Joseph’s review published on Letterboxd:
A solid brutal, albeit very familiar, first half unfortunately loses itself after a midpoint twist that ends up removing itself from the Wrong Turn franchise. While this film definitely does try to set itself apart as a reboot with the same general premise, I can’t help but wonder why this needed to bear the “Wrong Turn” name at all.
Not that this franchise was considered a royal gem of the horror genre, but it at least always knew exactly what it was and harbored some fun with the carnage. While the serious tone here lends itself to some brutality, it also ends up making the twist too silly to take seriously.
The most interesting and exciting parts about this movie are the traps set up in the woods and the vicious demises it brings upon the characters. Sadly the excitement ends there for me.