Hatchet II (2010) Danielle Harris, Tony Todd, Kane Hodder, Parry Shen Movie Review

Hatchet II (2010)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Danielle Harris in Hatchet II (2010)

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Having some how managed to escape the clutches of the murderous Crowley (Kane Hodder) when she and her now dead friends ventured in to the New Orleans swamps, Marybeth (Danielle Harris) is hell bent for leather to go back in there and get her revenge. That is why she pays Reverend Zombie (Tony Todd) a visit and persuades him to put together a small army of hunters to venture back in to the swamp lands with her on a mission to kill Crowley. But there is, as Marybeth discovers, a deeper connection between her and Crowley than she could have ever imagined.

Let me lay my cards on the table right away and admit to not having watched the first "Hatchet" yet but I was assured by someone who had that you can watch this sequel without seeing the first. It is important to clarify this before saying that as a horror comedy "Hatchet II" is terrible and the joke seems to be on those who have parted with their time and money to watch this which frankly is the horror as well. And do you know what I am kind of annoyed because I like both Danielle Harris and Tony Todd but in this they are both exceptionally dull.

Tony Todd in Hatchet II (2010)

In fairness to both Harris and Todd I found the majority of "Hatchet II" dull as all we got was some nonsense about who Crowley is and then so called comedy horror which included a large chainsaw between one victim's legs and another victim getting their face smashed in with repeated blows from the butt of a rifle. Neither of those scenes are frightening or funny and they are the best of the scenes in the movie. In my book you really need to be a fan of the dumbest of horrors to find this close to entertaining.

About the only positive I can come up with when it comes to "Hatchet II" is at least visually it is solid. By that I mean the camera work is okay and the special effects are as good as they are meant to be. But that is little sucre from a movie which on paper looked like it could be entertaining.

What this all boils down to is that maybe if you enjoyed "Hatchet" you might get something out of this sequel but for me it was neither funny nor frightening and in truth it turned out to be a waste of my time and money.