Gritty reboot alert! Strips everything that was goofy, stupid (in a good way) and fun about the originals in favor of a hackneyed "mythology" (this aint The Wandering of Dionysus, people), superficial "improvements" (Jason runs now!) and comical self-importance. Friday the 13th is SERIOUS, you guys. EveryTHING is sleek, and hpyerstylized. EveryONE is pretty and shiny. Look, the originals were mostly bad but had a sort of lo-fi DIY charm (esp 1, 2, 4, 6) to them. IE, everything that this is not.
Old Jason has been replaced with a plotting and kidnapping one, for the worse I think. What used to separate him from Myers pure psychopathy and Leatherface's gleeful sadism was his instinctual, crocodilian aggression now lost. He's now just a poor clone of Myers. The action is garbled and the film has a particularly ugly orange/teal lens-flare look. Disappointing.
A faster stronger Jason hunts down a group of young adults. The new and improved Jason also knows how to use a bow and arrow. Jason was always the machete wielding maniac who could come out of nowhere. There were a few good chuckles from Aaron Yoo and some gory deaths, but in the end was just another excuse of a film to have horny teenagers having sex and being predictably executed one by one. The faster stronger Jason did nothing to improve this movie, and neither did the young cast to be fair.
So forgettable that I literally just remembered I saw it after one of my kumples gave it a score. This movie a couple hilarious deaths but it was pretty bad. The asian guy, who for some reason continues to get movies, is one of the worst characters ever conceived.
This movie is 'stupendous' in it's disgrace. As other remakes this one moves forward with the trend of ruining great franchises. Steer clear of this.
If you're being forced to watch this as a man then I can tell you that it contains boobs. However, two out of the three sets are fake. Even here it fails to deliver.
Rich douchebag was great Didn't include the classic cha-cha-cha before the kills. Black guy was completely White, sellout, should have been the first to die. Fake tits, enough said (except the last rack) First set of kills a waste, served no purpose. All the kills lacked tension, that was the best thing about the early films. Bow & Arrow, Jason??? Was waiting for him to pull out a slingshot lame! Not Jason Vorhees . Whack ending, Cop out!
A great way to reboot the series, while staying true to the original in many aspects, it also changed things up a bit. I didn't mind a faster moving jason, or a smarter jason. All in all a great film, only negatives would be the movie is too dark and its hard to tell what is happening at some moments. Also, not good enough usage of the epic jason music.
Pretty bad, even for the horror movie genre. Features two ultra-predictable fake openings, followed by a series of kills, which were pretty much telegraphed from the beginning. Lacked innovation, even within the genre.
Was never a fan of the originals, so was hoping this would be a clever self-aware reboot of the franchise. It isn't. It has some lovely boobs. That is literally the only positive thing I could find about it. Somehow they rebooted it to be even duller and more cliched than the not-very-good originals.
As a major fan of the Friday The 13th series, this one was a must watch. It has its good and bad points. Good points...Jason was strong, cunning, fast, and a skilled predator; he had tunnels underground (which explained how he got around so fast during the past 20-years); pretty woman (a big part of the series). Bad points...a very, very slow movie. It was about 20-minutes or more before the characters in the movie was introduced. Not bloody enough, no camp councilors, and too bland.
"Generic", "bland" and "by-the-numbers" all seem like understatements. This is an ABC-slasher for the new generation with loud thumping noises, (lots of) big, bouncy titties and editing so rapid, you miss half of the shots. Yeah, there's gore - but what's the point when you cut away from it after 0,2 sec? I'll take the ridiculously funny "Jason X" or the campy oldschool charm of "Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan" any day!
It would have been fun to have watched the disappointed faces on the Jason Faithful as they exited the theater after watching this supposed re-invention of Friday the 13th. The best way to describe it is LAME. There's not the voice warning, "Get-Get-Get, Out-Out-Out" as soon-to-be victims wander into the woods. All of the supposed "glorious" kills for which the franchise is known are quite mundane. And, the absolutely necessary final chase scene (for films is this genre) is non-existent.
Slightly better than expected, the pacing of this movie is excellent. and thats something very many movies just cant get right. Not much else tho, besides a bunch of mediocre acting dumb ass dudes and hot chicas getting murdered and chased while spewing out standard , unoriginal scripting
This, the most accomplished Jason slasher and the best of the string of horror re-whatevers we've been bombarded with, is handsomely produced, tense and it delivers in the vital departments of inventive deaths (my favorite being the one under the pier), nudity and unlikeable teenagers. It's about as good as a 'Friday the 13th' film can be expected to be, really.
Loved this movie,sure I could b!tch about how Jason being a young boy in'80 screws with other established timelines but if writers don't care why should I ???...He's smart sets traps amazingly fast & is prone to fits of rage (just like me) ...my only real gripe with this movie is Jason kidnapping Whitney,I don't care how much she looks like his mom (My Jason wouldn't do that he'd kill her or she'd manage to kill him end of story;(Well accept for the whole cryptic double ending)
It's your typical slasher. Teens have premarital sex, do drugs, then die in gruesome fashion. It does nothing new to the series except this time, Jason runs (which I liked) and a couple of other minuscule things. The ending though, was excellent. If you don't mind this simple formula, you'll feel right at home.