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½ April 13, 2018
It doesn't bring much new to the table, but Friday the 13th is a criminally underrated remake. It's technically well made, the dialogue mostly well-written, and most of the actors give strong performances. It's far from perfect, but there are enough scares and gore to satisfy most audience members. The two things this movie has over previous entries are that Jason is not only able to outsmart his victims by setting out bear traps among other things, but he also runs. He doesn't just walk a little faster than usual, he actually runs. As a whole, this film succeeds in delivering more of the same, with some great kills, including one of the most horrifying when Jason traps one girl in her sleeping bag, hangs her upside down above the fire, and lets her roast alive. Overall, it may be more of the same for the most part, but it's still good and it's still plenty scary.
April 6, 2018
It wasn't the worse movie I've ever seen. Though it wasn't particularly good either. I can really only recommend it to someone if they have never seen any of the other movies and just want to watch one and get an idea of what the rest are like. Because if you notice, there isn't one definitive Friday the 13th movie that has what everyone expects. Let's go back to the original movies. Part one had Jason, but not as the killer. Part 2 had Jason, but not with the classic hockey mask. Part three had Jason as the killer and him getting the hockey mask, but it was filmed for 3D and frankly, it just looks awful. By the time we get part 4, with everything you could want, it's called "The Final Chapter" and nobody wants to start at the supposed end. So this remake serves the purpose of combining the first 3 movies, where we see the full transformation of Jason.

The best part of this movie is the first 20 minutes, you see Pamela Vorhees (Jason's mom) get killed, you see young Jason watch that happen, and then we see adult Jason wearing the burlap sack from the second movie kill a couple kids in the woods. Then the title screen drops, a mere 20 minutes in. And at that point, you've already seen the best that this movie has to offer. I think the movie would have served best as a sort of short film explaining the origins of Jason.

The rest of the movie features the typical cast of disposable teenagers. They're not very likable, especially this one guy, he's like the rich kid whose dad owns the place that they're staying at. He's just a jerk throughout the entire movie and you wonder why these people are friends with him, he literally insults or has an attitude with everyone in the main cast.

I won't go too much into the plot because it doesn't really matter that much and it was honestly kind of confusing. Jason kidnaps the one girl who was in the opening sequence and keeps her locked in some sort of tunnel system that I guess he made. And Sam from Supernatural is trying to find her because she's his sister. They never clearly establish why Jason kidnaps this girl. In the opening sequence, that girl and her boyfriend (I think) are exploring the camp site and find a necklace that Pamela Vorhees was wearing, that Jason kept. They look inside the necklace and see a picture of a girl, who likes like the girl that Jason kidnaps. So I was thinking that they were pulling a Halloween 2 where the main character is the killer's little sister or something. But later, there's a moment where that girl talks to Jason like the one from Part 2, as if she were pretending to be his mother. It seemed like a confused plot point.

I also want to say, that the kill scenes are shot with shakey cam, so you can barely tell what's going on. Anytime something interesting to the audience happens, they can just barely tell what's going on. But other than that, the kills are alright, I also watched the extended cut, so I might have gotten the better deal than people who saw it in theaters.

Overall, I'd say this one was serviceable, but also passable. If you're looking to get the general Friday the 13th experience in one movie, I'd say this is an option. Or if you're a fan of the series and you're looking to get your fix after watching the all the others, I'd say go watch Sleep Away Camp, but I guess this could work too.
February 23, 2018
poor Michael Bay
i don't think he's even trying when it comes to a horror movie
this was just ok but i wanted it to be so much better
good news is Jason is back and badder than ever :)
the kills were quite creative, the ending was failry obvious but the whole thing was very awkward
the same things happened: kids go on a trip, smoke weed, have sex, get killed X3
it's a formula so you know where it's headed
my biggest complaint would have to be the pacing, man come on Bay, throw in some action already
February 22, 2018
This is a ok entry for the Friday the 13th. I've met one of the actors they are really nice people, but my god this movie everyone is a maniac. This movie is literally porn hub they went over the top on nudity. It didn't work but the characters were boring but the story is good.
February 11, 2018
Too much power for Jason, doesn't fit the classic feel.
½ January 27, 2018
My wife Pricilla and I clutched our pearls through this movie. Generally did not like being bombarded by nudity and uncleanliness. Would watch again but maybe alone without wife.

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January 12, 2018
Not the best remake but it's enjoyable
½ January 7, 2018
Awful in every way. Boring, lazy, annoying, a plot of just overused tropes, dumb, pointless, predictable- you name it, this movie is it
½ December 25, 2017
Really good:) Too many laughs in the beggining and sex jokes:(
½ November 17, 2017
Friday the 13th: Miachel Bay ruins the mythology of the Friday the 13th franchise with a disgraceful, dull horror flick.
October 29, 2017
It is what it is if you enjoy horror films.
October 22, 2017
This movie is the proof that there's no good excuse to remake classic horror flicks.
½ October 19, 2017
A very solid remake. Not GREAT, but very solid to the core. I enjoyed seeing Jared Padalecki starring and I really enjoyed Derek Mears' brooding huge frame portraying the iconic Jason Voorhees.
½ October 19, 2017
If your out to seek a more detailed look into the legend of Jason Voorhees, you'll be sadly mistaken. But if you're willing to watch Friday the 13th for what really draws its earnings (i.e. boobs, drugs, sex and alcohol) then what are you waiting for? Watch it for scares, for kills and for it's sexy thrills.
October 17, 2017
Decent remake and decent horror.
October 14, 2017
typical slasher movie
October 12, 2017
A good remake of a classic slasher film, but however lacks the amount of proper storytelling due to the fact that Jason's character is more simple-minded than in the previous films
October 9, 2017
It has a lot cool, and interesting elements in here. But, than it has some other familiar, and not cool ideas as well.
October 4, 2017
a cliff notes version of the first 3 movies with a dirty Platinum dunes filter. Not as inspired as their TCM reboots.
½ September 24, 2017
The runny Jason to me made Jason more real with traps so he could locate his victims put some clarity on how he was able to pop out where his victims were.
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