For some reason it's incredibly maligned, but this remake of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is really no better or worse than the 2003 remake, but it's hard not to dig Renée Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey in early-career roles here. How can you not love watching Z as she climbs a roof and clings to a TV aerial to escape from a saw-wielding maniac? Or zapped with a cattle prod? And McConaughey as one of the bad guys -- playing perhaps his looniest character ever -- is a real riot. Plenty of gore (and it's passably realistic),gratiuity, and murderous babes give The Next Generation enough horror street cred to just make it passable -- and much better than its reputation.
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