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Super Reviewer
½ June 9, 2010
The sequel to the 2006 remake is a nice variation of the storyline that we've seen in the first film. I preferred this version in a way because of the different twist the film offered. Instead of the same old, we get some new elements to a classic story, which is fine by me. The film is more disturbing, with more violence and gore to appeal to fans of the remake. I liked the remake, and I thought that this one delivered and did not disappoint. The Hills Have Eyes 2 is a thrill a minute sequel and serves even more blood than the first one. Decent acting with moments of sheer terror add to the nature of this sinister sequel, a film that terrifies as much as it entertains, this sequel elevates what we've seen before into unexplored territory and makes it that much more entertaining and above all fun. This is a good film, that is slightly better than the first remake, but both are equally good. However if you're a horror hound who enjoys great amounts of gore, then you won't be disappointed with this sequel. I think that they did a great job in delivering an effective sequel, one that makes this a must see for casual horror fans as much as the die-hound connoisseur of fine horror. A very entertaining film, even if it's imperfect, it manages to be a fun filled horror flick that at times you forget that it is a sequel to a remake, as you watch the chaos unfold before your eyes. As far as sequels to remakes are concerned, this is one of the best that I've seen. If you were disappointed by the sequel to The Ring, and countless Pulse sequels, then this film is for you.
Super Reviewer
½ January 23, 2009
Been quite a while since I watched it, but I faintly remember of having found it okay.
Super Reviewer
½ April 30, 2009
Cast: Lee Thompson Young, Reshad Strik, Jessica Stroup, Ben Crowley, Michael McMillian, Daniella Alonso

Director: Martin Weisz

Summary: During their final day of desert training, six National Guard recruits (Michael McMillian, Jessica Stroup, Daniella Alonso, Lee Thompson Young, Ben Crowley and Reshad Strik) find themselves up against an army of murderous mutants. They're faced with the ultimate opportunity to put their military skills to the test -- but will they pass?

My Thoughts: "I haven't seen the first film and if it's anything close to this film, I think I will have to pass on it. The movie was just OK. I just didn't care for it and there wasn't anything that made me want to watch it again. It was gross and there was a lot of gore which always makes a lame horror film better. But nothing else good about it. The script was whatever and the acting was awful. I guess if you liked the first you may want to see this. But if it's anything like this one, then you may be better off on passing on it."
Super Reviewer
½ June 2, 2009
this is THE WORST movie ever made that is labeled "horror". my ex-girlfriends herpes could act better than that. and this would not even scare my mom... thats bad.
Super Reviewer
½ July 9, 2010
Of all the Hills Have Eyes films, this is actually my favorite. This coming from a person who is so NOT a fan of sequels and remakes. I really got into the story and enjoyed watching the movie.
Super Reviewer
May 20, 2010
Watching this is actually waste of time.
Super Reviewer
March 21, 2007
Bloody sicko, terrible and scary of these freak mutants who are tracking a group of National Guard trainees in the desert. I always let out a groan of disappointment when a sequel replaces civilian characters with the military. Soldiers are always so lazily written and never fail to thoroughly bore with crude caricatures of strutting macho bullshit.
Needless to say, every character is a broad and generic cliché. They act in dumb and illogical ways, making dumb and illogical decisions that lead them to predictably dumb and illogical deaths.
Horror remake of 1985's The Hills Have Eyes II.
Super Reviewer
½ January 29, 2010
Turned it off halfway through, because it is probably the worst attempt at a horror film I've ever seen. It's just more like a gross gore flick than a horror flick!
The Gandiman
Super Reviewer
½ January 7, 2010
Abhorrently incompetent
Super Reviewer
April 5, 2007
I love this Movie. This is Horror.

fav weird fav bit
The captive Missy is carried to a room with makeshift furniture and is assaulted by the chameleon mutant. She fends it off by biting off part of his elongated tongue. At this point the large and menacing Papa Hades enters the room, and the chameleon flees in fear. Missy is subjected to brutal physical assault and rape at the hands of Hades.
Super Reviewer
½ August 9, 2009
This movie is trying to be to its prequel what Aliens was to Alien, the kickass sequel with marines in it. And that works for about half of the movie. The set up is actually pretty good, with quite a few gory shockers and a situation that is different enough from the first. The sometimes pretty stupid decisions the soldiers take, as they have to find their way through the hills of mutated miners, can be explained with them still being in training, at least partially. Like in part one, it's the liberal thinking, seemingly weak characters that develop into the true heroes, which makes the body count order a tad predictable but is still nice to see. Once the soldiers enter the mines, things get very repetitive, sadly. Once again there is rape, then lots of dark tunnels, that all look the same, the final battle with the meanest of the mutants is quite similar to the one from part one. Remember, when a giant pervert strangles you but has an open head wound, poke it. So after a good start the second half disappoints, but at least Jessica Stroup is extremely gorgeous to look at.
Super Reviewer
½ January 27, 2009
A pretty good Slasher film, I saw the original Hills Have Eyes, but not the remake didn't know that they redid the original, that review to come at a later date. This one starts out with some secret army base in a remote area, and some inbreed ugly people are living in the caves and rocks, Army people start to disappear, Typical Slasher film, not outstanding moments, but still all around good, enjoyable edge of the seat killem-choppem up type film. I'll go a little overboard and say 3 1/2 stars. Its in my collection, picked it up for $5.00 at Best Buy.
Super Reviewer
March 21, 2007
Pretty much more of the same but not quite as intense and a bit too predictable. However still a pretty good horror and quite brutal, gory just like the first.
Super Reviewer
March 19, 2007
Better than the first. A mind-blowing and heart-pounding thrill-machine. It's shocking and freightning and incrediably terifying. An endlessly smart and fun blood bath.
Super Reviewer
February 10, 2007
Directed by: Michael Weisz.
Starring: Jessica Stroup, Daniella Alonso, Michael McMillian, Jacob Vargas.

