Thursday, December 16, 2010

FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 6: JASON LIVES



Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives Movie Review

Tommy Jarvis, this time played by Thom Mathews, the third actor to play the character, returns to Jason’s grave to cremate him. Once there, he stabs Jason with a metal rod that is then struck by lightning, bringing Jason back to life. Yeah, Jason is full blown superhuman now, and continues to stalk and kill young people around camp Crystal Lake, now called Forest Green. This is the point in the series when some people become bigger fans because now Jason is completely unstoppable. I myself begin to lose a bit of interest starting with this film (actually with part 5 as Jason wasn’t even the killer) because I liked it better when Jason was human and able to be killed. Another thing that sort of kills this movie for me is the attempted comedy throughout, in particular with the paintball group. Still, there are a couple worthy things here. It features one of my favorite killings (bent over backwards) and it shows Jason has at least a bit of a heart, as we learn here that he will not kill children. It goes a bit off story line towards the end of the film. Interestingly, there is no nudity in this film either, a first for the series. Another side note: fans of the 70’s television show Welcome Back, Kotter will be delighted to see Horshack (Ron Palillo) make an appearance in the beginning.

"Hello. How are ya?"

The body count is high in this outing, which is good, but there is just something about this movie that I couldn’t get in to. It could be the mostly bad acting, or the awful script and dialogue—too many one-liners and attempted humor makes this come off as a Nightmare On Elm Street wannabe. Whatever it is, this movie is just okay as a stand-alone horror and the second worst (so far) of the Friday the 13th Series.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 5

Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives Movie Trailer 

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