Friday the 13th Reviews
I enjoyed that Jason held one of his victims captive and didn't kill that person right away. I think it added to the creepiness of the movie. Overall, I rate it 7/10 OR 3.5/5
Does that mean I didn't like this film? If you listen to "real fans" you can't call yourself a true fan if you liked which is a little elitist imo. Was the film a masterpiece? No it wasn't, it had it's faults. While the Friday films were never known for great dialogue, this films dialogue made even the most cringeworth dialogue from the other films(part5 f**k you, yeah f**k me in particular) seem Shakespearean in comparison. The characters aren't the best either, but which film had great characters in it? The acting and dialogue is about on par with the rest of the series and who watches these movies for Oscar contenders anyway? I agree the whole taking a prisoner thing was a little hockey but there was a reason why he did so and if you paid attention to the film you'll know that.
Jason runs, well he did run in Parts 2,3&4 as well so it's no biggie. It's surprising that these "real fans" conveniently forget that. Real fans? More like fans of Kane Hodder's Jason(not that I'm criticising Kane, he was great) who did lumber around. This is a different Jason, he doesen't have to mimmick Kane Hodder as awesome as he was in the role.
Is it on the same level as some of the earlier Friday's? No, it's definitely not as great as the first 4, but a lot better than part8.
I wouldn't call this a remake, a remake of which film? The first? Then why isn't it Jason's mom doing the killing? The others? Well if you say that because it has Jason running around killing you could say that all the films are a remake of part2.
And it's not really a reboot like Batman and Bond(which no it's not another word for remake. What's Casino Royale remaking? The 60's comedy?) Perhaps just another entry in the series that's been called a remake because it's called Friday the 13th but in fact it isn't a remake of the first film because the set-up and such isn't even close to the original. Nor is Jason's mother in it save for the very beginning.
But still, not the greatest, but not the worst. And the "true fans"(i.e Friday fanboys and kane hodder fanboys) if you don't like it that's cool, but don't pull this "true fans" nonsense.