A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees (Mears) and his deadly intentions.
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Most remakes fail in bringing anything new and amplifying the series but this movie certainly didn't fail! The way Jason was introduced was superb, the opening set the tone for the movie and showed the audience what they could expect from the movie.
Also, the death scenes in this movie; some are funny, some are creative and one of them are just down right cruel!
This movie had a great storyline and the characters were somewhat believable. The final showdown with Jason was indeed epic but the ending was truly haunting and left us questioning the future of this movie..
I loved this movie. When I saw it for the first time fall 2009, it was actualy the first GREAT MOVIE I had seen in a while. Especially for horrors!
The only thing in the movie I didn't like was the ending. If you've seen the movie, you'll know that the ending sort of has two parts. If you haven't yet seen the movie, you'll know what I mean after you see the ending. I don't know about anyone else, but I think that the movie should have ended after the first part of the ending
I was very excited when i heard about this movie it was a good movie alittle plan but not much. What made this movie to me so diffrent is the beggining and the end of the movie. The beggining of the movie was the end of the first original friday the 13th very well done, and the same with the end of the movie it was in a barn like in the third one he even died alittle bit the same way. Thats why i give it an 8.
PLEASE DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVENT SEEN THIS MOVIE!!!
okay. you might say this is scary. yea! for a two year old!
to start off, the movie was very quick. that was about a 1
1/2 hr long. whenever someone ran off, for example, that one guy with the first group of retards that ran off lookin at the pot plants. he dies in like 10 seconds. and the guy who owned the house ran off from the other two. jason did his job in like 5 seconds after that farmers car almost runs that guy over.
secondly, for god sakes this movie is so predictable! im not being racist when i say what im about to say. Friday the 13th, just like a lot of scary movies follows the "killing line:"
1st: the guy that walkes off to pee or something
2nd: the retarded girl or guy who trys to investigate
3rd: the two people having sex
4th: The party person(ex: smokin pot;drinking like crazy;etc
5th:(again not racist. just making a point.) the black guy
6th: the second-most main character, girl or guy (mostly guy but in this movie, the girl)
7th: the killer (not really. they "come back to life.")
*8th:the main character(at the end of credits or on another movie.)
and finally, compared to the 1st movie, this honestly SUCKED! The plot is a whole lot different, the ending is crappy, and for god sakes it wasnt really that scary like the first one. i bet you, reader, $100 that if you put the movie in mute it would not be scary at all. The first movie has a way better storyline. but im a watcher of the Frisy th 13th series, so if you watch this movie, you could probably get scared kind of, so if i wasnt a good fan of these movies, i would say this movie is all right.
to wrap this up, this deserves a 2 out of 5. not really good!
thank you for reading! this is my first review so bear with me! PeaceÃ¢ËœÂº
A group of young adults discover a boardered up Camp Crystal Lake when they decide to go to one of their friend's vacation home. They soon encounter Jason Voorhees and what his deadly intentions are. Another way to say this is, friends get drunk together, Jason finds them, everybody runs around, Jason starts randomly killing people, "Help!"
No matter how many flaws to this film there are and no matter how many stereotypes the film can come up with, it still scared me and I did jump lot, and that's all a horror movie is really trying to do. So, yes, I can say that this movie acheived it's goal. Also, this remake seems like it has a little more creativity than the others had. It wasn't the killings that were more creative, but how the story incorperated an underground dungeon for Jason with who knows what in it.
That said, the film is packed with almost every horror movie cliche possible. Girls get naked, then their boyfriend dies, the girl gets captured, that type of thing. I think there has been eleven movies before this one and every time they have the same ending. The movie makes you think that somebody has killed Jason but then he comes back to life in the very last shot for another Friday the 13th.
I don't want to sound like I'm contradicting myself but I think I have to. There are a lot of the same jumpy moments used in other scary movies but somehow they still were scary. So if you're not looking for a good movie, but just a fun one to see with your frends then go see Friday the 13th.
I was about to give it ** 1/2 but then I realized that I actually enjoyed it. It's scarier and better made than any of the original films.
I just never understood how a little kid that drowned, all of a sudden is back as a roided up killer in a hockey mask. It's also predictable who will die and when. It's like what Randy said in Scream, when someone says "I'll be right back", they never come back. But it still scared the crap out of me when ever Jason ran at people with his huge knife. Plus some of the killings are a little creative and funny eve, well funny in a dark twisted sort of way.
