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Review: ‘Chainsaw’ loving homage to ’74 original

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This undated publicity film image from Lionsgate shows Alexandra Daddario, as Heather Miller in a scene from "Texas Chainsaw 3-D," releasing in theaters on Friday, January 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Justin Lubin)

Watching “Texas Chainsaw 3-D,” the latest screen incarnation of the iconic chainsaw-wielding maniac Leatherface, the mind fairly reels. This purported direct sequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic cheerfully ignores that director’s own 1986 follow-up, the 1997 and 2003 remakes, the 2006 prequel and even its basic timeline. It scores points for sheer brazenness.

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