Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009)
To me, this movie is perfection.
In truth, there is barely enough story here to make a film.
The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
An old-fashioned movie made with new-fashioned finesse.
When their transfer bus crashes in a West Virginia forest, a group of convicts and a corrections officer meet a rafter who is on the run from cannibalistic hillbillies who have murdered her friends. Wrong Turn 3 a film where convicts go against cannibals and believe me it's even more stupid that you would think. Pleople die by huge sticks that go threw their mouth and or just get captured and get killed plus the acting was horrendous and the dialogue even worse. Plus i can't decide if Wrong Turn 2 or Wrong Turn 3 were worse and it's actually a debate. (0/10)
They should have stopped with the first, but no, obviously some easily entertained people out there are an audience for this garbage. In this case, a bunch of convicts being transported (shades of Precinct 13) have their bus crash so the cops and con's have to team up to battle the (still surviving horrible wounds) inbred morons who, still living in the lush woods of West Virginia, can't explain WHY they are cannibals. Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.
Having seen the first two in the series I though I'd chance on Wrong Turn 3 when it was shown on a cable station recently. Oh well, you win some you lose some.I knew that Wrong Turn 3 had been made for video so did not have any great expectations but it was quite clear that the producers had no real link with their predecessors in the franchise. The first Wrong Turns gave as much screen time to the mutants as the main characters and certainly Wrong Turn 2 gave some development as to why and how the mutants came to be, even though this was also a straight to video offering. Also the first two films were story driven with the first being an old fashion 'teens get lost' premise whereas the second was a satire on the reality survivor shows which seem to fill the schedules these days. It was clearly a cheaper affair but the writers clearly had some nouse and added lightness to the script that Wrong Turn 3 misses completely.It was no surprise to find that, according to IMDb, Connor James Delaney has not had his name attached to any other production since he got a pay cheque for this effort. If he got paid by the expletive he did quite well out of the deal. If he got paid for a coherent story then he is probably still paying backing the producers for breach of contract.Wrong Turn 3 quite clearly does not have the budget of its predecessors and this probably explains why the majority of the story takes place at night to hide the limited production values. The cast is the regular mix of B-movie unknowns with my interest only piqued by an early US role for Janet Montgomery whose American accent holds up better than the rest of the UK based cast whose accent drift around the world as they deliver mono syllabic lines interspersed with tiresome fight scenes, all the better for the fact that their white t-shirts are splattered with red 'blood' as they have been fighting with a meat grinder.And the story, for what it is, involves a group of inmates who are being transferred to another penitentiary early to prevent a planned break out. On their way they get knocked off the road by our friendly mutants and the rest is the standard run of the mill 'which one do you think will make it to the end' storyline. The writer and director add to the overall boredom by creating tension between the lead inmate Chavez (Tamer Hassan) and his nemesis Floyd (Gil Kolirin). The end result is that there is no tension. It is the constant third rate banter between these two as others around them die in fairly average fashion that makes this film very boring indeed. It is like watching two old blokes arguing over a wet paper bag.Declan O'Brien clearly has an agenda to fill in his role as director, and I see as writer of Wrong Turns 4 and 5, but this agenda does not include engaging with the audience.This is poor fare and if you have to waste 90 minutes of your time there are better ways to do so.
"Wrong Turn" was a great movie, the first one that is, then it started to go somewhat downhill in part 2, and now having seen part 3, I must say I am at a loss here. Why is the series on a downward slope and not able to pull up?The story in "Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead" is not really bad as such, but it is the lack of excitement and thrills that makes it less than mediocre. And also that there is basically only one of these misshapen mountain folk running around. Sure, you see a boy as well and another towards the end, but throughout the entire movie it is just a single one doing all the killing. And he looks comical and goofy, so it is very hard to take him serious as a murdering mad man.There is an okay amount of mutilation, blood and gore in this third movie, and that is one of the better things about it. And another thing that made it bearable to sit through was that the people they had cast for the various roles were actually doing good jobs with their given characters. (Just hard to take the mountain man serious as he looked like a spoof character!)There isn't really any great plot twists or surprises to the movie, and it plows forward at a fairly good pace. The only surprise twist there was in the movie, was the end scene. I enjoyed it, and think it was actually a nice touch to the movie. But all throughout the movie I sat and hoped for the movie to pick up and shift into a higher gear.And there were some pretty funny errors and goofs in the movie. For starters, Chavez must have incredible arm strength to be able to hold a shotgun out in stretched arm and fire it without any recoil. That was hilarious, even worse than Rambo and his guns. The other thing I noticed was when they cut off the legs to remove the dead person from the chain, it must have been some amazingly sharp blade on that knife as it cut through meat and muscle like butter, and it cut through bone apparently without even slowing down - or perhaps that convict didn't have any shin bones? It was just awful.I am sure that newcomers to the "Wrong Turn" series, will find it enjoyable, but if you are a seasoned and weathered gore hound, then you will find "Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead" to be nothing particularly interesting and to be a fairly mediocre movie at best. I have seen "Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead" twice now since it came out in 2009, and can't say that it has gotten any better since.Despite this, then I will still give parts 4 and 5 a go as well, just to have seen it all.