Shawn Reviews Texas Chainsaw 3D Movie


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

3 / 5 stars     


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      1. Tessa Bonneville January 6, 2013 at 12:31 am

        Interesting review! Most of the opinions I’ve read have been pretty negative, so it’s cool to see a different perspective on it. One of my DISH co-workers went to see it and he really liked it. You guys seem to be the only ones so far, haha! My boyfriend is a horror movie buff so he really wants to see this, but I don’t think we’re going to go see it in the theater. I’m planning to add it to my Blockbuster@Home queue through my DISH account instead. That way, when it comes out on video it’ll just show up in our mailbox and we won’t have to go out of our way to seek it out. Plus, when we’re done watching it, I can just drop it off at the Blockbuster store down the street from my apartment and pick up the next movie in my queue.

      2. Shawn Payer January 6, 2013 at 5:07 am

        I gave it 3/5 they put 4/5. I had mixed feelings about it. It was good just not great. I loved the remake and the beginning though!

        • Herner Klenthur January 6, 2013 at 2:56 pm

          Hey Shawn just let us know by email next time and somebody will fix it. Not sure how that happened. Its fixed now.

      3. Sweet 'n' Tender January 6, 2013 at 6:36 am

        There is a fine line between a real horror movie and just watching people getting chopped up for the sake of watching people getting chopped up . Made for no other reason then to make an easy payday for the studio. People stopped being scared a long time ago with this tired content. If there hadn’t been countless crappy sequels over the years and they had let the 40+ years pass without revisiting the story or content and some visionary director had a way of introducing the story again in a fresh new artistic way, then by all means, re-do, reboot, rehash… but in watching this movie tonight for myself, it just reinforced the sad state of American horror. Old, tired, repetitive, and unoriginal. Complete with loud bangs and an overly slick production value, taking all of the grit out of it that made the original film so terrifying.

      4. earthdancedaph January 7, 2013 at 2:24 pm

        What was missing was a strong Leatherface presence. The audience was laughing throughout the movie, it just didn’t have the pulse. 3D didn’t save it either.

      5. Tiago Almeida May 3, 2013 at 6:03 pm

        This is the worst movie ending of all times. And the movie is real bad, I don’t even consider it. The 2003 remake and the tcm the begining are so much better. Only good thing is the opening scene, but, WTF, they erase TCM part 2?? That is so lame. And so is this movie. the ending is an abomination.

      6. MaximeFrance May 23, 2013 at 4:07 pm

        3/5 ??? You gotta be kidding ! How can someone who likes (loves) horror movies give this shit a note over 2.5 ? And 2.5 would be pretty generous!
        The first mistake the movie makes just took me out of it without ever getting me back. How can a baby born in the 70s be only in her 20s nowadays??? That’s it. What more is there to say? The way we treat Leatherface by the end ( “com on, cuz” ) is just impossible, like, don’t be afraid of him anymore?. 4 of the main characters are killed waaaay to early in the film. and we don’t care about their death. The black cop whose name I don’t remember clearly decides that Leatherface is a poor little victim and so lets him live when he could clearly just shoot him… No, really, nothing is good.
        I feel like the next movies should just be DirectDoVideos and even so, that’s too much an honor! Maybe a Youtube only release would be appropriate.