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Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning Movie Review
Having killed Jason in part 4, Tommy (John Shepard) is now older and on his way to a house for the mentally unstable. The patients, and several random people, soon start dropping like flies thanks to a killer on the loose. To me this is the first really bad movie of the series. The story is beyond stupid (more on this later), the acting is terrible, and the dialogue worse. There are a lot of killings in this installment, but almost all happen off camera and are very uninteresting, if not plain boring and/or ridiculous. The only remotely interesting character in the movie is Reggie (Shavar Ross), but I probably only like him because I used to watch him on Diff’rent Strokes. Violet (Tiffany Helm) brings the 80s hotness, but is not in the movie much.
***SPOILER ALERT***Unlike every other Friday The 13th movie since the first, there is a question of who the killer is! They play it off like it is Jason throughout most of the film but it is rather obvious it’s not, and the twist ending is nothing short of awful. ***END SPOILER***
The first four films in this series range from good to awesome—this one is makes me wish they would have stopped at four.
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 4
Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning Movie Trailer