The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007)
The Hills Have Eyes 2 Plot Synopsis: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.
The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007) Review
The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007) is an American horror film that had an estimated budget of $15 million and grossed over $37.4 million at the box office and is the sequel to The Hills Have Eyes (2006) which was a remake of The Hills Have Eyes (1977). Director Martin Weisz (Grimm Love (2006), Squatters (2014), 60 Seconds (2002)) did an average job executing the story revolving around several U.S. Army National Guardsmen in a military base in the New Mexico in the desert battling mutant people to survive.
The Hills Have Eyes 2 is set in the Yuca Mountains, New Mexico, which was Sector 16 of a classified U.S. Army base in the 50’s and 60’s but have been decommissioned after an A-Bomb and nuclear tests. The surrounding areas of the mines and mountains now house merciless disfigured/warped mutants who became that way from decades of isolation and radiation poisoning. There is a secret operation going on at the base on where a group of scientists and Army personnel is installing surveillance, and monitoring devices are seen, but no information was disclosed to us. We can guess that there is a problem that the U.S. Army are getting ready to fix/neutralize before anyone finds out.
The movie got a little interesting when a group of National Guards who are still trainees are assigned to deliver supplies to the base. They thought it was going to be easy, but they were wrong, it was not an easy drop-off. The group found the base to be disheveled and abandoned of life leading them to investigate a signal coming from the mountain above them. We all know what occurs next, and it is no surprise that chaos ensues them as the team splits up while someone gets injured as they now know the danger they stand in. The characters are axed off one by one.
Wes Craven teams up with his son, Jonathan Craven to write the screenplay for this film but Jonathan has a far road ahead of him because his talent is nowhere next to his dad. I gave this movie a five because the special effects, monsters, intense scenes and gory was on point and excellent. The music felt cold and was not enjoyable as well as the sound effects. The actors did not help much with their average performances and the dialog was.., well I am not sure what to say, but it was not okay. There was only one character development in this film, and that was the transformation of Private Napoleon, who transformed from a wimpy/dweeby pushover to an assertive soldier. I did not like the rape scene in the original and extremely disliked the rape scene in this film because it is more unsettling than the one in its predecessor The Hills Have Eyes.
- The Hills Have Eyes 2 Rating Scores
- Our Score: 5
- Overall Score: 3.81
- IMDB: 5.1
- MetaCritic: 3.2
- Rotten Tomatoes: 1.2
AKA: The Hills Have Eyes II
Runtime: 89 minutes
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Action
Total Avg. Votes: 55,744
The Hills Have Eyes 2 Writers: Wes Craven, Jonathan Craven
The Hills Have Eyes 2 Director: Martin Weisz
Box Office: $20,765,928
Production: Fox Atomic