Movie Review: Friday the 13th (2009)

Can you believe this is the 12th movie from the Friday the 13th franchise. I’m a big fan of these classic horror characters. Horror characters like Freddy krueger, Michael Myers, Leatherface, and of course Jason Voorhees. Out of all of these guys, my favorite is Jason. For some reason when I have nightmares till this day…. most of them have Jason in it trying to kill me. I’ve seen all of the 12 Friday the 13th movies. The more recent ones didnt really live up to his name. Jason X was just terrifying in a bad way. Freddy vs. Jason wasn’t a bad concept, and I’m glad Jason kicked Freddy’s behind.

So the new movie from Michael Bay and Marcus Nispel (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) is like a remake of the Friday the 13th 3-4 film of the series. The story continued from the first 2 films of the series but this one takes place in modern time.  So you will see little rich kids with Cadillac Escalades, cell phones, and GPS systems. Jason looked better then ever, played by Derek Mears. Story takes place at the all so scary Camp Crystal Lake. A group of teenagers go out to find their secret pot growing field. They enter the forest and right into Crystal Lake, there they get killed but one girl name Whitney Miller (Amanda Righetti). Weeks later her brother, Clay Miller (Jared Padalecki)  is determined to find her. He runs into another group of teenagers that was also headed to Crystal Lake. From that group a girl name Jenna (Danille Panabaker) who felt sorry for him and wanted to help. So they search through Crystal lake, they go through old cabins and they get to Jason’s own house. Now they must do what it takes to get out of Crystal Lake alive…. if they are lucky!

Martin’s Review

This movie has what it takes to be called Friday the 13th. It had suspense, blood, naked girls, and sex scene (or should I say scenes). Actually this version had a lot of nudity (not complaining). It had some of the scary music but not as much as the old versions. The music is actually what makes it even more scarier when Jason is comming after you with his machete. Some of the killings happened way too quickly, some you don’t get to see how they die (No I’m not sick in the head). But if you count all of the killings there was like 13 victims (If I didn’t mistaken). I was happy that the story stayed true to its roots, killings, and Jason himself. It showed his house, bits of his child hood, and how the whole hockey mask became his new face.

Should you watch this at the theatre? YES

Grade: B-

Genres: Suspense/Horror and Remake

Running Time: 1 Hour 35 Minutes

Release date: Febraury 13th, 2009

MPAA Rating: R (strong bloody violence, some graphic sexual content, language and drug material)

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2 Responses to Movie Review: Friday the 13th (2009)

  1. steven February 25, 2009 at 1:31 pm #

    chuk chuk chuk chuk hauh hauh hauh!

  2. Tek T. June 22, 2009 at 1:58 pm #

    I finally had the chance to see this movie. I gave it a B- as well. The storyline was not that bad at all. I think they did a pretty good job in telling why Jason became who he is, but there is still more depth these writers can add. There a lot corny scenes in the movie but that’s what makes it funny, but when Jason popped up it was back down to scary mode. I do believe with Martin’s statement, on how they could made the killing a bit more slow motion/bloodier. I love the fact on how he got his mask and why he is so prone with his machete. Everyone pretty much died in the movie and guess that’s how Jason kept his killing rampage going. There was no trace for these victims to come by and find him. I believe Martin was correct with the deaths in the movie. There were 13 killings. Why 13, or does it tie in Friday the 13th? Jason is still as I remembered him in childhood nightmares. He can’t be killed!!!

    I just wanted to add that the end ties in the beginning of the movie. I don’t want to kill the story for those who didn’t watch it, but when Jason’s mom thought he died from drowning, he didn’t. -So at the end it happened again.

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