The great thing about beautiful cinema is it never truly dies, and as ironic as may it sound, Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of those classics that stays fresh even today. Netflix is here with yet another installment in the franchise, but is it worth it? The reviews of the movie are out now, and so far we hope this movie makes it to our binge list. But does is it have what it takes to make it happen? With no further ado, let us dive right into the Texas Chainsaw Massacre review and find out.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre review
The Netflix Original is the ninth movie in the franchise, and it is also the direct sequel to the original movie, released back in 1974. The movie follows Sally Hardesty, the lone survivor from Leatherface’s killing spree. A lot was expected from this reboot. However, it has disappointed people as of now.
Here are a few reviews from prominent publications that may help you decide if you should watch Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
IGN – 5/10
“Texas Chainsaw Massacre fails to redefine Leatherface’s legacy any better than the sequels and remakes it leaves in the rearview. Those who only value slashers based on their body count and murderous creativity might give this pure guts, no glory slasher a pass.”
The Guardian – 3/5
“In a breathlessly brutal 83-minute runtime, there’s little time for thinking, probably for the best, given the thinness of the material and some of the mistakes made within it, but first-time director David Blue Garcia finds ample time for suspense, making the most of his unique location and milking just about enough seat-edge frights from the reheated ingredients.”
“Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2022 is another casualty of turning an already established story into a nostalgia cash cow. The real horror here is the modernizing of the content by merging social media, social issues, and Twitter buzz words in a careless fashion that makes it hard to latch onto anything substantial.”
“Texas Chainsaw Massacre doesn’t exactly offer anything new (2013’s Texas Chainsaw 3D, a previous attempt at a sequel to the original, at least featured more than one dimension), but gorehound fans who rejoice at watching people’s innards fall out of their bodies will find much to appreciate.”
Fan reactions to the Netflix Original
Despite the lukewarm critic review, audience found the movie to be a fitting sequel and even nail-biting. Moreover, some even asked for a sequel to the movie. Here’s the Twitter Verdict on the movie.
— Tae money (@Taemoney89) February 18, 2022
That new Texas Chainsaw Massacre on Netflix not gonna lie I was impressed 👌 dude looked like The Clown from Dead By Daylight
— JayyJayy944 (@JayyJayy944) February 18, 2022
Texas chainsaw massacre. It's what I wanted pic.twitter.com/yJEZWcAbvb
— HeavensDevils13 (@HDevils13) February 18, 2022
Give us a sequel stat!
Going in with low expectations for this one went well and Netflix delivered a fairly solid entry in the franchise. Spoiler review coming tomorrow.#TexasChainsawMassacre @netflix pic.twitter.com/Pau0wTFNy9
— Dino Reviews 🎃🍀 (@DinoReviews_) February 18, 2022
Omg the new texas chainsaw massacre on Netflix is BOMB
— Nik🖤 (@0nlyyyNy) February 18, 2022
However, some fans agreed with the critics and found the sequel to be a “requel” and mostly underwhelming.
#TexasChainsawMassacre is kinda meh. Mostly hurt by its tonal shifts. The OG is effective because of its uncompromising allegiance to torturing the audience. But here we get a little snark, light commentary that goes nowhere, and some boring characters. No weight. No investment.
— Robert McGee (@Robert__McGee) February 18, 2022
It was *okay*. Definitely better than I thought it would be, but there were definitely cringey moments – and not because of anything scary or gory. The portrayal of old lady Sally was almost bordering… pic.twitter.com/McUYkY7cTW
— AnthonyCaruso (@ACaruso929) February 18, 2022
Now that’s how you do a requel #TexasChainsawMassacre
— Spoiler Steve talks Movies (@TheSpoilerSteve) February 18, 2022
A chainsaw is not a lightsaber, it cannot deflect bullets.
Physics is crying right now.#TexasChainsawMassacre
— Media pundit (@Media__Pundit) February 18, 2022
Imagine leatherface with a baton in a pageant show he seems to like that kinda talent #TexasChainsawMassacre
— Marisa (@riswitter) February 18, 2022
It doesn’t get more mixed than this. Should you watch the film? Well, that depends on whether or not you like slasher movies. Moreover, you should also consider your investment in the series while making the choice. Lastly, ask yourself if you can handle all the gore. Don’t say we didn’t warn ya!
Texas Chainsaw Massacre is now streaming on Netflix. Therefore, stream the movie (if you’d like to) and comment down below which your favorite character is in the franchise.