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The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)

A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert.

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A team of trainees of the National Guard brings supply to the New Mexico Desert for a group of soldiers and scientists that are installing a monitoring system in Sector 16. They do not find anybody in the camp, and they receive a blurred distress signal from the hills. Their sergeant gathers a rescue team, and they are attacked and trapped by deformed cannibals, having to fight to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for prolonged sequences of strong gruesome horror violence and gore, a rape and language | See all certifications »

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23 March 2007 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,686,362 (USA) (23 March 2007)

Gross:

$20,801,344 (USA) (1 June 2007)
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Director John Carpenter, another horror icon just like Wes Craven, wrote unproduced horror thriller script titled Prey which had plot that was similar to both Wrong Turn (2003) and The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007), which was written by Craven and his son. Carpenter described his Prey script, which he wrote with another writer James Nichols years ago, as mix of Deliverance (1972) and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). The main characters of the script were three young women who go on a trip through the woods in order to get to some mountain but then they are captured by inbred family living in the woods, and just like in this movie the leader (father) of the family wants to use the women as breeders. Eventually the story of the script ended with last surviving woman escaping from the inbred family, the family members hunting after her through the woods and then being killed by her during the hunt and father of the family getting captured and put in jail. See more »

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When the group finds Doctor Paul Foster, the sergeant's strip-band from his helmet changes between shots from tight around his chin to hanging under his chin. See more »

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Napoleon: [bursting out of the portable toilet with his pants down, hysterical and screaming] Fuck!
Amber: What?
Napoleon: There's a hand in the shitter!
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The Hills Have Eyes
Written by William James "Bleu" McCauley III & Taylor Locke (as Taylor Alexander Locke)
Performed by Loudlion
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A Nutshell Review: The Hills Have Eyes II
19 April 2007 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I had actually liked the remake of Wes Craven's Hills Have Eyes, which was shown here last year. Directed by Alxandre Aja, it was top notch violence and gore which actually sent a chill, because the victims were an innocent family out for a holiday, and to see them getting systematically deeper into trouble, somehow makes it rather horrific to sit through.

While its predecessor was shown here with cuts, The Hills Have Eyes II is shown here in its full gory glory. However you wonder, just where did all the blood and gore had gone. Written by father and son team Wes and Jonathan Craven, the follow up movie (also a remake of the sequel to the original) seemed to be lacking in flavour and spirit. Sure the mutants are back, but there's very little space given to set them up, or enough time for you to identify and distinguish one from the other.

Did director Martin Weisz opt to play it safe? There's tension built, but nothing too riveting. The narrative is simple and straightforward, without much thought into trying to capture the X-factor why the original had worked somehow. Attempting to shock just for shock's sake, the movie opens with the birth of a child, in the most un-Discovery Channel manner, before introducing us to the victims, I mean, characters, and a short scene to link the events from its predecessor.

Again the military's dirty hands are in this one. Gone are the family, and in comes a small squad of National Guard trainees. It's soldiers versus A-bomb mutants, so the numbers come in handy to build up the body count. But in fact, none of them died in any creative manner. It's the usual hack jobs, and more uninterestingly, through the use of their carbines. Boring, and I guess too many movies outdoing one another in the creative death department, has taken its toil on this one, where simpleness and sure death like falling from great heights without the camera flinching, go unappreciated. Truth is, you know that it's a camera trick, and boy, are there a number of recognizable indoor shots for this outdoor movie, that makes it look cheap.

By the time it takes for these rookie soldiers to complete their training to the dark side and become cold killers (fighting for their own survival), you'll be more than in a hurry to head for the exit. To enjoy this movie, the usual leave your brains at the door cliché applies. Just make sure someone doesn't take a real machete and help you put it there.


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