Post by Leatherface on Jan 1, 2013 19:14:45 GMT -5
TCM 4 has quite the history.
Originally, it was meant to be a remake, then a sequel to TCM 1, then a Sequel to 2, then it became a sequel to 3. It was released twice in theaters, bombing both times. It was originally released in 1994 as " The Return Of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" then again in 1996 ( no idea why, maybe to try to grab the Scream audience?) as " Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next generation"
Post by Drayton Sawyer on Jan 2, 2013 8:48:17 GMT -5
I'm just going to copy and paste a few posts I made on the Skeleton Crew FB group.
I enjoyed the show. Didn't agree with the consensus on Part 2. REALLY didn't agree that 4 was on any level equal to or better than 2. 2 had so many great characters and kills whereas 4 was just bland and forgettable. I get the not liking how different the tone was, especially if you love part 1. But change of tone or not Part 2 is so much better than 4. I'm really looking forward to both Texas Chainsaw 3D and part 2 of the TCM retrospective. I didn't hate part 2 the first time I saw it. I was just let down. Because I was expecting something tonally similar to the original. Through the years I've come to understand why Hooper made it the way he did. I've grown to love part 2. I love the wackiness of it and the characters are some of the most fun in the franchise. It's also highly quote able. I think it's the definition of a cult film. The franchise almost isn't a franchise. None of the films are really connected. Part 2 is a sequel in that it has characters from the original. But the tone of the film is different and doesn't really feel like a sequel. Leatherface TCM 3 doesn't even acknowledge Part 2 happened. It feels more like the original. But doesn't really explain what happened between the original and itself other than the opening voiceover. TCM TNG Doesn't acknowledge 2 or 3 and feels even less like a sequel than the previous 2. It feels like a cheap uninspired remake. It redoes almost everything in the original shot for shot. But tries to take what was shocking in the original and make it more shocking. Like LF wearing the pretty woman face in the original. In TNG it's almost a full body suit and he acts like a drag queen. He even acts more feminine. That doesn't come across more shocking. It comes across like they're parodying the original. So so far there has been the original and a number of sequels that weren't with no real connection between them. With the new film they look like they are going to actually try and make a sequel that connects both in style and story. I'm looking forward to it.
It's going to be interesting to hear part 2. I can tell Dan is excited to discus the remake and it's prequel. Plus it'll be cool to hear what you guys think of the new film right after seeing it. I hope we are all pleased with the film. I know I'm expecting to like it. Unless it's vastly different than what I'm expecting.