I hope we all know about Jason Voorhees and his story. This movie combines the original and the second movie in this horror franchise. This is a reinvention of the franchise and is directed by Marcus Nispel, who also directed the Texas Chainsaw Massacre(2003). So, he has experience in reinventing a classic horror movie.
Not that the story ever matters in these type of movies, I will tell you anyways. The story involves these college kids who go out to Crystal Lake for some sex and fun. Of course, their vacation is ruined by Jason. However, 6 weeks later Clay enters Crystal Lake and is looking for his missing sister. At the beginning, we see what happens to JasonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mother and the movie kicks off from there.
There is the essential young kids who want to have sex who hear creepy noises. So they go outside and are killed by Jason. Some things will never change. Gore and nudity is a necessity for the horror genre. There are a few changes in this Friday the 13th than Friday the 13th: Part 2. But most of the changes have to do with Jason himself. He is more ruthless and more intimidating. He is more tactical in this remake. He is not so much as chasing the kids, but trapping them instead. Of course, it is always cool when he finds the hockey mask and puts it on.
For a horror franchise that has been ran in to the ground, this remake is pretty good. It has its flaws. There are things that happen that are stupid and may not make sense in the real world. However, this is a Friday the 13th movie. You should know what you are getting yourself in to. But there are suspenseful moments and times when you may jump. Some of that is thanks to the music and the high volume of sound. Yet this movie delivers on what it set out to do. Everyone knows what to expect, but for some reason this movie still delivers the thrills and it works.
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Friday the XIII (18A) * * * *
By ROBERT WALDMAN
Active people enjoy camping. Sportsmen everywhere should think twice about going into the great outdoors after watching Friday the XIII, a rousing thriller from Warner Brothers and Paramount Films now scaring folks silly at Tinseltown (on Pender, free parking), Empire Esplanade 6, Empire Studio 12, Colossus and Famous Players Silver City cites around B.C.
Some things are worth the wait. Sure, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been decades since the original Friday the XIII shocked audiences. Now, ace producer Michael Bay continues the tradition in a very stylish horror thriller. Lots of buzz has been hovering over this film since it began shooting. Now the proof is in the pudding and horror fans should be very pleased with the results.
Smart storytelling can win an audience over. Thanks to the first Friday gore fest and whole string of follow-ups were made, with one being shot right here in British Columbia. Class stands the test of time and this new version wisely takes us back to the origins of this masked manÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mayhem.
Director Marcus Nispel has sure stepped up to the plate big time after earlier helming the laughable House of Wax. Audiences donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t quite know what to expect when the lights lower but we are treated, yes treated to an opening that reminds one of the pre credit sequences to the Bond films. How so, you may ask? Well, quite simply before the credits were are treated to a little get to know Jason interlude that perfectly sets the stage for the terror thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s about to follow.
Sly tongue in cheek humour that teens and even dare I say justice/police officials (sorry, again quite relevant to present day B.C.) can related to gets things off to a cheeky if not rousing start. From there we return to that idyllic Crystal Lake setting. When a girl goes missing itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s up to her brother Clay Miller to make the requisite inquiries. Unfortunately, as one character says, no one goes missing in these them parts, they end up dead.
Clay does what he can to find his lost family member while another group of eager campers (really partyers) begins to set up shop at, you gessed it, that infamous Crystal Lake cabin. Each of the assembled yahoos are perfect examples of modern youth: young, freewheeling and ever ready for a good time. Too bad for them a rather angry intruder makes their quest for good old sex and relaxation hard commodities to come by.
Watch the body count soar as a mystery man (?) in a hockey mask strikes terror at these young adults. Grueseome ways to dispose of the innocent are fine-tuned here as you just know bad things will come of these visitors. Seeing the characters play off one another is also great fun as they are truly well defined and interesting, making this film, in essence, a cut above, way above, your typical slasher flick.
Unlike a lot of lesser thrillers here the music is never overdone, the ingenious assaults well planned and executed and the dialogue quite believable. Lust and drugs are high on these kidsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ agenda with Travis Van Winkle (Transformers) spot on as a rich twit and Jared Padalecki the kind of brother every girl wishes she had.
Above all else people flock to these films for the villain. Derek Mears (Mr. and Mrs. Smith) gives great goose bumps as Jason Voorhees, the maniac from hell. Campy in the extreme, Friday the XIII is full of suspense (and excess) and the pacing and tension never slows down during its 97 minute bloodletting. Perfect timing with its release on Friday the thirteenth ensure this film will be huge hit with long legs (except for one poor victimÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s of JasonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s carpentry skills).
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