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.
This was a very good movie. Surely, the most well known BEST actor in the movie was Jared Padalecki. He added a special thing to the film which I don't think any other actor could..well except for Jensen Ackles, Christian Kane, Jeffery Dean Morgan, or Timothy Olyphant. Hell, if this movie wanted a 91 or above it would have included all of these actors listed. That would be one manly movie. It could have been even more manly than Predator with Carl and Arnold.
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
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).
While this isn't any worse than any of the latter films from the original series, at least those movies were for good for a couple of laughs. This movie really has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. The newfound speed and agility of Jason changes the game a bit, but the charm (if you can call it that) of the older films had a lot to do with the fact that no matter how slow Jason was, he would catch you. If movies weren't so expensive these days, I would've walked out of the theatre.
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.
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
I just realized I watched this movie on a Friday the 13th, what a coincidence!! But anyway, the movie sucks, as expected - although sometimes there is a well done atmosphere of fear and suspense and, I have to admit it, you get a few good scares (thumbs up that Jason runs now!). On the whole I agree with Ebert: this is probably the best movie of the series.
There are some nice effects, a lot of kills ( needful for a slasher ) and some very good and proper sound setting on the "pro" side. The negative side limps with a hoooribble story ( ok there was no story in the originals either but like gogokain said why took jason a prisoner, such nonsens ) very poor acting ( the actors are so beautiful & stupid they might advertise for ck underwear ) and at least the question does that movie-series need a remake ? The answer : of course not !!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top badass moment? Surprisingly few choices, so I’m going for Jason’s top throw with the full-sized, double-headed axe. Getting one to fly through the air would be hard enough, but doing so and hitting someone running fast 20m away is pretty impressive. What a shame he didn’t get the chance to take up the javelin or hammer at school; things might have been different. No cats, 3 decapitations and no chainsaws. Only one decapitation is on-screen, but it’s done to Major Kira Nerys from Star Trek!
In this kind of slasher movie, mediocrity can be a saving grace. All you have to do is kill teenagers in interesting ways, anything beyond that is often a lost cause. This isn't a good movie by any means, but it does what it needs to do: Sleaze and a bodycount. And it does it well enough.
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.