We finally got a chance to see the second installment of the Wolf Creek franchise Wolf Creek 2. It brings back the tandem of director Greg McLean and star John Jarratt. It has been nine years since we lasted visited the outback and the sadistic backpacker killing mad man is still doing his due diligence. He is still not a fan of the the invaders of his homeland and if any of these “tourists” get in Mick Taylor’s way they will have hell to pay.
If you were not a fan of the first then you should probably stop reading now and thanks for clicking on the article. The second entry is just as brutal and grindhouse induced as the first but what seems to be lacking is the overall tension and anxiety For seasoned horror fans think of how the first Child’s Play was shot and how it differs from the second. Mick Taylor is a standout character and Jarratt has never looked better in the role. That being said there is not too much substance to the overall story so if you watch this sequel hoping to find some hidden meaning or reason behind Mick’s actions it’s not happening. The violence and brutality found in the first film seem to encompass the entire second movie which works just fine for us.
In an day and age of technology that’s unprecedented you would think these hitchhikers would get the idea by now. Once again we run into two backpackers dealing with Mick but there are some others that feel his wrath as well. The star of the films is and will always be Mick Taylor. He is just one bad ass sonofabitch that has iconic qualities in the horror world. It’s a shame to see such a lapse between these films as by now the entire world should know of him with the other monsters on the big screen. The appeal for Mick is honestly he is just a regular Aussie with diabolic mannerisms. When you see how the film goes it may question you feelings on the notion that he can be that sinister or is he just missing a few screws. More than likely it’s both but his humor and charm is unrivaled. John Jarratt is an esteemed actor in the horror world and he never falters on a performance.
Fans of the first films should be pleased with this effort as it does nothing to persuade you on the grimness of Wolf Creek.2 is a hellacious return to the outback and the world of Mick Taylor. Make sure to look for this playing soon at a theater near you and remember to be careful who you encounter out on the open road!
Wolf Creek 2 opens in theaters and on iTunes May 16th. Prior to the release it will be available on some on demand outlets on April 17th.Wolf Creek 2 is directed by Greg McLean and stars John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Philippe Klaus, and Shannon Ashlyn. It is being released courtesy of RLJ/Image Entertainment.