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Cast: Gerard Kennedy, John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Philippe Klaus
Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, exchange student Paul visits the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. His dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when he encounters the site’s most infamous local, Mick Taylor (John Jarratt). When Paul attempts to flee, Mick pursues him across a hostile wasteland and eventually drags him back to his underground lair. After seeing the true magnitude of Mick's monstrosity, Paul's only hope of surviving, where no one has before, will be to use every ounce of cunning to outwit the man behind the monster.
"Wolf Creek 2" is the long awaited sequel to one of the coolest bad guys in horror. I found the film to be a mixed bag of good and not so good. For starters the film does not waste any time getting to the action, the first film took it's good old time bringing on the legend and setting up the characters so this one does not have the best plot or character development but it does contain a lot more in the way of excitement.
This one has a good dose of drama, chase scenes, laughs and plenty of brutality. It will have you laughing out loud and turning away from the brutality at the same time. Everyone in the film did a fine job playing their characters but like the first time around John Jarratt owns the screen as Mick Taylor.
Production wise the film looks amazing and at times beautiful and the sound is terrific as well. I do not think this one is as good as the first film but I still enjoyed it despite its obvious flaws. It is a fun, adrenaline film kill fest with plenty of gore, action and suspense.
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Personally I would of liked a bit more plot and character development but for the average horror fan this is going to be an exciting thrill ride.
Released by RLJ/Image Entertainment
*** 1/2 Out Of *****