Jason X (2002)
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Critic Reviews for Jason X
By now, despite the nine years since the last Friday the 13th sequel, Jason and his hockey mask are as predictable a franchise as McDonald's. Moviegoers know what they are going to get.
Jason X conjures up more giggles than scares, assuming you make it through the first 15 minutes.
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.
Everything else Jason X tries to do has been done too, and generally a lot better.
The supposedly new, improved, futuristic Jason is just the same guy with a hipper hockey mask. Thumbs down.
Audience Reviews for Jason X
Most people would contend that the idea of putting Jason in space would be the worst idea that the filmmakers ever came up with in the history of the Friday the 13th series. Well, they would be both right and wrong at the same time. Let me put it this way: it is an awful idea, but the resulting movie, Jason X, is just so much fun that it's hard to overlook. It's bad, yes, but in an enjoyable way. It actually has a strange charm to it, even in the worst of scenes. It definitely has a hell of a lot more charm than the worst films in the series (such as the previous one). The story is that Jason and a woman, who he is in the middle of murdering, are cryogenically frozen and unthawed almost five centuries later on a ship in outer space, whereupon Jason runs amuck and kills everything in his path. Later in the film, he is reborn, yet again, and is basically a super-cyborg killing machine. Insane right? Well, it IS over-the-top (and I'm sure I'm gonna be accused of having double standards here), but for some reason, this whole concept and the way it's executed just works for me. It's not perfect by any means, but it is fun, and a good way for the original series to go out on, particulary with the ending that it has. Jason goes to space, kills everybody and lands on a new planet to kill everything again. So the original series of films ends on not a high note, but a mid-range note. I can't even begin to defend it any real way, but most people tend to think of it as the worst of the series. However, I don't, as it contains too much unintentional entertainment value.
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.
Jason X Quotes
|Janessa:||This sucks on so many levels.|
|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!|
|Professor Lowe:||Guys! It's okay, he just wanted his machete back!|
|Professor Lowe:||[calling out] Guys, it's okay! He just wanted his machete back!|
|Sgt. Brodski:||What's going on?|
|Rowan:||Jason-fu*king-Voorhees, that's what's going on!|