Wolf Creek 2

2014

Wolf Creek 2

Critics Consensus

After a strong start, Wolf Creek 2 devolves into an unnecessary -- and disappointingly predictable -- sequel.

49%

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Total Count: 51

39%

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User Ratings: 4,666
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Movie Info

The outback once more becomes a place of horror as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killer Mick Taylor (John Jarratt). (c) RJ Entertainment

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Cast

John Jarratt
as Mick Taylor
Ryan Corr
as Paul Hammersmith
Philippe Klaus
as Rutger Enqvist
Shannon Ashlyn
as Katarina Schmidt
Ben Gerrard
as Constable Brian O'Connor

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Critic Reviews for Wolf Creek 2

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Audience Reviews for Wolf Creek 2

  • Aug 09, 2014
    The original Wolf Creek had some considerable strengths: a brilliant slow-build first half, good characterisation and decent acting, along with a sense of wonder thanks to some superb photography of the Australian outback. That the second half never quite worked didn't ultimately matter. With this belated sequel, the gore and horror quota is upped and the careful characterisation is shafted in favour of terrible black humour and too much screen time given to the racist, misogynistic villain Mike Taylor.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer
  • Jul 21, 2014
    There is a common misconception that Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) was a real person. In fact the character was created from the stories of Australia's most heinous criminals. While the crimes themselves are real, they were committed by a variety of people, not just one man. What made both films work, was the character of Mick Taylor, who while being a horrific serial killer, was still very likeable. Taylor is charismatic and most important of all very funny, and audiences in 2005 ate it up. After the success of the first film, a sequel was immediately planned, but put on hold due to the fact that some of the crimes portrayed in the film, were still being prosecuted in court. The legal issues delayed the film eight years and kept it out of theaters, which is a shame because it was better than the first and received almost no exposure. In the second installment of Wolf Creek, Mick isn't just torturing victims at his dungeon, he's chasing a man through the outback, and when they finally meet, they come to discover that they aren't entirely dissimilar from one another. Ryan Corr (Saw 3D) plays the runner and is just as witty and entertaining as Taylor himself. The chemistry between the too was terrific and gave the series a whole new dynamic, which elevated it to another level. Wolf Creek 2 is so much more intense and at the same time comedic, compared to the first film. It was definitely a risky move by Writer/Director Greg McLean, that really pays off. The Wolf Creek films are no different and no less predictable than any other slasher film. What makes them unique is a character that encompasses the personalities of multiple serial killers and gives the audience the rarest of bad guys, the one that you root for. Even if you don't like slasher films, you may enjoy John Jarratt's extremely strong performance and get a few laughs in between the carnage.
    Todd S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 14, 2014
    Whilst not as gripping as the original, this still packs some interesting punches. John Jarratt as Mick Taylor plays well with schtick and nuances of his character, he is both humourous and menacing, which is not always easy to pull off in horror. The film takes some twists that go off the beaten road, such as the set-up in the house with the couple and some of the interaction between Mick and Ryan Corr's character. Unfortunately it ends on a bit of a damp squib which leaves you feeling a little cheated. However, the Kangaroo massacre with soundtrack more than makes up for it.
    Jon H Super Reviewer
  • Jul 07, 2014
    While the gripping original movie took its time to develop its characters and make us care about their fate, this effective sequel takes the risk of focusing on people we know almost nothing about but is able to create a lot of tension in an extremely nerve-wrecking second half.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer

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