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
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.
slashers have always been about cheap scares and this has plenty, but it also has brutal kills which has been something jason has been lacking, could have used a bit more gore in those kills though. the most impressive aspect is that jason is no longer a lumbering, mindless, mega-beast, now he's a running, clever, mega-beast--definately an improvement, but not a masterpiece.
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.
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
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!
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.
For 2009 so far, this impossibly generic slasher remake is the definite source for titties, gore, psychopathic killers wielding machetes and of course, chinese marijuana addicts, and that's saying a lot due to My Bloody Valentine 3-D being out right now. Still nothing new is crapped out from Michael Bay or Marcus Nispel's ass and we're left with a cheap-thrilled, unclever mess of a horror movie. Still reminds me of the swinging 80s though, which is good. Also who can resist the opening?
Well certainly not as bad as one would expect, this is a much better experience than what I thought it was going to be. Lots of nudity, and the girls who get naked are fucking gorgeous, VIOLENT kills, and Camp Crystal Lake are all here, even a bit in the beginning with Jason's mom, which the writer's said was going to be scrapped and thankfully was not. Derek Mears's version of Jason holds up, though he's not Kane Hodder. Marcus Nispel did a better job with this than Texas Chainsaw thankfully.
Literally anyone could have directed this movie because it is that generic. There is not a single original idea in this paint by the numbers remake. With that being said you can't expect a whole lot from Friday the 13th. It's meant to be a mindless oversexed gorefest so in that sense it delivers. Jason is faster and more brutal than ever before. The characters in this movie are hilarious stereotypes though and you can tell the writers weren't even trying.
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.
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)