Leatherface is the third movie in the Texas Chainsaw franchise and it's nothing special. The story follows a couple that are unfortunate enough to be driving on a road where a serial killer cannibalistic family hunts people. Long story short, they capture them and madness ensues. Immediately you can tell that this isn't a very original movie. It's basically the first movie, just without the scares. Now, I'd be lying if I said I expected an original movie from a third movie in a franchise, but I did expect it to be, if nothing else, fun. Unfortunately, it doesn't manage to be even that up until the last 20 or so minutes. The movie does feature quite a bit of action and killing, but the main reason those scenes aren't effective is because you never get to see any gore. This movie was made back in the time when horror movies were being extremely cut because the MPAA was even more strict than today. This movie was rated X back when it came out and if this movie came out today, it would barely be rated R. Whenever something violent is happening, we rarely see it on-screen. Usually, the camera cuts quickly away from the gore and we just hear the sounds of what is happening and sometimes even see blood spray. When the movie ended, I went to YouTube to see the deleted scenes and they actually did shoot all the gory scenes and wanted to put them in the movie, but they were told not to if they wanted the movie to be even released. I watched all of the deleted scenes and I can safely say that the movie would've been a much better experience if they hadn't cut so much of it out. At least then I'd have something to look forward to. Greg Nicotero did the special effects for the movie and I feel bad for him; he did his very best to make the gore as shocking as possible and then they just censor it. It's really unfair. Moving on to the characters. Everyone acted their parts pretty good, although the characters were quite plain. Again, you'll hardly care for any of the characters. My favourite character was Viggo Mortensen's because of his performance and he was, overall, quite a creepy presence. I'm very disappointed with Leatherface's look in this movie. The mask is a disaster and he didn't seem as menacing as he did in the first movie nor did he seem as enthusiastic as he did in the second movie. He was very bland and uninteresting. I do like one particular scene with him where he's playing a game which shows you pictures and you have to type in what you see. The game shows him a picture of a man and he keeps typing in 'food'. That scene kind of got to me because Leatherface is basically just a child. Yes, he is old and he does kill people, but that's only because he doesn't know of any other kind of life. He's a pretty tragic character and I always appreciate little moments like that when they try to humanise him. They also did the same in Texas Chainsaw 3D. The direction of the movie was alright. It was fairly generic, although there is one great shot of a driving car and the screen is split into two parts. The bottom part is the ground, which is fully black, and the top part is purple, night. And the car just goes from the right side to the left. It lasts for about 5 seconds, but it looked fantastic. The soundtrack isn't very noticeable up until the end when the heavy metal songs kick in and then the movie gets really badass! The credits are also blessed with a metal song written specially for the movie, which is pretty great. All in all, Leatherface doesn't add anything new to the franchise but is well acted, has some really badass moments and you can always watch the deleted scenes online to make the movie a better experience. I'd recommend it only to Texas Chainsaw fans, I don't think anyone else would care for this movie at all.