In the early days of the infamous Sawyer family, the youngest child is sentenced to a mental hospital after a suspicious incident leaves the sheriff’s daughter dead. Ten years later, the Sawyer teen kidnaps a young nurse and escapes with three other inmates. Pursued by authorities including the deranged sheriff out to avenge his daughter’s death, Sawyer goes on a violent road trip from hell, molding him into the monster now known as Leatherface. This movie is directed by Julien Maury & Alexandre Bustillo under Lionsgate Films.
Casts: Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor, Sam Strike, Sam Coleman, Vanessa Grasse, James Bloor, Jessica Madsen, Ian Fisher
Genre: Horror, Suspense, Thriller
WHAT I LIKE?
Leatherface is an effective correction on a bit lost Texas Chainsaw Massacre universe. What I like about the movie is its solid ground in presenting the story of the Sawyers in the beginning. It did not follow the full scale violent and graphic genre formula the franchise is known. Hence, it toned down a bit to give justification on the original plot structure. Its consistent as a whole in terms of tone and phasing. It is still disturbing and gory though but I like how they pave way for the whole universe to restart and go back to its roots. I love the characters in the movie. They all complimented with each other. Visually, it was good. Production design is superb especially that it is a period film. I love their setting. The sound engineering is also good. Overall, Leatherface is still worth your admission price.
WHAT I DON’T LIKE?
I could have expected a little intensity though since the franchise is known to be a little bit hardcore in terms of scenes and action sequences but I guess this was just right in order to clean up the mess and start anew in terms of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Universe setting.
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