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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

[6.00/10] Friday the 13th (2009)

Friday the 13th (2009)

Short review: Jason Voorhees, the 'Iconic Killer' who's been slashing countless victims in Crystal Lake, Manhatten, Space and even Elm Street is finally back five years later after we last saw the Hockey Mask wearing maniac butchering people in "Freddy Vs Jason". "Friday the 13th" does have it fair share of flaws but even with them the film was still entertaining especially if you don't take them seriously and just enjoy the film for what it is, a homage to the "Friday the 13th" movies and I must admit I had fun spotting the references. The movie also has some great atmosphere with the lack of lighting and gritty tone. Jason himself looks mean and intimidating. The acting in "Friday the 13th" is pretty decent and the gore effects are pretty good. The problem with a remake is it can be impossible not to judge it based on the genre standard that is the original. Try all we want, but we have to start there. This isn't a remake so much as a re-imagining, and is a continuation of the original lore. There are subtle references that will please the most avid fans while anyone seeing it for the first time won't feel like they've been left out.

  • My Rating: 6.00/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 25% (4.2/10)
  • IMDb: 5.8/10

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