Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Wrong Turn 2: Dead End

Occasionally I will indulge and watch an utterly horrible straight to video sequel. Well, more than occasionally. Wrong Turn 2 is just that. It is the sequel to a movie that should not have been made in the first place. Oddly, the sequel was actually better, albeit only slightly, completely based on the inclusion of Henry Rollins. No matter bad a movie is, it always gets a half-point bump when he's in it.

The first movie involved a family of deformed cannibalistic hillbillies (I mean that in the best possible way), who survives off of trapping passing travelers. The first one was actually a very serious, grim movie, with all the characters playing the roles straight. At least with the sequel, they realized what they were dealing with, and everything loosened up a bit. In Wrong Turn 2 (I'm not sure whether it's a sequel or prequel, but I suppose that doesn't matter in the Wrong Turn continuity) we are now witness to a new reality show. Right there you can tell that it's not taking itself seriously. The premise of the show, if I remember correctly, is that this group of contestants are the last survivors from a nuclear Holocaust. I know, almost hilariously obvious. Of course, it doesn't take long before they really are fending for their lives...and you probably already can guess the rest.

There's really not much at all to say about this movie, and in complete honesty, it's not worth the time to write (or read) a long review about a movie we've all seen a thousand times. The only thing (and I mean the absolutely only thing) that kept me actually watching to the end, was Henry Rollins. He is almost like a current Bruce Campbell.


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