After Jason Vorhees drowned in Crystal Lake many years ago, his mother started killing camp counselors to get his revenge. Jason, however, lived, and witnessed his mother’s beheading by a teen counselor. Now it is Jason who is out for revenge. This retelling of the popular horror series sticks with the main premise, and updates it to modern times. This movie sort of retells the first three movies of the series, including Jason with both the burlap sack and the hockey mask.
There are plenty of kills in this movie, a couple of which are fairly good. This, unlike all the original movies, gives us a look at Jason’s home and his life, with mixed results. For some unexplained reason, he keeps a woman prisoner and messes around with another victim way too much—this coming from the guy who just kills instantly. The cast is largely irritating, with the exception of Danielle Panabaker (Mr. Brooks, The Crazies) as Jenna, the only really likable character in the movie. There is a ton of sex and nudity in this one too, including one scene that may be the most annoying sex scene ever in a film. The whole look and feel reminded of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake from 2003, though this is not nearly as well done. This is a movie with some really good and some really bad, and I probably enjoyed it more than I should have (this could have something to do with having just watched the ninth and tenth installments in the original Friday series).
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 6