Monday, June 9, 2014

Review: Wolf Creek 2 (2013)

Damn, this movie sucks. The first scene is pretty good, and I like Mick Taylor, but they don't develop any of the characters so it gets boring real quick. If you don't know your leads and care about them, it's all pointless. I wasn't even a big fan of the first film, and this sequel feels even more tedious. I've seen plenty of these kinds of movies. There isn't anything unpredictable or new here. There was a pretty funny but over-the-top sequence with some kangaroos I wasn't expecting; however, I don't know if that was really good or just so silly I laughed. I wish they explored Mick's character more, but they really don't (he's an xenophobic psycho... got it last time... how about something new?), and the foreigners in the outback are pretty much blank slates. It's a shame because the acting isn't bad, but they've got nothing to work with. This German guy has a German girlfriend. He likes her. Australia is beautiful. Great, where the fuck are the characters? What the hell is unique about these people? Why should I care? Don't waste your time.