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Hatchet II: Rated R Version

5.51 h 25 min2010R
Hatchet II serves up a ferocious and exceptionally gory dose of splatterific entertainment with groundbreaking practical make-up effects, a wildly twisted sense of humor, and an even darker and bloodier ride than the first film. Hold on to your pieces!
Adam Green
Danielle HarrisTony ToddKane Hodder
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Parry ShenTom HollandR.A. MihailoffAJ BowenAlexis Peters
Cory Neal
Dark Sky Films
R (Restricted)
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Alcohol usefoul languagefrightening scenesnuditysexual contentsmokingviolence
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TechnoMachinima1996Reviewed in the United States on October 1, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Even better than the first Hatchet.
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Well needless to say, after watching and enjoying the first Hatchet movie I just knew that this one would be a very necessary watch. I decided to rent this sequel from Netflix feeling uncertain if this chapter was going to do the first any justice. Well largely to my surprise, this sequel did just that and more.

A Brief Plot Synopsis: This movie picks up exactly where the last Hatchet left off with Marybeth(this time played by Danielle Harris), poking Victor Crowley in the eye to escape him. After being rescued and eventually left stranded by local crazy, Jack Cracker(John Carl Buechler), Marybeth follows Cracker's advice that he gave her before being thrown out of his house, to see Reverend Zombie(Tony Todd) to find out about a secret about her father that Cracker wasn't willing to tell her. Well Marybeth doesn't find out about this secret pertaining to her father but she makes a deal with Rev. Zombie to get to go to the forbidden Honey Island Swamp where her father and brother were killed to deal with Victor Crowley provided she brings her uncle Bob along. Her uncle while reluctant at first decides to go along with a crew of assorted weirdo locals. As they set foot on the land by Victor Crowley's house, all he** breaks loose once again.

There's not that much to say or know about the new characters this time. They're just a mixed bag of rag tag rednecks looking to collect the money that Rev. Zombie offered them if they can survive and even kill Victor Crowley. They range from the weakest to the toughest. Joining the group is Shaun's brother Justin(also played by Parry Shen) of whom is very worried about his brother and has no idea if he's alive or not.

The gore is still remarkable and the kills are even more intense than before. There is some chasing going on here and there that is quite exciting as well. Victor is still ripping apart heads, piercing heads, chopping off heads, using his belt sander, and whatever else he comes to do to kill anyone on his land.

It's awesome how finally much more detail is given in regards to Victor's past in terms of his total origin, who the vicious kids were that started the fire, and even an explanation of what keeps Victor alive.

My only criticism of this movie is the humor isn't as emphasized nor is the light-hearted campy side that was inherent in the first movie. The comedy is here and there with no particular comic relief character. That's a minor issue but still there could've been more laughs to be had in this movie.

There's not as much female nudity as there was the first time but the nudity that there is is definitely exquisite.

Overall, this movie proves a very well done follow up to the last movie as it: Gives the viewer more info on Victor Crowley, offers a higher body count, lots of great gore and satisfying kill scenes, some female nudity, gorgeous and sexy Danielle Harris making for both excellent eye-candy as well as giving her best performance since Halloween 5, beautiful cinematography and mostly well lit night shots, Tony Todd being bad-a** as usual, and most of all Victor Crowley still proving one deadly powerhouse of fear and brutal deaths. Highly recommended!!! 10 stars out of 10!!!
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Jim TrentReviewed in the United States on March 20, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
They should have used the original MaryBeth
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The movie was OK except for the new MaryBeth. My God she was annoying. I am not one of those people that care much who plays a character enough to know their name most times. People were saying the new MaryBeth was awesome because of Halloween or something. I saw those movies but do not remember her. If she was as bad in those as in Hatchet that might be why.

I don't know if I want to see Hatchet 3 since I saw she was in it again. I kept hoping she would have been killed. The movie definitely upped the uniqueness of kills. They also loved to use the bucket of blood tossed at a wall.

If you can ignore the new MaryBeth the movie is not bad though a little over the top on the blood throwing. If a whiny character annoys you then skip this. I do not know why they brought her back. The original MaryBeth was better.
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James C SmithReviewed in the United States on April 25, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
A Better Hatchet
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This film picks up exactly, and I mean exactly, where the first film left off. (Just like Halloween 2 did.)

This sequel was significantly better than original, which had pretty much nothing going for it except for a fairly compelling back story.

The characters were much better.

The cast was MUCH better.

The story was better.

It was just much more of a movie than the first.

They also seem to have made somewhat of a power move on casting by bringing in Danielle Harris (the main little girl from Halloween 4 & 5) to play the central figure of Mary Beth.

Besides that, the story was much improved. Instead of the cast merely wandering about, getting slaughtered just for being there, this film had much more of a reason (several, in fact) for going into a swamp at night to tangle with some notoriously maniacal and invincible killer from beyond the grave.

Now, don't get me wrong. This was not a great movie, but it wasn't all that bad, either. In fact, for schlocky horror, it was pretty entertaining.

I actually recommend this movie.

John's Horror CornerReviewed in the United States on March 18, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
An intestine-strangling, curb-stomping, head-smashing good time…after a devastatingly slow start.
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Not holding a candle to the former glory of its predecessor, this sequel offers a redeemingly gory third act after a rather boring first hour.

