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  • Originally posted by Tony Clifton View Post
    Like I said, I thought some of the ideas were interesting and that the way Leatherface was portrayed was really good. I'm not saying that the movie was amazing or anything, I just got more enjoyment out of this than some of the sequels and remakes.
    I thought Leatherface was garbage. Didn't relate the the original character that this film is supposedly a sequel to at all. He had none of the mannerisms or screen presence that Gunner Hansen did. He's just a gross guy with a chainsaw. Also should have been probably 70 - 80 years old.

    Leatherface is my favorite horror villain of all time. This movie COMPLETELY OBLITERATES everything that makes him scary.

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    • Originally posted by The Revelator View Post
      I thought Leatherface was garbage. Didn't relate the the original character that this film is supposedly a sequel to at all. He had none of the mannerisms or screen presence that Gunner Hansen did. He's just a gross guy with a chainsaw. Also should have been probably 70 - 80 years old.

      Leatherface is my favorite horror villain of all time. This movie COMPLETELY OBLITERATES everything that makes him scary.
      I do admit that Leatherface wasn't very scary in this movie, but I felt that the way that the filmmakers and the actor interpreted the character was way closer to the original character than the other movies' interpretation of the character. In Texas Chainsaw 3D, he wasn't just the mindless killer and one-dimensional character that the other sequels and remakes made him out to be. He was, to an extent, a child trapped in a man's body that is terrified of the world around him, which is what I have always thought was what the filmmakers of the original movie were aiming for.

      [SPOILER]I also liked the fact that Leatherface only killed people in this movie when he felt threatened (like when he feels people are trespassing in his house or trying to kill him) or when he was trying to protect his family. [/SPOILER]

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      • Originally posted by Tony Clifton View Post
        I do admit that Leatherface wasn't very scary in this movie, but I felt that the way that the filmmakers and the actor interpreted the character was way closer to the original character than the other movies' interpretation of the character. In Texas Chainsaw 3D, he wasn't just the mindless killer and one-dimensional character that the other sequels and remakes made him out to be. He was, to an extent, a child trapped in a man's body that is terrified of the world around him, which is what I have always thought was what the filmmakers of the original movie were aiming for.

        [SPOILER]I also liked the fact that Leatherface only killed people in this movie when he felt threatened (like when he feels people are trespassing in his house or trying to kill him) or when he was trying to protect his family. [/SPOILER]
        I didn't get that feeling from this. He never looked scared or confused, just hostile and idiotic. If he was really supposed to be portrayed the way you thought he was, he wouldn't have even considered entering a carnival full of hundreds of people. He was never "terrified" of the world. He really was just mindless killer.

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        • Originally posted by The Revelator View Post
          I didn't get that feeling from this. He never looked scared or confused, just hostile and idiotic. If he was really supposed to be portrayed the way you thought he was, he wouldn't have even considered entering a carnival full of hundreds of people. He was never "terrified" of the world. He really was just mindless killer.
          [SPOILER]He entered the carnival because he didn't want the final girl to escape. As it is stated in the movie, the last time somebody escaped, he lost his entire family, so he still has traumatic memories of that. And by the way, if he was just a mindless killer, he would have killed a lot of people during the carnival scene, but he didn't. He was on a mission to kill the person that escaped. [/SPOILER]

          I know that is kind of weak reasoning, but it was never meant to be high art and, in all honesty, stupider things have happened in this franchise. I still enjoyed it, and I will go see the next sequel when it comes out (although I probably won't go see it in 3D). I wanted to see Leatherface chopping people up on the big screen again, and that's what I got. If you didn't like it, that's fine. You've still got the original movie.
          Last edited by Tony Clifton; 01-09-2013, 09:42 AM.

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          • The problem with this fucking TC minus the M3D thing is that it obliterates something that even the radically tonally different TCM 2 kept intact; the idea that this dysfunctional family unit, without a matriarch and with the only jobs they ever knew taken away, totally went off the deep end and the weird ways they adapted. I mean TCM 2 did take things to their logical yet strange conclusions on how these deranged assholes would’ve survived and sustained themselves; even if it’s played for chuckles (DON’T SKIMP ON THE MEAT!)

            TCM 3, they were halfway to white trash with a bunch of new family that crawled out of a swamp (including James Remar-looking guy from John Fogerty’s “Old Man Down the Road” video) and by this time an extra rapey Leatherface actually figured out he could kick the rest of the family’s scrawny hick asses. In other words, while this Leather was a big, scary motherfucker, he didn't match Gunnar's vibe of a big pissed off territorial animal as frightened of you as you are of it. And that's ten times scarier than either the half a Jason clone in TCM 3 or full-blown Jason clone that was Platinum Dunces-brand Leatherface.

            TCM 4; they’re straight up white trash more at home on the set of Jerry Springer than a sprawling condemned bone shack. And now Leatherface is nothing more than a pale imitation of Jame Gumb. Oh well, at least McConnagey went to Nic Cage Deadfall levels of batshit.

            Platinum Dunces mixed and matched a bunch of shit and “The Beginning” seemingly retconned a bunch of that shit. It’s made abundantly clear in the first movie Leatherface is a freak with a skin disease and that’s why his nose is rotted off and whether you like this element or not it gives him a reason for the masks. But in the pointless boring torture porn marathon prequel, the hack filmmakers decide tiny Jordana Brewster actually hacked LeatherLattimer’s nose off; all for a false ending even though that’s fucking stupid because we knew nobody would or could possibly survive this one.

