The following Texas Chainsaw 3D review was contributed by a reader and may contain mild spoilers! I LOVED the opening of the movie! It shows the original movie during the opening credits, all the kids getting killed and Sally Hardesty getting away in the red truck, the film then picks up directly after she jumps out of the window, which is really cool, the cops are outside the house saying Sally got away and claimed the crazy family killed everyone. The film then pushes ahead.
“Heather” finds out that she’s not only adopted, but the sole heir to an estate in small-town Texas. They show her getting stolen from the crazy family in the opening scene.
The film had a lot of strong points and some negative. I felt a bit of a disconnect because Leatherface is alone! I found part of the uneasy feelings was what the family was doing to the kids, not just Leatherface. The film takes on a new feel for Leatherface, near the end you almost feel bad for him and Heather. I wont say much more but it’s different. There is no crazy family members with him, he’s been left and forgotten about. This is new to the franchise! Not sure how I feel about it.
I loved the cameo’s by Gunner Hensen (The original Leatherface) and Marilyn Burns “Sally Hardesty in the opening sequence, she also plays Verna “who is passed away” and leaves her house to “Heather”.
Bill Moseley (‘Chop-Top’ Sawyer in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) also makes a cameo. Overall it was good, but If I had to compare it to the remake with Jessica Biel and even The Beginning with Jordana Brewster I think they are both better overall.
Texas Chainsaw 3D is a new take though on the franchise and the Leatherface we know. I just felt something missing, although it had some good suspense scenes in the house, The ending was different, not sure what it will mean for the future?
Overall It was good, just not awesome. The story of Heather was neat and her being the only member that “got away” and going back to Texas. It was just a really different take on the Leatherface we know and his crazy ass family members that are now missing. Overall 3/5