There’s always that one bad film it seems. Well, screw it. Here’s a mini-review of it.
Hatchet III (2013) – 4 (IMDb 5.5) – Horror (USA)
I kind of enjoyed the Hatchet franchise so far, but Part III was by far the least fun entry. The first one is clearly the best, the second you watch because you liked the first, and the third you still have some hope, but at this point it’s not worth it anymore. This is a bad movie. Why? Because of annoying characters, contrived and illogical story lines and no sense of joy like in the first two films. Also, when your villain is basically immortal you lose interest, because you know the ‘good guys’ won’t kill him anyway. The worst part? It looks like they want to make a Hatchet IV, at least judging by that horrible ending. Is there some good left in this film? Well, Danielle Harris and Sid Haig are the only good things I can think of. The film starts out all right, good gore and interesting story, but then it just drags on and introduces characters and plot devices that just make you want to I don’t know, let’s say ‘scratch your head’.
The only “relief” is that Adam Green didn’t direct this, although the biggest problems lie in the writing, so I don’t know how much of a relief that really is. The first two films are very much horror comedies, but I don’t even remember there being jokes in this one. It’s like he’s trying to change genre in hopes to be taken more seriously or something. Guess what? That ship sailed a long time ago. Also, this has to be one of the most boring attempts at a “detective story” I’ve seen recently. And that’s counting those horrible Guy Ritchie films. At least those have something interesting going in the visual department: This one is below standard even for cheap horror films.
Did you guys see any bad films this past week? Did you see Hatchet III? What did you think of it?