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Movie Review: Friday The 13th

 
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Prinz Lee wrote this review 5 years and 2 months ago

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PL's Archives: Written Feb 14, 2009

A fresh new start has set upon one of the most appealing franchises within the horror genre. I think it’ll satisfy old fans and it’ll start up on new ones. So to get things going, this movie was basically almost all of the movies put together. There were parts from almost every movie. Before they even show the title of the movie almost a whole other movie happens! The crowd cheered when they realized that if that was just the beginning it was going to be insane! There are sooooooo many hysterical parts and I personally think the death scenes were freaking awesome! I think it was a lot better than all the Friday the 13ths before it. My only complaint was that they didn't have any scenes dealing with opening the camp back up or camp counselors as characters. Only the girl who killed Jason's Mom was one, and that was only during the beginning credits. Also Jason didn't do his ch ch ch ha ha ha that much. I think only once. Some things I would have expected to see in the movie. Jason is a complete badass in this movie! If the aim was to give people Jason as a whole, they did. It was in-your-face and considering I’m not a fan of remakes… I have to accept this one and give it respect. From start to finish… they got right into IT, no dragging and I believe it lived up to what lots of people were waiting for. Brutal killings, minor suspense, sex, drugs and B rated actors… what more can we ask for? Jason 2.0 has landed and it’ll be interesting to see where it leads to.

Searching for his missing sister, Clay Miller (Jared Pedalecki) heads up to the eerie woods of legendary Crystal Lake, where he stumbles on the creaky remains of rotting old cabins behind moss-covered trees. And that's not the only thing lying in wait under the brush. Against the advice of police and cautions from the locals, Clay pursues what few leads he has in the search for his missing sister, Whitney (Amanda Righetti), with the help of Jenna (Danielle Panabaker), a young woman he meets among a group of college kids up for an all-thrills weekend. But they are all about to find much more than they bargained for. Little do they know, they've entered the domain of one of the most terrifying specters in American film history -- the infamous killer who haunts Crystal Lake, armed with a razor-sharp machete, among other additions, Jason Voorhees (Derek Mears).

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