At last I have gotten round to writing another post here on Blazing Minds. I am fond of writing film reviews on this site and last night (thanks to the fact I couldn’t sleep and the movie was on Sky) I got round to watching the remake of Friday 13th.
I have to say, I wasn’t that impressed.
The problem with reinventing a series like this one is that you still know what is going to happen. Jason comes into the fray, kills a lot of drunken teens and then gets killed by someone that has never harmed someone in their entire life. All of this always tends to be a waste of time as he just comes back at the end. This movie was no different to the others and in my opinion; most of it was almost laughable.
Okay they had few fan favourites thrown into the mix like the red barn where he gets hung in one of the earlier movies and of course the hockey mask. Throw in the machete and you have Jason pretty much complete and it is worth noting that it doesn’t take a fantastic actor to play him. Also fans will note a wheelchair can be found in Jason’s lair which represents the paraplegic he killed in film two as well as his mother’s sweater, you need to look carefully for these.
Speaking of the actors, they weren’t as bad as some of the older films and although I don’t like him (thanks to my girlfriend fancying the pants off him) I will admit that Jared Padalecki played his part well.
The only thing that really does annoy me about the films in general is the fact that it just wouldn’t happen. Jason’s death was inevitable and the way in which he was killed off wasn’t that great. After killing him surely you would just get out of there that same night. Why on earth would you wait until morning, throw the body in the lake and then try to leave. It just doesn’t reflect on what a person would do.
All in all I would say this film stuck to the Friday the 13th roots which although not a bad thing it was just not good enough to reinvent the series. I certainly cannot see a sequel for this coming any time soon.
So although mostly complaining about the movie I would still give it a fair 6.5/10
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