I love horror movies, but lately Hollywood hasn’t done it for me, and Wrong Turn wasn’t an exception. So I wonder how a low budget sequel is going to manage to be better than its phony prequel. But I won’t judge this one until I’ve seen, lets just hope its nothing like The Hills Have Eyes 2, or The Grudge 2, etc.
Wrong Turn 2 takes off shortly after the events of the first film. Right away I’ll let you know that other than the mutant freaks of the first film, this movie has no other links to the first installment, i.e. characters. Slightly off topic, I’ve always thought a movie about a group of reality contestants fooled into thinking they were in a post apocalyptic world could be interesting. This is probably as close as my vision will get to being realized, as it’s about a group of people in a simulated post apocalyptic world who are competing for $100,000. Instead things start getting messed up at the cannibalistic mutants start to show up.
They say don’t judge a book by it’s cover, but my pre conceived notions on this movies crappiness were all true. It’s another typical teenager geared slash em’ horror flick, but what really boggles my mind was the fact that the only thing horrific about this movie was its storyline and portrayals. I wasn’t startled once, and that is supposed to be the point of a horror film, or at least I thought it was. But now a day I think the idea is just to really gross people out with new and disgusting ways of killing people, even there it falls short. I’m sure even fans of the first film won’t appreciate this one, I don’t recommend anyone waste there time with it.
Please note that this is not the retail version but rather a review copy. Video and audio quality are almost guaranteed to look better.
Presented in 1.85:1 Widescreen, Wrong Turn 2 looks pretty bad in its current state. Colors are pretty much the only thing that looks good in this transfer. Compression artifacts are apparent in almost every scene and detail is covered with grain and softness. Overall the video quality is extremely poor, hopefully it can be vastly improved before street date.
Equipped with a 5.1 Dolby Digital track, the audio quality is much better than the video, but that isn’t saying much. You get the occasional sound effect coming from the rear channels, but it is usually the beats from the soundtrack that will come out. Dialogue is pretty horrible, but at least (for fans) it comes out the front channels clearly. Overall as is the audio quality does its job, nothing horrible, nothing great.
All we get with this disc is an audio commentary and making of feature. Fans will get a kick of the feature as it provides some information on the films gore.
- Audio Commentary – Commentary with Director Joe Lynch and Actors Erica Leerhsen & Henry Rollins.
- Making Gore Look Good -(00:11:32) At least this feature provides something worth watching. We are taken inside the production crew who designed the blood and gore for the movie. I will give this movie something and that is the gore did look good in some shots.
Another example of a typical horror flick from the last decade. This film isn’t scary, instead it tries to focus on the gruesome angle which is really getting old if you ask me. But regardless, the movie itself was weak, the audio and video are pretty abysmal as is, although that is likely to change before it reaches retail. The features were very dismal, so please use caution when thinking about purchasing this movie.