilst I prefer out and out horror films rather than these horror-comedy hybrids I sort of enjoyed Hatchet II simply for its gusto in delivering over the top and implausible murder sequences.
Heads split in half, strangulation by intestines and jaws being ripped off - the film features more exaggerated killings in its opening ten…
I liked the first Hatcet. It introduced what could be a new slasher icon.
But unfortunately I don't think that Crowley will be a part of the slasher icons that counts Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, Leatherface, Jason Vorhees, Pinhead, Candyman, Chucky, Ghostface and Jigsaw (maybe I forgot someone?) - it's like this franchise never really got the success that I thought it deserved.
But now I know why.
This second istallment in the series is weak. The story is not good. It begins with telling an interesting backstory, but I don't think they really use this backstory in the rest of the movie.
Crowley is reduced to a growling killing machine - he simply isn't an interesting character. Maybe it…
Sometimes, as humans, we love things too much. These things probably don't deserved to be loved this much, but we do it anyway. These things should be measured on a scale beyond 'Good or Bad'.
This is how I feel about the Hatchet franchise.
Hatchet 2 is bloody marvellous. With emphases on the bloody.
*ver la versión Unrated.
As entertaining, gory and ridiculous as its predecessor. Long live Victor Crowley.
I haven't seen first Hatchet... but the sequel is typical slasher film again written and directed by Adam Green. Picking up right where the first film ended, Hatchet II follows Marybeth as she escapes the clutches of the deformed, swamp-dwelling, killer Victor Crowley. After learning the truth about her family's connection to the hatchet-wielding madman, Marybeth returns to the Louisiana swamps along with an army of hunters to recover the bodies of her family and exact the bloodiest revenge against the bayou butcher.
The film sees the return of Kane Hodder and Tony Todd who portrayed Victor Crowley and Reverend Zombie in the 2006 film, respectively. Danielle Harris portrays Marybeth, a role originally played by Tamara Feldman.
I am not a great fan of this type of movies... and I had difficulty watching it without snacks interruptions. Lots of blood, not much sense!
Dreadful plotting and gore sequences hobbled by sluggish editing. A big old let-down.
If you've seen the first one then the sequences showing the legend of Crowley's origin and the footage from creepy guy's camera are worth looking up on Youtube. They're both witty and creative; the rest of this movie isn't and it's a shame.
This movie was supremely terrible. I rented it based on two things: Danielle Harris is sublimely hot, and I was impressed with director Adam Green's far superior effort, "Frozen". Watching this, it's hard to believe the two films were made by the same person. The characters are flimsy cutouts, and the movie as a whole needs another editor. It's been touted as a horror/comedy, but it's neither particularly horrific or funny. I'll give it one star for Danielle Harris in a black leather jacket, but there's little else to write home about.
Superior sequel to Adam Green's cult slasher hit that sees the ghost of deformed Victor Crowley haunting the New Orleans swamp where he and his father lived. Brutally dispatching those that dare intrude on his land. Hatchet 2 picks up right from where the first left off, with Marybeth(horror icon Danielle Harris replacing the actress from the first film) managing to escape Crowley's clutches, for now.
Desperate to get revenge on the thing that killed her father and brother, Marybeth visits Reverend Zombie(Tony Todd) to try and figure out what's going on and how they can kill Crowley. Zombie puts together a hunting team to go to the swamp but it's not long before people are getting killed in inventively…
I loved the first Hatchet film. Admittedly it was a little unpolished, but it was a lot of fun and it had a lot of charm.
Sadly the same is not true of the sequel. Despite giving a bigger role to Tony Todd (who is as brilliant as you'd expect) he cannot make up for a terrible script. The actress who played the last girl in the first movie, is here replaced by Danielle Harris. Harris has a long history with the horror genre mainly centred around the Halloween movies. She was a child actress in parts 4 and 5 and them.she returned in Rob Zombies movies rebooting the franchise.
Here Danielle Harris is, quite frankly, terrible.…
Nice little modern slasher, for any fan of 80's slasher flicks
It's all and only about the kills. If that's your kind of thing.
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