Posted on 11/06/10 10:24 PM
After the not too shabby Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, you'd expect Friday the 13th Part 5 to be a good movie, right? Right, it isn't.
After killing Jason Vorhees, a grown-up Tommy Jarvis is being escorted to a halfway house. If you didn't notice from the end of part 4, he went completely insane, and now he barely ever talks. Oh yeah, he is also haunted by images of Jason.
This paragraph contains spoilers.. Scratch that, you should be able to tell by the blue hokey mask instead of a red one and the human hands. Plus, Jason died in the previous installment. Yes, Jason is not actually the killer here. That tends to be the reason most Friday fans dislike this movie (sort of like Halloween 3, although comparing them is apples and oranges). While an incredibly bad decision, the only part that that really effects is the ending. Especially if someone didn't know it was a fake Jason until the end. But, that's not the main reason this movie is crappy.
First off, we have the rednecks who live in a house near the halfway house. They come to the halfway house to complain about people at the halfway house trespassing in their yard. One, the makers of part 5 were trying to add more than just teenagers to die, like the biker gang in part 3, failing horribly. Two, I wanted them to die the second they came on screen, not for an emotionally-attached reason such as them being mean to the main characters. No, I just felt that if they had any more screen time it would suck.
There are too many unnecessary parts in the film. As stated above, there are the rednecks. There is the visit with Reggie's brother, which did nothing for the story except to open up more people to die and to get Tommy into a fight (which led to more more people dying). There's also the shots in which they are trying to develop Tommy's character, but it doesn't fit. At breakfast one day, one of the people at the house has one of Tommy's masks. Tommy then beats him up and has to be restrained by the head of the house. It just didn't work.
Part 5 is one of the worst in the series. It might as well not even exist. You'd probably be better off going from part 4 to part 6 unless you want to see the whole series.