            Can anybody confirm this brand spanking new piece of shit went to great pains to hide all references to 1974? If so, it only seals that the only thing Lionsgate cared about was selling their shitty soft drink of a movie to the teenybopper twits that would buy tickets in the first place.

            P.S.,

            Alexandria Daddio’s tits were sublime in Bereavement; a prequel that actually enhanced the mythology of the original movie.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQSsrVpDZ1g

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            • Originally posted by Tony Clifton View Post
              [SPOILER]He entered the carnival because he didn't want the final girl to escape. As it is stated in the movie, the last time somebody escaped, he lost his entire family, so he still has traumatic memories of that. And by the way, if he was just a mindless killer, he would have killed a lot of people during the carnival scene, but he didn't. He was on a mission to kill the person that escaped. [/SPOILER]

              I know that is kind of weak reasoning, but it was never meant to be high art and, in all honesty, stupider things have happened in this franchise. I still enjoyed it, and I will go see the next sequel when it comes out (although I probably won't go see it in 3D). I wanted to see Leatherface chopping people up on the big screen again, and that's what I got. If you didn't like it, that's fine. You've still got the original movie.
              [SPOILER]To get the final girl? By entering a space with hundreds of people with the idea of killing somebody in public he would have exposed himself and thus created a hundred "final" people. He was a moron. Even if it was Halloween clearly people saw he wasn't just a guy in a costume. [/SPOILER]

              I didn't get the idea he felt threatened either. He just popped out of the dark and killed people.

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              • Originally posted by The Revelator View Post
                [SPOILER]To get the final girl? By entering a space with hundreds of people with the idea of killing somebody in public he would have exposed himself and thus created a hundred "final" people. He was a moron. Even if it was Halloween clearly people saw he wasn't just a guy in a costume. [/SPOILER]
                [SPOILER]Well, frankly, the character has always been a moron. He's a mentally retarded man. Besides, his entire family was dead other than a cousin that he hadn't seen since she was a baby, so he didn't have much to lose. [/SPOILER]

                I didn't get the idea he felt threatened either. He just popped out of the dark and killed people.
                I will give you that. They could have handled that trait of the character better.

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                • Originally posted by Tony Clifton View Post
                  [SPOILER]Well, frankly, the character has always been a moron. He's a mentally retarded man. Besides, his entire family was dead other than a cousin that he hadn't seen since she was a baby, so he didn't have much to lose. [/SPOILER]



                  I will give you that. They could have handled that trait of the character better.
                  He may have been a moron in the original, but at least he was a cautious moron (for the most part).

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                  I suppose there isn't really sufficient evidence in the original to prove that, but at least he doesn't go out of his way to draw attention to himself and thus expose him to being caught or even discovered.
                  Last edited by The Revelator; 01-09-2013, 10:01 AM.

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                  • Originally posted by NightmareWarrior View Post
                    Going to start a petition to get ether Rob Zombie or Joss Wheldon to direct TCM 3D Part 2. The two kings of horror!

                    Rob Zombie would be perfect to direct a movie of this franchise. His amazing visuals, unique writing, the grittiness of his films. Lionsgate go for RZ for the sequel, it'll be an instant classic.

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                    • Originally posted by dead breed View Post
                      Uh-oh, the BANanas are out. The time is near for somebody....


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                      • Originally posted by The Revelator View Post
                        He may have been a moron in the original, but at least he was a cautious moron (for the most part).

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                        I suppose there isn't really sufficient evidence in the original to prove that, but at least he doesn't go out of his way to draw attention to himself and thus expose him to being caught or even discovered.
                        I'm not trying to argue that Texas Chainsaw 3D was a great movie or even a good movie, I'm just saying that it's not the worst movie ever or even the worst Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie ever (I believe that "award" goes to Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation). I had a great time watching the movie and, in my opinion, it is getting way too much flack.

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                        • Originally posted by Tony Clifton View Post
                          I'm not trying to argue that Texas Chainsaw 3D was a great movie or even a good movie, I'm just saying that it's not the worst movie ever or even the worst Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie ever (I believe that "award" goes to Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation). I had a great time watching the movie and, in my opinion, it is getting way too much flack.
                          I thought this was much worse than NExt Generation.

                          I went into this not expecting much and was ready for some dumb fun. It went beyond "typically bad" and was offensively bad. Leatherface was treated poorly and one of most cliche, horrifically acted, idiotically plotted, and embarrassingly dumb movies I've seen in a long time was the result. This is the kind of shit that gives horror a bad name. I just can't make any excuses for this and believe me I was trying my hardest. Actually I was having a lot of fun for the first 30 or 40 minutes. It was extremely dumb and didn't make any sense, but man when that second half hits it really hurts. Any merit I may have seen was completely erased. I really really hate this movie, and I hate to say it because I love this franchise so much.

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                          • Originally posted by Heretic View Post
                            Uh-oh, the BANanas are out. The time is near for somebody....

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                            • The Next Generation is awesome! It's got a ultra-goofy Leatherface in drag and McConaughey acting fucking batshit insane!

                              Seriously though, the movie is so strange and so much fun, I'd actually call it a guilty pleasure.

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                              • Originally posted by dead breed View Post
                                I thought dancing bananas were your signature, that you leave at the scene of the crime. It's not the first time I've seen them before someone got the hammer.

                                I don't have a problem with NW though. His taste has always been a little questionable, but at least he sticks to his guns.


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