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All this Victor Crowley and innards-squashing business will be familiar to fans of Hatchet, of which there are legions. Indeed, it feels as though Green has made Hatchet II as a love letter to them, raising the bloody-disgusting body count and creative means of murder--outboard motor, super-size chainsaw, belt sander--strictly to satisfy an urge felt only by the supremely devoted. Billed as an unrated director's cut, the DVD version will surely send them swooning with even more latex guts and buckets of Kool-Aid-colored blood than they might remember from midnight theatrical shows. Even the commentary tracks and making-of documentary are filled with backslaps dedicated to the exclusive Hatchet groupie club. Green is intentionally riffing on slasher films not only with the comic dialogue and dopey characters, but also by employing icons of the genre as actors. In addition to Hodder and Todd, Tom Holland, director of fanboy favorites Fright Night and Child's Play, turns up in another key role. Unfortunately, Green's sense of insider humor and commitment to a limited demographic seems to have clouded what could have been a more interesting movie. But you're probably not watching Hatchet II to see an interesting movie. You're watching to see a giddy homage to the glory days of practical gore effects and enjoy the goofy fun of howling at senseless characters that lose their heads and countless other body parts in ever more creative ways. --Ted Fry
Overall, a good movie with some good gore thrown in.
So if you're a fan of old school horror/slasher movies, and especially a fan of the original film, I definitely recommend checking this out.
How so many horror fans can get behind movies like the Hatchet films makes me wonder if we even care anymore.
If Kane Hodder is in it... Its a Classic... but thats only my opinion...Published 2 months ago by Larry J. Ables
Hatchett 2 is a very intense scary movie...Dont watch it by yourself.It scared the life out of me.But i liked it.Published 2 months ago by bulldog
Very good movie. It starts off right where the first one left off.Published 4 months ago by Rebecca Bugara