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.
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.
As it passed by me, I wondered "Why is it so hard to make a decent one of these? They have been at it for 30 years, couldn't they find a working formula?" A few cheeky moments here and there, but it is below average, especially when you consider that they can lean on a franchise with 7-8 movies.
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.
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.
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.
It's a shitty film, of course, but whether or not it's an entertaining movie is in the eye of the beholder. It's impossibly generic (even for a slasher) but it's got the holy trinity of tits, gore, and Jason killing people, and if that's enough for you to have a good time, more power to ya.
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!
Characters don't behave like humans, they behave like terrible assholes. Dialog exists only to produce a bigger asshole or move the plot forward. There are some excellent scenes of suspense that get ruined by shaky cam. All in all a terrible reboot that ranks equal to Friday the 13th part 8: Jason Takes a Cruise to Manhattan.
Pretty fucking boring and generic in every way, then again I never cared much for the original series. You'd think a modern remake would improve or experiment with the formula but no - just more lazy, conventional horror to add to the shitpile, filled with bland teenagers getting slaughtered one by one in fairly unimaginative ways (at least there's tits this time). No real human acts like any of the characters in this film. Zzzz. Kids, flush this turd and watch Bava's "Bay Of Blood" instead.
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.
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.
Blood, Jason's invention of teleporting in time and place, boobs (fake), more blood, darkness, 10 min sex scene, a perv who got horny by a winter catalog, boobs (real), pointless gore scenes, Jason's incredible strength and succession at throwing murder weapons to his victims, murders in the dark, running girls.. Did I say boobs?
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.
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)