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  • Oct 29, 2011
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HATCHET 2

After the first film was released it started to gather that all important cult fan following. That was more than enough for Adam Green [Hatchet, Frozen] to get his sequel financed. Of course he already had plans on doing that any way so it worked out. Now this time around he is looking to add to something that was already loved by many. In a lot of cases like that films can fail miserably if not done right. Luckily he knows what his audience wants and who they are so it turned out pretty good.

The second film picks up where the first left off with Marybeth looking for another ride back into the swamp. She still wants revenge for her family and now for her fallen friends form the first film. She goes to Reverend Zombie [Tony Todd] who appeared in the first film briefly for help. She knows he once had a haunted swamp tour and wants him to take her out there once again. He agrees but puts together a crew of hunters to find Victor and take him out. He of course has reasons all his own.

Now this is a fun film just like the first one with campy 80's over the top cool kills and such. The acting is about the same as last time and it is cool to have Tony Todd in a bigger role this time. Perry Shen returns form the last film, but didn't he get killed? Yes he did but he is playing the twin brother this time. This explains why the brother in the first film had no idea where to go, you'll see. Any way I was happy to see that because he had one of the best scenes ever on that last film.

The kills like I said are cool like they should be and the body count is higher this time I believe. Like the last film the special features here are excellent. The behind the scenes are great and the commentary is great. I fact Adam Green delivers on all his commentaries, not all directors are good talkers for some reason. So I was happy with all the special features once again.

This film while good feels a like a bit of a step down though for some reason. All the elements of the first film are there but it just doesn't seem like it is on the same level. I think that while the humor is there it just isn't as humorous. That was my favorite thing about this first movie. Don't get me wrong this is still a very good flick and very fun, you know, turn the brain off flick.

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review by . January 28, 2012
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** out of ****    Making "Hatchet II" work wasn't much of a task. I was almost sure that Adam Green - returning for the sequel as both writer and director of Victor Crowley's legacy - was more than up to the challenge after seeing and in many instances just down-right loving the original "Hatchet"; but it would seem that he's gotten lost in his own mythology. There are as many reasons that attribute to why "Hatchet II" is not a good film as there are to why the original was; …
Quick Tip by . October 29, 2011
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This film while good feels a like a bit of a step down though for some reason. All the elements of the first film are there but it just doesn't seem like it is on the same level. I think that while the humor is there it just isn't as humorous. That was my favorite thing about this first movie. Don't get me wrong this is still a very good flick and very fun, you know, turn the brain off flick.
review by . December 04, 2010
posted in Cult Cinema
HATCHET II       *** ½ Out of 5       Tagline- Victor Crowley Lives Again       Release Date- October 1st, 2010       Running Time- 89-Minutes       Rating- NR       Writer/Director- Adam Green       Starring- Danielle Harris, Tony Todd, Parry Shen, Tom Holland, R.A. Mihailoff and Kane Hodder as Victor Crowley   …
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Hatchet II
 is a 2010 American horror film written and directed by Adam Green. The film stars Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Tony Todd, Tom Holland, and R.A. Mihailoff. The film was originally screened at the 2010 London Fright Fest Film Festival on August 26, 2010. It is set to be released unrated in the United States on October 1, 2010. It is the sequel to the 2006 film, Hatchet.
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Director: Adam Green
Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: October 1st, 2010 (USA)
Screen Writer: Adam Green
Studio: Dark Sky Films
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