It all restarted in 2006 with Alexandre Aja's remake of Wes Craven's cult classic The Hills Have Eyes. Aside from being some of the most clichéd material in years, it was reasonably tense, unrelenting, graphic, atmospheric and very entertaining. Now comes a sequel (quite quickly I might add), the bad reviews pored there way in and I automatically clicked onto how this film will be....dull and derivative with no other redeeming qualities....I was slightly wrong.

The story follows 2 years after the remake where the original nuclear testing ground full of mutants is unknown to many and only known as Section 16. When a group of trainee National Guards are sent in to give supplies to scientists installing a monitoring system, they soon find the place to be deserted, the scientist dead or missing and before long, they realize the horrible truth behind this place. Although the film is no where near as brilliant as it could have very easily been, the script written by legend Wes Craven and his brother Jonathan makes things basic but reasonably least for the first 10 minutes. It starts with a birth and we get a basic idea of how everything is kept going behind these hills, from there we are shown the true brutality that these mutants can deliver, even more so than the first....but from there, the characters are introduced and it goes downhill. What follows is carbon copy. The 'National Guards' or basically military are typical cardboard cutouts, you have the addition of women who are tough but hot, the macho Latino, the slightly more cautious outcast, the list goes on. None of these characters have souls and they are played by there unknown TV cast with nothing more than mediocrity, with some being laughably bad. Although some ideas show a bit of brain activity, what follows plot-wise is a rehash of many other films, from The Descent to Aliens. Adding newbie Michael Weisz, a music video director to the plate doesn't really change much, I like the fact that Wes is giving someone new a chance but he does not have the chops to pull it off. Not only does he cover every common and very predictable scare (you know.....BOO!), he doesn't have the skill to build any tension or atmosphere.

I bet your asking yourself, why a 3 rating after what I just said? I was somehow entertained. I usually seem to enjoy a dull gory film among many, sort of a guilty pleasure. What made me enjoy this was the fast pacing and the really graphic, nonstop gore and it kept me watching for its very short running time.

Usually I have a knact for noticing some of the most clichéd films, when I see them I never, ever be nice about them and write a review about them as I see fit. With The Hills Have Eyes 2, I really expected an absolutely terrible, dull and terribly clichéd sequel, but I was slightly surprised. Although full of cliché, a rehashed plot, cardboard characters and a lack of real scares, tension and atmosphere to really call it a good 'horror' film, The Hills Have Eyes 2 is fast, graphic and quite an entertaining 80 minutes worth. Just shut your brain off....and then hope that they don't make another.
Super Reviewer
July 15, 2007
A competent sequel. I really enjoyed it. It veers off in a different direction than the first, with a group of loser soldiers being sent into the Nuclear Testing Zone and meeting up with some nasty mutants. I didn't like all the military cussing attitude at the beginning. It compares the war of the mutants with the war in the Middle East. The soldiers are no worse than the miserable lot in ALIENS and Predator movies. It was a bit hard to tell them apart with the same desert camoflauge uniforms and helmets. The first movie was mostly serious. This one was almost as silly as "Leprechaun 4: In Space". Like many others, I was siding with the mutants rather than the soldiers. The best elements were the setting and the goopy violence. The outhouse scene was funny, but looked totally fake. Better than the crappy 1985 "Hills Have Eyes 2" which had a dog-flashback and a completely different story. Hills 2 (2007) delivered the gore and horror goods, but didn't break much new ground in the genre.
Super Reviewer
½ October 22, 2007
One of the worst sequels I have ever seen
Super Reviewer
½ February 10, 2007
I didn't hate the remake, so I'll give this one a go. HAS to be better than the original sequel.


Actually, it was far, far WORSE than the original sequel in so many ways. Why do we keep watching these things?
Super Reviewer
August 5, 2007
A enjoyable sequel if you like this sort of thing.
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