txdrmst’s review published on Letterboxd:
The first Tobe Hooper film on my watchlist and...I really did not enjoy it.
The expert subtlety of the first film is gone, replaced by repetitive jump-scares, featuring endless and annoying screaming. During the chainsaw fight, when he took the replacement ones out of their holsters, my eyes rolled so far back inside my head that I could see my mind numbing. That metal plate head guy wouldn't shut the fuck up for two seconds, and the scenes all seemed two times longer than necessary, which usually relied on a character endlessly fumbling with something to work. Not even the effects of the legendary Tom Savini could save this one for me.
I do appear to be an outlier with my opinion though, so maybe it's just not for me.