Wolf Creek 2

Movie review by
Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Heavy gore, language, and clichés in dumb slasher sequel.
  • NR
  • 2014
  • 106 minutes

Parents say

age 16+
Based on 3 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

The main messages here seem to be: 1) If you're in the Australian outback, don't stop for anything; 2) Don't be a tourist in the Australian outback; tourists aren't welcome; and 3) Bad things randomly happen to good people.

Positive Role Models & Representations

No role models here. The victims aren't very smart, and the bad guy is an evil bigot.

Violence

Very strong gore includes dismembering a dead body (the heart and penis are shown), beheading a victim, shooting the heads off of victims with a shotgun (the heads explode in a shower of blood), shooting an old man in the head, shooting an old woman in the back (and then the face), crashing cars, lighting cars on fire, and more. The killer punches a girl, lashes a man with a whip, and severs a man's fingers with a power saw. A man is bashed in the face with a hammer. A dungeon filled with bloody corpses and tortured victims (both dead and alive) is shown. During a car chase, kangaroos cross the road and are hit and smashed by the moving vehicles.

Sex

Two young hitchhikers are shown kissing. In one scene, they start to get undressed for sex, but nothing is shown. One shot has a close-up of a girl's bottom as she walks in jeans. The killer fondles a girl's breasts under her tank top and then rips her underwear off (without removing her jeans). A man makes a joke about becoming a stripper and making "horny old ladies" happy.

Language

Extremely strong, with nearly constant use of words including "f--k," "s--t," "bastard," "c--t," "bitch," "ass," "a--hole," "piss," "hell," "f----t," and "moron." "Jesus" is used once as an exclamation. The killer makes a reference that something is as "dry as a nun's nasty." There's a dirty limerick. The Australian slang word "ponce" is used, which means "effeminate." An Australian slang word, "pommy," is used, but it only means someone who has immigrated to Australia from England.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

The young hitchhikers drink some wine and make a reference to "getting drunk." The killer serves strong alcohol to one of his victims. They both drink, but the victim dumps out the second cup when the killer isn't looking. There's a brief hand gesture to indicate that someone may be smoking pot. The killer smokes a cigarette in one shot.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Wolf Creek 2 is the sequel to the 2005 horror/slasher/torture movie Wolf Creek. Like the original, this movie is filled with relentless gory violence, including dismemberment (a severed penis and extracted heart are shown), severed fingers, exploding heads, punching, whipping, a dungeon full of tortured/bloody victims, exploding cars, and smashed kangaroos. Most of the violence is aimed at men, but women suffer, too. Language is also extremely strong, with an almost constant use of "f--k," plus lots more. A loving tourist couple kisses and prepares to remove their clothes for sex, but no nudity is shown. There's some brief drinking and smoking and a wordless reference to pot smoking.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bywonder dove July 9, 2014

Decent sequel for a one time watch

Wolf Creek 2 was a one-time watch for me. It wasn't too bad however, it's pretty boring and predictable but was a decent watch overall. The first Wolf... Continue reading
Adult Written bymaddisonm July 16, 2016

THE WORST HORROR MOVIE I SEEN ALTHOUGH THEY HAVE AUSTRALIAN CULTURAL REFERENCES

My boyfriend (aged 18) got me to watching this and what scene put me off is when the woman witness the killer beheads the woman's boyfriend, so I wouldn... Continue reading

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What's the story?

A loving German couple enjoys a backpacking trip through the Australian outback, headed for the famous Wolfe Creek crater. Unfortunately, serial killer Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) returns, discovers their camp, and slaughters Rutger (Phillipe Klaus). Rutger's girlfriend, Katarina (Shannon Ashlyn), gets away, and a British tourist, Paul (Ryan Corr), picks her up. But Mick is in hot pursuit, and eventually he gets Paul in his torture chamber. Paul buys himself some time by singing an classic Australian song but winds up playing a deadly trivia game that pits his 10 fingers against 10 questions about Australian history. Can Paul escape, or will he become another of Mick's mutilated victims?

Is it any good?

The clichés return and totally take over in the needless sequel WOLF CREEK 2, which brings back serial killer Mick Taylor. Fans of Wolf Creek (2005) admired its stripped-down gory realism, its devotion to characters, and its cruel existentialism: Bad things simply happen to good people. But many others saw it as a pack of old slasher movie clichés dressed up as a "based on a true story" allegory, and this is more of the same.

The movie still wears its "based on a true story" badge, which seems ridiculous since Mick is practically a supernatural killer, like Freddy and Jason, able to know exactly where his prey is at all times. The victims, as would be expected in this kind of movie, aren't very bright and tend to make all the mistakes that slasher movie victims usually make, such as running down the middle of a road while being pursued by a vehicle. The raw gore and the prickly string music score are old hat, too. Actor Jarratt is the only interesting thing here, though he'd be better used in a different kind of movie.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Wolf Creek 2's extreme gore and violence. How did it affect you? Did it make you feel excited or squeamish? What other kinds of violence have you seen in movies, and how does it compare? Which kind has the biggest impact?

  • Is this movie scary? Why is it classified as a horror movie? Are the events of the movie realistic or supernatural? Does that make it scarier or less scary?

  • What makes a character like Mick Taylor interesting?

  • If you were in any of these situations, what would you have done differently?

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