The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation [VHS] 
This sequel to Tobe Hooper's classic gore-fest stars Matthew McConaughey as Vilmer, a disturbed sadist with a mechanical leg. Together with the rest of his reclusive family, Vilmer sets out to butcher the two couples who have just arrived in town after being involved in a car crash. This would all be business as usual, an average day's killing for an average bunch of maniacs, if it wasn't for the resourcefulness of their intended victim Jenny (Renee Zellweger), a plucky heroine who intends to give her chainsaw-wielding assailants a run for their money.
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Two young couples take a wrong turn down a deserted road in the bone-chilling sequel to the horror classic. A car accident occurs and they are stranded in a small eerie town. Eventually they discover a strange household led by Vilmer (Matthew McConaughey - EDtv, Contact, A Time To Kill), a sadistic recluse with a remote controlled mechanical leg. This "chainsaw" family is bizarre, ludicrously dysfunctional and homicidal. But they did not, however, bargain for the resilience and courage of young Jenny (Renee Zellweger - Bridget Jones' Diary, Jerry Maguire).
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The basic premise is similar to the original movie; teenagers in a car, they get lost in the woods and come across a somewhat dysfunctional family of pyschopaths. Sadly, this film has none of the superb energy and genre-defining moments which the original had. The makers obviously wanted this film to be somewhat camp; Leatherface, after all, is a cross-dresser. Sadly, the whole thing is not so much frightening or even slightly scary; instead it is simply somewhat grisly, which is its only success. The characters are all incredibly annoying, although the acting isn't as bad as it could be. A young Renee Zellweger as Jenny shows her potential talent as an actress under difficult circumstances.
What really lets the film down is its incredibly bad editing, although it could also being the cutting which takes out an incredible 8 minutes from the original cut. One minute one of the girls is hanging on a hook, the next she's in front of car, with no explanation of how she got there, which is either incredibly funny or tragic, depending on your point of view. The ending also makes absolutely no sense due to bad editing which sees the film suddenly jump with no explanation. Another let down for fans of the slasher horror genre is the lack of gore, which apart from one of the characters self-harm is almost entirely missing. The killings which do take place do so off camera, leaving it to our imagination, instead of grabbing attention which this film badly needed to do.
This film has no redeeming qualities, and is a sequel/remake too far for anyone. Maybe the remake of the original will be better, but I'm certainly not holding my breath. Avoid.