Wolf Creek 2 Review - Carter
What do you do when you're being chased by a crazed killer? In April 2014, we saw the answer... run like hell!
Directing this 106 minute horror/thriller is Greg McLean.
Starring in this Australian horror is: John Jarratt as Mick Taylor, Ryan Corr as Paul Hammersmith, Philippe Klaus as Rutger Enqvist and Shannon Ashlyn as Katarina Schmidt.
Paul was just trying to help a woman that was in distress, but what Paul didn't know was, the cause of her distress was still dead on her heels after her. Unfortunately, by helping her they both are in danger and Paul just became another target. No matter what Paul does, he can't seem to run fast or far enough to get away from the crazed killer named Taylor that seems to stop at nothing to get what he wants.
I have to admit, I haven't seen the first Wolf Creek. However, I was curious about the movie after the title got a sequel. Now, I knew I was jumping into something with no prior knowledge of the back story or characters, which kind of worried me. Mainly because of the possibility that this flick picked up right where the last one left off and I have no clue what's going on. Or a lot of times you'll have plugs from the first film that get carried over, maybe it's a character or something that was really big or iconic that makes it's way over to the sequel. Either way I had to bite the bullet and let the bodies fall where they may.
So, come to find out the Wolf Creek titles say they are based off of true events, which is kind of true. Apparently there was a serial killer in New South Whales, Australia back in the 1990's. The film took a lot of elements from the real life killer Ivan Milat and Peter Falconio a British tourist that went missing in 2001. As you will see in this one as it plays through.
The story-line that writers Greg McLean and Aaron Sterns came up with falls into your basic slasher flick. Have psychopath, will kill... any unlucky soul in his path. Still, as basic as the story-line is I really enjoyed it. Along with some funny moments that Jarratt delivers with a style all of his own, you get a good old fashion slasher flick that'll make you bleed for more. I really wouldn't mind seeing a few more Wolf Creeks pop up and since a good killer is hard to catch, you never know, we just might.
The cast does a good job, especially Jarratt. He was this mix of crazy-sarcastic that you couldn't quite hate but definitely feared. I also dug the chemistry between Jarratt and Corr, it made for a great cat and mouse effect for the film. Other than that the rest of the cast does great at screaming for their lives, for as long as Taylor lets them.
The special effects team did some cool looking stuff, I was just surprised because it wasn't as gory as I expected it to be. Still pretty messy and everything looked cool, well fitting for a slasher flick. The CGI wasn't great, but giving what it was used for I was too busy laughing to care how bad it really looked. Yet with some good camera work everything flowed together really well and the transitions from scene to scene where smooth, giving the whole film a nice solid look to it.
Overall, this one's well worth catching and it's even made me want to go catch the first movie now. So make some time if you're looking for a little gore in your day and check this one out.
It's rated NR (not rated) but has violence, language and gore.
This one gets 4 stars and a warning... Watch out for flying kangaroos!