It is well documented, at this point, that I have the worst memory ever. I can’t remember a lot of stuff from films unless I try really hard to force it to stay in my memory bank. Because of this, I recall almost nothing from my viewing experience of Wolf Creek years ago. What I do remember is that I did not like it as much as I had expected. Greg McLean’s Wolf Creek 2, however, is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a while and I do plan on remembering this one for a great deal of time.
A couple is backpacking across Australia when they are unfortunate enough to cross paths with the outback legend, Mick Taylor. After her boyfriend Rutger (Philippe Klaus) is decimated in front of her eyes, Katarina (Shannon Ashlyn) is able to escape from her captor’s grasp and is picked up by another tourist who happens to be traveling the same roads, Paul (Ryan Corr). It doesn’t take long for Paul to become Mick’s new target…
With films like 2012’s Silent Night and now this, my faith that slasher films can still be made the correct way is slowly being renewed. From the opening scene to the closing credits, Wolf Creek 2 is flawless. With a creative script, great acting, awesome special effects, and plenty of blood and gore, I really couldn’t ask for more.
John Jarratt is even more impressive as Mick Taylor the second time around, really creating a memorable horror movie villain. Greg McLean and Aaron Sterns did an awesome job with the script of this film. They were able to give the character of Mick some pretty entertaining and witty one-liners, while remaining brutal as hell, putting him right on par with icons like Freddy Krueger and Chucky.
For a film to hold my attention from start to finish is very difficult these days. I’m happy to say that Wolf Creek 2 was able to do just that. I couldn’t help but be mesmerized by the amazing practical effects and the performances being put on before my eyes. Ryan Corr as Paul was just as good as Jarratt and I really hope to see him work in more films in the future.
If you liked the first film, you’ll love this sequel. Wolf Creek 2 is bigger and better than its predecessor in every way. The film is out now on Blu-ray and DVD from RLJ Entertainment, so go out a pick up a copy today.
I give this film 4.5 kangaroos out of 5.