Review: LEATHERFACE (2017)

I sat down yesterday and watched Leatherface, the prequel to 1974's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and 2013's Texas Chainsaw 3D.  I had heard a lot of mixed reactions for Leatherface on social media, mostly tipping the negative side of the scale.

Despite retconning the entire series and muddying up the timeline, I am a fan of Texas Chainsaw 3D -- so, yeah, I was a little bummed out when I found it this new one was a prequel to the '74 classic.

I had medium-to-high hopes, though, because the director duo previously made a fantastic and tension-heavy film with Inside.

And, well, here was my initial tweet regarding my first thoughts...

I’m 4 minutes and 48 seconds into Leatherface (2017) and, man, this is a bad movie. — Nick Meece (@nickmeece) September 26, 2017
Yeah, the opening was that bad.  However, the film did manage to get a little better.

A little.

In what I can only argue is a completely pointless and unnecessary film and adds absolutely nothing to the mythology of th…


Today's sequel is a real...something.  Sometimes there are movies that absolutely don't warrant a sequel, and if they were to get one, it certainly shouldn't be a spinoff.  Ugh.  This is 2002's American Psycho II: All American Girl.

Rachael Newman has developed an interest for murders after she encountered psychopath Patrick Bateman. To further study the subject, she enrolls at the university department for Behavioural and Social Sciences, under the expert leadership of former FBI agent Robert Starkman. Very certain about herself, Rachael has one single goal: to become class assistant. It's a prestigious job as having that position will almost guarantee employment at the FBI. But becoming class assistant is no easy task to accomplish, as the first trouble arises when secretary Gerty Fleck decides she is too young for it. And Gerty Fleck won't be the only obstacle.

From Arnoud Tiele on IMDb

My thoughts:
I never was on board with this sequel.  But, ugh, …

Trevorrow Not Directing STAR WARS EPISODE IX

In what some would call a shocker, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, who was attached to direct and co-write Star Wars Episode IX, has departed from the project.  Word has it that his vision didn't quite line up with what Disney and Lucasfilm had in mind.

The best guess as of right now is that Rian Johnson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi director) could be a logical substitute.

Gavin O'Connor To Write/Direct SUICIDE SQUAD 2

After a slew of hopefuls, Gavin O'Connor has been chosen to write and direct Suicide Squad 2.

From Variety:
Gavin O’Connor is on board to write the sequel to “Suicide Squad,” and is also in talks to direct the film that stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Jared Leto.

The movie is a top priority at Warner Bros. and looks to be one of the two DC properties (the other being New Line’s “Shazam!”) to begin production next year. Given the ensemble’s busy schedule, the shoot wasn’t expected to start until fall of 2018. So while there’s still time, the studio is eager to get someone on board to pen a script.Suicide Squad 2 will most likely hit sometime in 2019.

Seann William Scott Wants DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR? Sequel

Back in August, while out promoting his sequel, Goon: Last of the Enforcers, Seann William Scott let it be known that he's totally down to re-team with Ashton Kutcher for Seriously, Dude, Where's My Car?.  A sequel that apparently has a real script floating around Hollywood.

Here's Seann on Conan:

And here, speaking with ET:

Fingers crossed that this will happen!


Today's sequel is one that promised to be the last in the series.  Technically, it's the second entry in the series that has made that promise.  This is 1993's Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday.

The secret of Jason's evil is revealed. It is up to the last remaining descendant of the Voorhees family to stop Jason before he becomes immortal and unstoppable. This is the final (?) battle to end Jason's reign of terror forever.

From Michael Silva on IMDb

My thoughts:
Back in the day, I absolutely hated JGTH.  But as time has passed and after a few more viewings, the film has definitely grown on me.


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