The “Hatchet” created by Adam Green is a little bit related to the stories of mischievous horrors, slasher films mixed up with a little humor with disgraceful gore effects. It can be a late-night entertainment you can watch with excessive shouting for the heart-pounding thriller scenes. Now, here comes “Hachet II” with its innovative crew and still continues the story of the main character Victor Crowley. What do we expect from this sequel? I don’t want to spoil you but here is a little of what you’ll be expecting.
Warning: Spoilers ahead.
The sequel started when the first film ended. It is when Marybeth played by Danielle Harris, being assaulted in the rowing boat in the swamp by Victor Crowley, which is now played by Kane Hodder. When she managed to escaped, she returned to the town and asked for help from a tour-boat owner-manager Reverend Zombie, played by Tony Todd. She wants to return to the swamp to retrieve and bring back the bodies of her dead brother and her father. She persuaded Reverend Zombie to take her back to swamp. Zombie also made a group of local area hunters to hunt and kill Victor Crowley as well as to reclaim the swamp.
In general, Green’s “Hatchet II” is just the same with those body-slashing gore movies like Freddy Kreuger and Jason. The group of hunters went into the swamp, there’s some killing and gore moments, bloodsheds, deaths, just all the same. The originality of the movie doesn’t go beyond any further. The maker Adam Green doesn’t listened from the critics of the first film “Hatchet”. The story is still centered on Marybeth and her emotional character. But it’s good they preserved the humor and comical twists in some of the scenes.
But once you get into the swamp scenes, the uncertainties starts to fade away. Here you can see how green made Crowley so brutal killing in most of the people who went to the swamp. I don’t want to give too much away to spoil you, but the there are slaying sex scenes and the climax is very fascinating with all the gore and blood all over. The remaining one hour of “Hatchet II” is not really bad at all. In my opinion, it is a hell big time.
Tony Todd (Zombie) which is the co-star in this film had delivered a very good character. He gave terrific performance on this one capturing the heart of the film perfectly enough. Kane Hoddler (Crowley) also did an amazing job especially when he’s masked up as a death-bringing horror. It’s really great to see more of him especially in some scenes like sex scenes. How he plays the role is two thumbs up for me.
“Hatchet II” is hell way entertaining. I recommend this film for a night out with friends. It is packed with geeky humor mixed up with bloody horror. This film knows exactly what movie watchers really want. This is not exactly to be called a blockbuster, but it’s worth your late night pizza and drinks for general entertainment.