Part II SIDEBAR: So after Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder; Friday the 13th parts VII-X, Hatchet) survived being burned alive and speared through the neck with an iron gate pole, he pulled a Jason Voorhees and aquatic-ambushed our final survivors Ben (Joel David Moore; Shark Night 3D, The Diary of Anne Frankenstein in Chillerama) and Marybeth (Tamara Feldman; Perfect Stranger)—with the credits rolling as Crowley slovenly rages with Marybeth in his clutches. Replacing Tamara Feldman, Danielle Harris (Halloween I-II, The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond) assumes the role of our surviving heroine whose initial goal was to rid the swamp of Crowley’s curse since, in fact, it was her gator-hunting father (Robert Englund; Zombie Strippers, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Freddy vs Jason) and brother who were killed in part 1’s opening scene.

Writer/director Adam Green (Frozen, The Diary of Anne Frankenstein in Chillerama) delighted audiences with his spoofy horror (Hatchet) paying homage to the Gods of 80s slasher movies, and now he has returned to develop his killer’s folklore. This sequel picks up immediately as Hatchet (2006) left off: with Marybeth in Crowley’s clutches in the swamp. And just as quickly as she finds safety, we learn that her family ties run deeper than both part 1 revealed and deeper than even Marybeth realizes.

Horror icons Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play), R.A. Mihailoff (Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, Pumpkinhead II, Smothered) and Tony Todd (Final Destination 5, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) round out the cast, which curiously includes Parry Shen (The Hazing/Dead Scared) playing the brother (Shawn) of part 1’s tour guide (Justin).

Hatchet succeeded by virtue of its simplicity: some twenty-somethings randomly get killed in gloriously gory fashion after some basic exposition about their mutant killer is sprinkled in for flavor. This sequel, however remaining playfully spoofy, tries to be more than its stage-setting predecessor, and this may have been its downfall.

The special effects in part 1 yielded outstandingly fun on-screen death scenes. A significant drop from 2006’s $1.5M budget (which was utilized as best I’ve ever seen), this sequel clocks in at $800K. And whereas some gore effects were great, the huge action gap between the opening kill and the third act was really quite boring and it wicked away the spoofy “bad movie” charm of the caricatured characters. That was quite a weak point.

But when the kills start to add up, it all gets fun again and perhaps redeems the film for those patient enough to suffer through the first 60 minutes. The ensuing macabre shenanigans include a sex scene kill complete and a double chainsaw kill—both boasting some mean genital mutilation—along with more decapitation, torso-rending, impalement antics, a brutal curb stomp and a messy head smash. There’s even a rope-and-reel disembowelment followed by strangling someone with their own intestines. The effort is all there, but the execution doesn’t always measure up to the original.

With a little patience, fans of the original should enjoy this even if it fails to do proper justice to its origins.
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AdamReviewed in the United States on October 21, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Not as good as the first one but really good nonetheless.
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This is a flick for fans of the cheesy, fun and funny slasher films of the 80's featuring killers that just won't die, a la Friday the 13th. Adam Green knows perfectly well what he is doing and embraces all of the silly over-the-top aspects to their full potential. If you love the first one, this is a must see. It's not as good as the first but it is a very good follow up that happens right as the first movie ends. They did recast the lead, but Danielle Harris is awesome so there is no let down there
M. StrainReviewed in the United States on September 5, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
First Was Better
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The first film was better, but this was still pretty good. Some of the acting was below average, especially from "Uncle Bob" who was also director Tom Holland. He should probably stay behind the camera. There was also a difference in filming. One scene looked to be filmed with a lower quality camera than the rest of the film. That scene made me cringe. Overall, it's worth checking out, these are fun films to watch.
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KatReviewed in the United States on March 29, 2011
3.0 out of 5 stars
Movie was "ok", streaming quality @ Amazon poor!
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I had a different review up about this (about my first viewing), but it kept getting bad votes because it wasn't a review about the movie, instead I talked about the quality of the film streamed here at (you know, about the product cause that's what reviews are supposed to be about). So, here I am to re-review the product (streaming quality) and the actual film.

The streaming quality (back when I first rented this) was terrible. The colors were all off, and it was super pixely. I could barely make anything out. So it was a poor rental experience. No, it was not my TV. I can't say if they've fixed any of this, because I rented it when it first came to PPV and streaming.

As for the movie (at first viewing) I hated it. I think it was partly due to the quality of the film (which I really like), it was very distracting.

However, I rewatched it the other night in HD and it wasn't nearly as bad as I recalled. It still has a lot of issues compared to the first film, but it was still entertaining.

The main issue I originally had was Danielle Harris' accent. It was terrible. The 2nd go round I knew what to expect and really it was only bad when she got to emotional scenes. Because it made her seem like a terrible actress, which she isn't.

The kills were extremely over the top impossible. Never could happen the way they happen in this movie. Some of you out there might like that, but lately I like mine awesome/cool looking, but realistic. So while its awesome they went back to old school latex and makeup and none of that cgi BS, I thought they were just way too over the top.

The first film was a perfect mix of comedy/horror. This movie is more on the serious side, but still has slight comedy in it. Know that going into these films or you will possibly be disappointed.

I've got a lot more to say about this movie, but that's reserved for my horror movie/book review blog: Shivers of Horror. Link in my profile.
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K StrowReviewed in the United States on March 12, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Gory fun time.
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A fun gory film. I'd call it a "B movie" I suppose, but fun enough to keep your attention and it displayed some original ways to butcher people. No new ground covered here in terms of storytelling, but what can I say? It's a slasher film.
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