The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 ★★★½

"You have one choice, boy: sex or the saw. Sex is, well...nobody knows. But the saw? The saw is family."

I can easily see why someone wouldn't like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 -- Dennis Hopper spends half of the movie just chopping logs, a lot of the scenes go on too long (like Leatherface and Stretch's first encounter), and the dinner scene here is very similar in almost everything but tone to that of the first one, a comparison which does this movie no favors -- but I really enjoy this movie. It's so fucking crazy and so radically different from the first TCM movie while still without a doubt a TCM movie (like, this movie isn't even really a slasher movie) that it maintains an identity all of its own. And it gave the quote "Hey! Lick my plate, dog dick!" to the world.

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