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Hatchet 2 (Unrated)
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Feb 21, 2011 By: J.A. Hamilton
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Director:
Adam Green

Actors:
Danielle Harris
Tony Todd
Kane Hodder

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Picking up directly where HATCHET ends, Marybeth barely escapes Victor Crowley with her life. Pushed in the direction of the eccentric Reverend Zombie, Marybeth convinces him to take her back into the swamp so she can have her revenge. For reasons of his own the good Reverend agrees and with the help of some hired guns, leads Marybeth back to Victor Crowley.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Iíll never forget the first time I watched HATCHET, it was about one am and I was half in the bag when I pushed play, what happened next was a combination of fan boy heaven meets dark, guilty pleasure painted red with blood. I loved it and was hungry for more. When news of HATCHET 2 came calling and the Blu-ray for the first film was released, I ended up getting it to review and enjoyed my return to Victorís swamp even more than the initial visit, especially after watching all the special features. It was obvious to me that so much love and care went into making this film, so when the opportunity to interview Adam and some of the cast for the second film presented itself I was all over it and I can honestly say that everything about HATCHET 2 impressed me.

Now from a fanís perspective there are a ton of subtleties to be found in this film. Right from the get go we have director Adam Green himself puking in the street as Marybeth makes her way to Reverend Zombieís shop (a nice touch, hope you got to see some boobies, brother). Then we have some FROZEN propaganda on the TV in Zombieís shop. Thereís also Marybeth wearing a Twisted Sister T-Shirt (which was probably my favourite) and I couldnít help but grin when one of the guys asks if Victor Crowleyís story is a lot like Jason Voorhees and of course then goes on to mention Leslie Vernon. Also, Iím near positive that Victorís insane chainsaw just had to be a wink in R.A. Mihailoffís direction.

The ensemble cast Adam put together here rivals Slyís expendables. Danielle Harris rocked the role of Marybeth adding strength, resolve and some bad ass attitude to the mix. Tony Toddís Reverend Zombie certainly got the attention he deserved this time around and gave the film an added edge (loved the staff). Kane Hodder tore it up as Victor Crowley who looked phenomenal this time around; the changes to the suit and makeup were definitely noticeable, especially when it came down to Victorís facial expressions. Seeing R.A. (Leatherface from TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3) in the ranks was slick as with the addition of Tom Holland, director of CHILDíS PLAY and FRIGHT NIGHT. Like I said, there are simply too many small winks and nods to mention but all were appreciated by this fan.

HATCHET 2 is everything an old-school Horror fan like me could ask for. The only complaint I have is that this baby wasnít longer; I could have easily spent another half hour to an hour in Victorís swamp. The back story given to Victor and his plight was pretty sweet and the family line angle presented by Zombie intriguing. Clearly I donít want to give anything away (loved the ending though) but I totally dug how things can go either way down the road. Now as far as content is concerned the kills were abundant (as was the red stuff), brutal and left me screaming for more all around. Iím not a guy that usually pushes sequels but I can honestly say that I want to see more Victor Crowley in the not so distant future.
THE EXTRAS
Commentary: There are two commentaries here; one with director Adam Green joined by some of the cast and one with the Adam and his effects team. Both are good times but the first one is less technical and therefore more fun.

Hatchet 2 Behind the Screams: The cast and crew weigh in after five years since the original film and are stoked to be back together. Thereís lots of love in the room, thatís for sure.

Hatchet 2 EPK: Here, director Adam Green describes HATCHET 2 as being the first film blown up on steroids and I would have to say I agree with him one hundred percent.

The Killing Machine: Here the FX team lead us through plenty of kills and gallons of blood. The boys really rose to the challenge with this one and it shows.

Previews: There is a theatrical trailer, teaser, TV Spot, Radio Spot as well as a handful of other previews.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
If you know what youíre getting into (and Iím assuming you do) HATCHET 2 is everything a genre fan wants in a Horror film with whip cream and a very red cherry on top. My girlfriend would have no part of this film and case in point, itís not for everyone but I sure as hell enjoyed it.
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3:37AM on 02/22/2011

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Wow. I think that this was one of the worst reviews I've ever read. When a review section is titled "Is it a good movie?", please explain to us WHY you thought it was good. We don't need a whole paragraph about in-jokes and tits. I can check AITH for that. "It has everything a genre fan wants..." Another gem. You know what I want? A decent review. That's me byting back.
Wow. I think that this was one of the worst reviews I've ever read. When a review section is titled "Is it a good movie?", please explain to us WHY you thought it was good. We don't need a whole paragraph about in-jokes and tits. I can check AITH for that. "It has everything a genre fan wants..." Another gem. You know what I want? A decent review. That's me byting back.
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11:38AM on 02/21/2011

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Are you serious ? Hatchet was a blast but this was such a pice of shit. Bad enough to make your review look like you where paid to make it look good.
Are you serious ? Hatchet was a blast but this was such a pice of shit. Bad enough to make your review look like you where paid to make it look good.
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