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!
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
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)