A naïve group of National Guard trainees embark on a routine training mission in the New Mexico desert, only to find themselves face to face with a murderous band of cannibalistic mutants in prolific music video director Martin Weisz's sequel to the successful 2006 remake. An isolated desert research camp has been mysteriously abandoned, and now it's up to an elite unit of soldiers to uncover the truth about the scientists who vanished without a trace. Their attention soon diverted by a distress signal emitting from a distant mountain range, the squadron quickly regroups and sets out to investigate. Unbeknownst to the soldiers, however, is the fact that these are the very same hills where the Carter family recently fell prey to a flesh-eating pack of hideously deformed mutants. As the ranks of the cavalry unit steadily begin to dwindle, it soon becomes obvious that their guns provide little defense from an evil driven by hunger to commit the ultimate crime against humanity. Original Hills Have Eyes and Hills Have Eyes, Part 2 writer/director Wes Craven teams with son Jonathan to script this grim and unforgiving tale of man versus mutant. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
This movie was terrible!! I'm not very picky when it comes to scary movies, but this was awful. The gore made me sick and the plot was terrible. The movie makes a little bit more sense if you see the first one but that's not really saying much.
In all honesty this was a pretty good movie. Aside from some poor acting and dialouge the movie moved along quite well and actually made me jump a few times which says alot. As the title to my review says though, maybe I've lowered my standards over time or maybe it's because I have seen some pretty bad horror movies over the years. I commend the makers of this remake series for blowing the originals out of the water. However, no one can replace Pluto from the original series. The door has been left open for aditional sequels. We'll see how the public responds to this recent release and if the producers decide to grace us with a part 3. I'd welcome it. It's so hard too find good horror or oven gore movies this day.
Obviously the director didn't know anything about the US military. The only thing that remotely resembled something of truth with the National Guard was some of the uniform items. The movie showed serious breakdowns in military discipline that just do not occur. I'm in the military and have been in many combat and other difficult situations; we're too well trained to fall apart like the movie portrays. The scenes where the Colonel is the security is not reality. The Iraq training the movie portrays is ridiculous. And once again this kind of movie seriously degrades women and is just stupid. Not worth money being spent on.
I actually liked this one better than the first. More people are slaughtered and it's much more gory. Does it have a great storyline, build relationships, develop characters ... NO! But we don't typically look for that in horror films and this does have what we expect from horror ... blood, guts, lost limbs, screams, rape, fear ... HORROR.