Thursday, December 2, 2010

FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2

Friday the 13th Part 2 Movie Review

Taking place five years after the original Friday The 13th, we see a group of counselors starting camp near Crystal Lake, where Jason Vorhees drown as a child and his mother killed counselors five years prior. It is said that Jason witnessed his mother’s killing and has come back for revenge. This is a pretty solid sequel to the original. It lays out the foundation for the rest of the series, expanding on the story and giving a good base to work with. The gore is down a bit in this one, but the body count is still pretty high as the trend of killing off anybody having sex starts. Jason himself looks very different here than we are used to in later films, with the obvious difference being he is wearing a white burlap sack (almost identical to the killer from The Town That Dreaded Sundown) instead of his trademark hockey mask.

Still scary

He is also much smaller in this film (to give you an idea, at one point in the movie a woman in a car opens a door to hit him and he falls backwards), more clumsy, and much more human. The acting is still not bad here, with Amy Steel (April Fool’s Day) doing a really good job as the lead. The ending is an interesting one, fooling with the psychology of Jason, and they try to recapture the surprise of the first, though it doesn’t come off as well here. Overall, this a good horror film that sets the pace for the rest of the series.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 8

Friday the 13th Part 2 Movie Trailer 

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