Lisa Solo’s review published on Letterboxd:
A direct sequel to the 1974 film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (ignoring the events of the subsequent installments). Immediately where the original film left off, Sally is taken to the hospital, the town sheriff arrives at the Sawyer house demanding for Leatherface to surrender. The family initially refuses, but eventually comply. The people of Newt, Texas, led by Mayor Burt Hartman, then arrive and burn down the farmhouse of the murderous Sawyer clan in an act of vigilante justice. In present time, a young lassie named Heather, discovers that she was adopted after learning of an inheritance from a long-lost grandmother. She subsequently takes a road trip with her friends to collect the inheritance, unaware that it includes her cousin, Leatherface.
The 1974 opening sequence was cool, but after they jump to present time it went downhill. The acting is horrendous. The story is mediocre and the timeline makes zero sense. However, it has solid gore and decent kills. Climax sucks though.