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Review of Friday the 13th
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Another average horror flick

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Clay Miller (Padalecki) is looking for his sister at Camp Crystal Lake, the home of Jason Voorhees. Clay believes that his sister is alive, and he will stop at nothing to save her, or at least find out what happened to her. At the same time Clay arrives at Crystal Lake so do a group of teenagers who are there to spend a weekend away at a cottage so that they can party and enjoy the summer weather. The weekend away turns into hell as the group go off to enjoy different activities they are brutally murdered by Jason Voorhees.


Jason is one of the premiere faces of the horror industry. He is the famous machete wielding maniac who defends his home turf of Camp Crystal Lake from outsiders. Over the years there have been many different Jason slasher flicks, including Jason X where Jason is in the future and killing people in outer space. Jason was always so massive and brutal because he wore an old fashioned hockey mask and used nothing but a machete to do what he wanted. This version of Jason was faster and more agile, and used more weapons over the course of the film. Jason never ran in the older flicks, he always had this uncanny ability to be where he should never be and no one bothered to question how he could have done it. Jason was always pure brute force, but this time he seemed smarter more aware of peoples presence, he even took a girl hostage and did not kill her. It is a tough sell and a tough buy when you change the foundation of a character that has stood as a horror legend for many years.

This was your classic glory horror flick with no character you felt for. All though Aaron Yoo's character seemed to have a long drawn out death scene and it was pretty brutal. Odd bit of information here, this is because Aaron Yoo became the first Asian male to be executed by Jason. Other then that you could predict each death as it began to happen. You could clearly tell who was going to be next, and you could clearly know who was going to be the last three standing. The arrogant asshole character is never one of the final three standing. You always want to good people to make it out alive, but usually only one of them do. The thrills seemed rather dull, other then the killing of the Asian guy. Jason used a bow and arrow on one of the couples and then smashed his machete through the dock into a girls head and lifted her up and you can clearly hear the thud and then she falls into the water. Some of the scenes were laugh worthy, because they were so over the top.

Horror as a whole genre needs to stop trying to reinvent the old classics and find a way to create something mind boggling, something that messes with our heads and not just a kill everyone and leave no trace of it kind of thing. A real thriller that dives deep into the human brain and leaves us thinking. Stop with the horny teenager cliche, stop with the beach house, sex upped horror films, where you hear the awkward sounds of the forest and so one person goes to check it out. Stop with the creepy man in the window as a couple are having sex in the bedroom. Just stop the sex and the pointless nudity. It does not even appear to be remotely real, it is just drunk teenagers how are so wrapped up in their own little sex world that they cant even hear or see what is going on around them.

Friday the 13th is nothing new or exciting. It tries to be the classic but we dont want to see the classic again or we could watch it. We want to see something new, something interesting.

4/10
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Added by kgbelliveau 4 years ago
on 2 July 2010 15:26

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Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Jul 2 15:40
A shame how the golden days of horror are behind us, eh. Thank God the sequel to this was shit-canned.
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Jul 2 15:56
It definitely is a shame.

I can't even imagine how awful a sequel to this film would be.

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