Like returning to momma’s house!
The events in this start immediately after those of the original 1974 movie. Texas Chainsaw 3D is its own product, though. After an unlikely introduction scene recapping the events of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre with added footage, we are invited to investigate the recent carnage. This is a humble sequel that does its best to live up to expectations. It is more likely to be loved or hated...
It has its own look and feel, and a story structured a singular way. There are cameos, but they only end up bringing confusion regarding the characters they once played and drilling holes in the franchise’s continuity. By tradition, the film is filled with light red herrings. Eventually, everything converges to Leatherface, the most marketable aspect of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre films.
In moments of tension where the chainsaw-wielding maniac doesn't own a scene, the film suffers from a lack of interesting antagonists. Also, the amount of improbable circumstances described by the script makes it seem like the story cannot push itself forward naturally and without random exterior influences. Texas Chainsaw 3D is a good sequel but it isn't the best written in the series.