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Hatchet II (2010)

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Average Rating: 4.2/10
Reviews Counted: 33
Fresh: 12 | Rotten: 21

Funnier and more gleefully gory than most slasher sequels, Hatchet II aims for so-bad-it's-good territory, but can't quite hack it.

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Average Rating: 3.8/10
Critic Reviews: 13
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 9

Funnier and more gleefully gory than most slasher sequels, Hatchet II aims for so-bad-it's-good territory, but can't quite hack it.

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Adam Green's Hatchet II picks up at the exact moment where 2006's Hatchet ends, wherein the quiet but hot-tempered Marybeth (Danielle Harris) is in a small boat in the Louisiana swamps, screaming for her life as she tries to free herself from the clutches of the deformed, swamp-dwelling killer Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder). Crowley has murdered Marybeth's family and other fellow vacationers who had come together on a tourist excursion in the swamp lands outside of New Orleans.

Feb 1, 2011

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This is basically an excuse to watch skulls crushed like melons, guts ripped from body cavities and torsos halved. And such things go on with relentless and disgusting regularity.

October 1, 2010 Full Review Source: Detroit News | Comments (2)
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Swift and amusingly brainless, Hatchet II more than delivers on splatter expectations.

October 1, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Say a prayer that there's no Hatchet III in the future.

October 1, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Post
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Suffers from lamentable acting, murky cinematography and, for the most part, lamely unfunny dialogue.

October 1, 2010 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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The most shocking thing about the sequel is that it's a dramatic improvement.

September 30, 2010 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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The movie is never as cheeky or as fun as Green thinks it is, but he tries with all his might.

September 30, 2010 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe
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Once you get past its relentless gore, Hatchet II just isn't a very good movie, and Green's struggles to get it released are far more interesting than the movie itself.

January 31, 2011 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

Unnecessary back story, toilet humor, and overlong gags involving gore, yes, this is a sequel to "Hatchet" alright!

December 5, 2010 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Not even a gnarly beheading can rescue this chop job

October 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Certainly gory and goofy at times, but nearly as amusing as the first, riddled with unlikable characters, lazy dialogue and a dull middle act.

October 14, 2010 Full Review Source: IGN DVD
IGN DVD

It goes for the jocular jugular, and if you want to see the human body mutilated in clever and amusing ways than this is the film for you.

October 5, 2010 Full Review Source: KPBS.org
KPBS.org

[A] spurious waste of time... empty and meaningless, even grading on the amateurish-low-budget-horror curve...

October 5, 2010 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
Flick Filosopher

Mosquitoes bite. Gators tear. But only Victor Crowley strangles a man with his own intestines until his head explodes.

October 5, 2010 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

More of the same, which means you probably already know if you like it. (I did.)

October 3, 2010 Full Review Source: FEARnet
FEARnet

"Hatchet II" falls prey to a problem that typically plagues sequels: it's not just more of the same; it's WAY more of the same.

October 1, 2010 Full Review Source: Cinefantastique
Cinefantastique

Doesn't match the pure, unadulterated charm of its precursor, but gets the job done by devising some of the more inventive deaths in horror history. Danielle Harris slam-dunks an emotionally demanding role.

September 30, 2010 Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com
DustinPutman.com

"Hatchet II" doesn't have a lick of wit.

September 30, 2010 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

Hatchet II is distinguished both by a funky, frisky sense of humor, and gore of great quality and quantity.

September 30, 2010 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club

Maybe [Adam] Green intended to parody how low-rent and awful slasher sequels usually are. If so, the joke's on his audience.

September 30, 2010 Full Review Source: Metromix.com
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Audience Reviews for Hatchet II

A very simple follow up continuing from the same night as the first. Just another quick excuse for lots of extreme gore and kills with a very weak story line. One for the gorehounds, otherwise there is not much substance for anyone else.
March 11, 2012
Deano78

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While the first "Hatchet" isn't a classic by any stretch, it is a good homage(there's that word again Bob) to slasher movies. Victor Crowley may not be a Jason or Freddy, but he is an acceptable crazy horror villian. This one picks up right where the first one left off and follows Marybeth(the only survivor from 1) as she tries to get revenge against Crowley for killing her loved ones. Not rocket science to figure out how this movie goes. Lots of blood, guts, some sex, and great crazy kills. Must say this movie gets a solid B+ in the originality department when it comes to killing people. It you like crazy, bloody horror movies, then check it out. If you have a weak stomach, watch something else pansy.
October 14, 2011
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

Sequel to the awesome Hatchet, Hatchet II picks ups where the first one left off. Though lacking the fire of the original, Hatchet II is still an engaging horror flick with plenty of gore to appeal to fans of the first one. A young woman named Marybeth hires a bunch of hunters to find her family who disappeared in the Louisiana bayou. The legend of Victor Crowley makes people nervous, but Marybeth doesn't want to hear about it. I thought that this was a good sequel and I really enjoyed that director Adam Green returned as director for this entry, and it made it that much better. I find Adam Green to be a rising star in the horror genre and he crafts effective old school themed horror that are actually great, original, well acted and very entertaining. Victor Crowley returns of course and theres even more blood and mayhem in this sequel. Hatchet II is a fun and entertaining film that despite the fact that it slightly weaker than the first, still manages to be an effective horror film. There are a few things that could have been done better, but for the most part, Hatchet II is a definite must see for fans of the first film. Adam Green delivers yet another solid horror film, and I believe he should get more recognition as a director. Also another thing I enjoyed was seeing Tom Holland in this film playing Uncle Bob. For those familiar with him, he directed Fright Night and as a diehard fan of Fright Night I thought it was great to see him here. Hatchet II is a must see sequel that delivers the horrifying thrills.
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