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Jason X (2002)

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20

Average Rating: 3.6/10
Reviews Counted: 104
Fresh: 21 | Rotten: 83

Jason goes to the future, but the story is still stuck in the past.

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Average Rating: 2.9/10
Critic Reviews: 22
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 20

Jason goes to the future, but the story is still stuck in the past.

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Popular bogeymen Jason Voorhees terrorizes a group of nubile astronauts five centuries into the future in this sci-fi update of the Friday the 13th franchise. Early in the 21st century, Jason (actor/stunt man Kane Hoddar, filling the role for a fourth time) is experimented upon by army technocrats who hope to turn his supernatural invulnerability into a military application. Most of them meet a swift and bloody end -- except Rowan (Lexa Doig), a beautiful functionary, who traps the killer in a

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Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Todd Farmer

Jun 1, 2004

$12.6M

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Jason X conjures up more giggles than scares, assuming you make it through the first 15 minutes.

July 20, 2002 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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The gore comes with brutal regularity, so that, despite Farmer and Isaac's attempts to liven things up, the film still just wears you down.

June 1, 2002 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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Everything else Jason X tries to do has been done too, and generally a lot better.

May 4, 2002 Full Review Source: Salon.com
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The supposedly new, improved, futuristic Jason is just the same guy with a hipper hockey mask. Thumbs down.

April 29, 2002 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
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A protracted and only sporadically imaginative menu of ways to be murdered.

April 26, 2002 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Whatever they paid Canadian horror auteur David Cronenberg to appear in this godforsaken mess, it wasn't enough.

February 8, 2014 Full Review Source: Georgia Straight

As far as B-horror movies go with camp, and cheese, this is a good one...

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Jason follows the ol' tradition of monsters going into space.

February 20, 2008

An underdog classic of camp.

January 11, 2008 Full Review Source: Projection Booth
Projection Booth

Exuberantly crappy bad fun.

September 24, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

This film manages the extraordinary, almost mythological feat of surpassing all that came before it to stand proud as the worst of all ten Friday the 13th movies.

September 12, 2007 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

...for what it is and what it sets out to do, it works.

July 22, 2003 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

The original films were cheap and nasty, a bit like a venereal disease I suppose.

June 20, 2003 Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page
Sci-Fi Movie Page

I never saw any of the films between III and IX in the bloated FRIDAY THE 13th series, and JASON X doesn't exactly have me running to the video store to play catch-up.

March 19, 2003 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

Low rent from frame one.

December 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Well, Jason's gone to Manhattan and Hell, I guess a space station in the year 2455 can be crossed off the list of ideas for the inevitable future sequels (hey, don't shoot the messenger).

October 23, 2002 Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies
Mark Reviews Movies

There's not a single jump-in-your-seat moment and believe it or not, Jason actually takes a backseat in his own film to special effects.

October 17, 2002 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

In the wake of Scream, Jason X is a post-modern horror film that comes off as just a little too post.

September 28, 2002 Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com
CinemaBlend.com

This newest puritan-pukefest is as joyless as they come...you can count each shock-moment down to the millisecond.

August 23, 2002 Full Review

Jason X was made 2 years ago and I'd have been happy if its release had been delayed by another 453 years.

August 18, 2002 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Although trying to balance self-referential humor and a normal ol' slasher plot seemed like a decent endeavor, the result doesn't fully satisfy either the die-hard Jason fans or those who can take a good joke.

July 12, 2002 Full Review Source: Window to the Movies
Window to the Movies

As far as the Friday series goes, this is more fun than anyone had any right to imagine.

July 9, 2002 Full Review Source: BBC.com
BBC.com

Can there really be 10 movies in the "Friday the 13th" film series? That's at least nine (cough, 10) too many.

June 20, 2002
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

truly a last-gasp effort

June 13, 2002
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Professor Lowe: Guys, it's okay! He just wanted his machete back! 

"Evil Gets An Upgrade"

You know what the funniest thing is about how bad this movie is? It's still, in my opinion, not the worst in the Friday The 13th series. That's saying a lot because this movie blows. If there's one thing I don't understand; it's  Friday The 13th fans. All of the movies suck. There are 3 or 4 movies, I consider watchable; that's not to say they are likable. The whole series is shit. All of them are, for the most part, the exact same movie. There's nothing on the level of suspense because we've seen the movie before, the first 9 times it was done and guess what it sucked then too. I love how the makers of these movies think anyone gives a flying fuck about Jason. There's nothing scary about a retard who won't die.

Jason X is definitely the worst idea in the franchise, but the sum total is a little more watchable then Jason Goes to Hell and Jason Takes Manhattan. I'd probably rank this as the third worst in the series. But it did give the viewers some valuable information for the future. One is that hockey is going to be outlawed in about 30 years. So everyone in North Dakota better get their hockey on hard for the next few decades. Another is that the future intergalactic researchers are going to be stupid, hot chicks with nice perky breasts, which means, we're fucked.

There's nothing about this movie that can be considered entertaining. The special effects were some of the worst you'll ever see. The acting and dialogue was right down there with the rest of the series. No scares and no suspense kind of sums up this movie pretty well, and for that matter the entire franchise.
September 10, 2011
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It's so bad it's hilarious. All the deaths are hilarious.

Grade: F
January 30, 2011
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    1. Professor Lowe: Oh, you want your machete! Shit, it's yours! Take it! Just remember who got it back for ya... Guys, it's okay! He just wanted his machete back!
    – Submitted by Rocky F (2 years ago)
    1. Professor Lowe: [calling out] Guys, it's okay! He just wanted his machete back!
    – Submitted by Gurahk W (3 years ago)
    1. Sgt. Brodski: What's going on?
    2. Rowan: Jason-fu*king-Voorhees, that's what's going on!
    – Submitted by Creep F (3 years ago)
    1. Tsunaron: Are you ready?
    2. KAY-EM 14: I was built ready, baby.
    – Submitted by Creep F (3 years ago)
    1. Sgt. Brodski: How long has she been dead?
    2. KAY-EM 14: 4.55 Centuries.
    3. Sgt. Brodski: That's one hell of a wake-up call.
    – Submitted by Creep F (3 years ago)
    1. Waylander: Now what?
    2. Janessa: Now basically we, we die.
    – Submitted by Creep F (3 years ago)
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