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)
platnium dunes again..this time they try to re do Jason Vorhees...how much more can Jason do..he s been to hell, he fought freddy and he went to space....now he is re born and can run and is also a stalker and kidnaps people...this movie is not the movie it could have been..what about Jason vs Zombies...I think if you ignore the majority of it and concentrate on the few decent kills...you may enjoy it somewhat
Debating against myself only furthers me to get off the fence and recommend this 'remake' that is really just another sequel being called a remake to entice more cash. This Jason is fierce, fast, and not zombie-like. The kills are gruesome, and there's some added plot threads. It's the best looking '13th' film, has the best pacing, and doesn't make its characters "complete" idiots. For a standard slasher without any ambition or aspiration, it's decent enough and the best of the series.
As far as remakes and reboots go, this one was pretty okay, it works. There's a refresher on Jason's origin and some decent references to the first few movies. That said ... it's not like there were really high goals set to accomplish a good remake/reboot. It seems more like Jason is being reintroduced to the modern target audience (and giving the viewers an updated stock of target victims).
After a 25-MINUTE-LONG PROLOGUE, with barely any relevance to the actual movie, it's pretty much Jason hunting down a series of tropes in minimally-creative ways. What's more, they sort of tried to cram the plots of all three of the first movies into this remake. There's the bit about Jason's mom, a period where Jason wears a bag over his head, and the discovery of the hockey mask. And nothing new or creative is made.
Fun to watch if you're a fan of the old series. It's cool to see a Jason movie with a "modern" style. But it still is just the same old stuff. It goes more overboard than the past films in terms of violence and sex, which is cool I guess. For fans only.
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.
it has been a while since i have seen a decent slasher, the last being the scream trilogy. This movie reminds me of when I was a kid and covered my eyes because that is what I was doing in this flick. Its scarey, funny, sexy, somewhat smart (on jasons behalf) and the blood and sex is back and better then ever which beats the 70's bush we were plagued with before. I truely believe this is the best one, even surpasses the original, but it is still not perfect.
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.
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.
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.
It could be that I had just watched the previous ten Ft13 movies in a row, or the beginning dementia this moronic endeavor brought about, but so help me God I actually liked this one. Especially considering the director and the production company. For the first time in the franchise, they actually gave Jason some "character".
Different from most thrillers is the fact that I was at the edge of my seat throughout most of the movie. Overall a great thriller and Jared Padalecki is not a bad actor which makes all the more difference. The thing I never get is why the teens always decide it's better to go and explore in the dark by yourself, rather than staying with a group of people :D