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Guest Bloggers: Texas Chainsaw 3D

 

We are excited about the rolling out a new feature on our site this week.  A section devoted to highlighting other great sites and blogs that we read on read on a regular basis. If this feature proves popular we will be looking for other blogs to contribute to this section in the coming months.  Feel free to contact us 3guys1movie@gmail.com if you are interested in being considered for a future installment.

Our first contributor is Tracy Ladd from the excellent site ReelGoddess.com  Tracy was nice enough to volunteer to be the test pilot for this grand experiment.  In addition to this review you can check out an interview with one of the actors from the film on her site right now.

Texas Chainsaw 3D

 

Director: John Luessenhop
Writer: Adam Marcus, Debra Sullivan
Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, Scott Eastwood, Dan Yeager, Trey Songz
Review By: Tracy Ladd

Disregarding all of the sequels and subsequent attempts at rebooting the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, Texas Chainsaw 3D picks up directly after the original film from 1974.  The good people of Newt, Texas get wind of the horrors that took place and decide to get their revenge by turning Leatherface’s family home to ash .  Fast forward 20+ years later, Heather Miller (Alexandra Daddario) is working as a butcher in a grocery store (a fitting career choice), when she gets a letter notifying her of a large inheritance left to her by the estranged grandmother she never knew she had.

 

 

Heather, her boyfriend Ryan (Trey Songz), and best friends Nikki (Tania Raymonde) and Kenny (Keram Malicki-Sanchez) all travel to the small Texas town to collect Heather’s inheritance.  They find that said inheritance includes a sizeable estate, and all things contained therein.  What they don’t realize however, is the horrific evil that awaits them.

 

 

 

Texas Chainsaw 3D contains all of the elements you would expect from a film that uses the word chainsaw in the title.  There’s plenty of blood, body parts and young, attractive twenty-something’s running around in revealing clothing.  Surprisingly however, the film doesn’t showcase nudity.  Sorry guys.  The story itself takes a bit of a different turn toward the end, and for that reason alone, sets it apart from so many other films that share the slasher-horror genre.  To avoid any spoilers, I won’t go into detail on what that turn of events is, but suffice it to say, I was a bit surprised.

 

 

 

I don’t normally shell out the cabbage to see these types of films, mainly because you don’t even need to see a trailer to know what’s going to happen.  I enjoyed the likes of Jason, Freddy and Michael Myers as a kid, but slasher films these days leave me a bit cold.  I’m even pickier when it comes to paying 3D prices, but the 3D in this film was actually pretty decent.  Of course there was going to be a chainsaw in your face at some point, but overall, it wasn’t overused to the point of it being a distraction.  My chief complaint here is the same as it is with every 3D film; muted colors.  Scenes taking place in dimly lit places were difficult to make out and certain colors (blood) were rather dark.

 

 

 

Overall Texas Chainsaw 3D was actually better than I expected it to be and it even managed to provide some pretty good laughs.  Although I don’t think they were parts that were meant to be humorous, but I laughed anyway.  For that reason, along with the little twist, Texas Chainsaw 3D gets 1.5 chainsaw wielding guys from me.

 

I had the opportunity to talk to James MacDonald, who plays Officer Marvin in the film.  You can find the interview over at my site, ReelGoddess.com.

 

So there we have it it our initial Guest Bloggers post.  Thank you so much Tracy for participating in this new feature and contributing this review.  I look forward to reading your interview with James MacDonald on your site.

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  • Adam January 22, 2013, 8:07 am

    Tracy, thanks so much for being the test pilot for this new feature. This sounds like exactly the sort of film that my brother would watch while I pace around the living room. Heading over to read your interview.

    • Tracy January 22, 2013, 8:23 am

      Thanks for allowing me to throw some estrogen into the mix Adam! Glad that I had something new to review for you fellas. Are you not a fan of horror films? It was actually pretty entertaining, and like I said, provided some hearty laughs!

      • Adam January 22, 2013, 8:27 am

        Tracy I still have nightmares about my wife and brother making me watch The Hills Have Eyes.

  • scottydynamite January 22, 2013, 8:21 am

    I was very happy when Adam had said you would be the first guest blogger for this new feature and I too would like to thank you. Hopefully this will be mutually beneficial and our site can send people to your site and so on and so forth.

    • Tracy January 22, 2013, 8:24 am

      Awww thanks Scotty! I was very honored when Adam asked that I be the first so thanks for thinking of me. And as they say…this could be the start of a beautiful friendship :)

  • Cinema Schminema January 22, 2013, 10:56 am

    Good review! This is the 2nd decent review I’ve read of this – mostly they say this movie is terrible, lol. I wasn’t a fan of the original so I’ll probably wait till this hits streaming.

    • scottydynamite January 22, 2013, 11:16 am

      Hey Cinema thanks for stopping by 3guys, I just checked out your website you have some pretty cool stuff over there. I will revisit later when I have more time. Thanks again.

  • meep January 22, 2013, 11:35 am

    I think I’ll have to check this out now. Thanks for the review!

    • Tracy January 22, 2013, 1:51 pm

      Meep – Thanks for reading. If you go, go to a matinee…and you won’t miss anything if you see it in 2D.

  • Tyson Carter January 22, 2013, 12:46 pm

    Agree with the reviewer here, nice job.

    Was really excited to see how this played out after the plot was released. I liked the beginning which went back to the original, very cool. The rest was pretty forgettable though :)

    • Tracy January 22, 2013, 1:53 pm

      Tyson – I had no clue they were going back like they did. I didn’t read anything about it, nor did I watch any trailers since I normally bypass these films. It was a nice surprise however. Thanks for reading & commenting ;)

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