Reviews Review: Wolf Creek 2 Headed In Some Unexpected Directions Published 2 years ago on October 11, 2016 By Gareth Paterson Share Tweet We get a gory, action packed opening. A couple of German backpackers are given a few scenes to introduce themselves. Then a relentless car chase takes up a large chunk of the movie. There are moments that are much more intense than the original. There’s even a pretty effective jump scare. But there are also sequences so ridiculous that they feel completely out of place. For instance, when a group of CGI kangaroos run into the path of Mick’s truck and get splattered. It’s hilarious but does the Looney Tunes style scene really belong in the same movie where moments before Mick was trying to rape a woman next to her boyfriend’s decapitated corpse? The danger with sequels is they run the risk of making us feel comfortable around the villain. They can become too likeable or comedic. Mick has become a lighter version of himself. We see him as more of a human being. But the scenes where he brutalises people are still savage and horrific. Despite John Jarratt’s attempts to turn Mick’s evil chuckle into a sort of catchphrase he hasn’t yet become a caricature of himself or lost the deranged edge he had in the original. We get to see his creepy catacomb lair, which has quite a Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 vibe. I was worried this film would be predictable but it headed in some unexpected directions. Between the chases and murders Mick and his chasee actually get to do a fair bit of acting. The best scene in the movie by far is a rather revealing talky torture sequence where Mick and a victim become a sort of twisted version of drinking buddies. It adds a new dimension to him as a character. With the new Wolf Creek TV series out it will be interesting to see if more will be revealed about Mick and whether he continues to be such a strong modern horror monster. Related Topics:Gareth PatersonGreg McLeanJohn JarrattMick TaylorRyan CorrShannon AshlynWolf Creek 2 Up Next Review: Antidote Gives The Effect Of Making Us A Silent Third Companion Don't Miss Review: Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon Is A Perfect Standalone Contribution Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Dark Universe’s 15 Obscure Horror Movies to Watch This Halloween Mick Taylor Hunts His Prey in New Teaser for Stan’s “Wolf Creek” Season 2 Mick Taylor Returns to Hunt Again in ‘Wolf Creek’ Season 2 Review: Antidote Gives The Effect Of Making Us A Silent Third Companion Review: Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon Is A Perfect Standalone Contribution John Jarratt: ‘Wolf Creek’ TV Series is “Scarier With a Similar Climax” Click to comment Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Reviews17 hours ago Review: ‘Halloween’ (2018) Delivers on its Promise to Make Michael Myers Scary Again! News3 days ago Official ‘Death House’ Trailer, Bloody Imagery, and Poster Awakens Hell News4 days ago ‘Halloween’ – The Face of Pure Evil Featurette Focuses on the New Mask News4 days ago Dakota Johnson Gives Her Soul to the Dance in New ‘Suspiria’ Clip News4 days ago Mezco Toyz Releasing New 15″ Mega Scale Talking Pennywise ‘IT’ Figure News3 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Writer Danny McBride Has Ideas for Potential Sequel News2 weeks ago Rob Zombie Shares New Photo of Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding in ‘Three From Hell’ News2 weeks ago New Video Takes You Behind-the-Scenes of David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’ Blu-Ray & DVD4 weeks ago Tom Savini’s 1990 ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Remake is Available Again on U.S. Blu-Ray News2 weeks ago Church is Resurrected in First Photos from the ‘Pet Sematary’ Remake! Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News1 year ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News1 year ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD1 year ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News1 year ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News1 year ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News1 year ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News1 year ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!