|Title:||Wrong Turn 2|
|09.21.07||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2007|
The direct-to-dvd sequel to the blockbuster hit that no one saw but a lot of people bought the DVD. I wasn't a huge fan of the original so literally the only reason why I was in the theater was the one shot they'd been showing during trailers for the festival: a guy brings down an axe and the camera's positioned on the ground in between a woman's legs and you see a bucket full of intestines fall and her legs pivot and fall apart rather than together. It's a really great gag so I figured even if the rest of the movie sucked ass, I owed it to that gag to check this out.
And again, maybe I have the festival goggles on that makes anything decent seem good and anything mediocre seem decent but... I liked this movie! I mean, it was what it was but for what it was it sure was! I'd even say I liked it more than the first, which I only remember as being too slow and not enough deaths.
The premise is that a group of people are filming a survivor-type reality show pilot out in the woods but they happened to take the proverbial wrong turn and wind up redneck inbred mountain man-bait. The kicker (and a large reason why I liked the movie) is that the host is none other than Henry Rollins playing an ex-military survivalist dude. This is basically what my brain has been waiting for since high school but I'd never thought to ask. Henry Rollins going all Commando on me and taking people out explosive-arrow Rambo style. Add that to intentially unrated gore, a handful of creative gags and lots and lots of blood and you get a movie I enjoy.
I dont really care so much about the Wrong Turn mythology or the inbred character names or whatever because but this movie really delivered on some quality splatter. I was pleasantly surprised.
So let's hope tomorrow keeps up the pleasant surprise-ratio.