Sunday, December 19, 2010

FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 8: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN

Friday the 13th Part 8 Jason Takes Manhattan Movie Review

Jason is resurrected from the bottom of Crystal Lake again, this time through electricity. He soon hops on a boat filled with recent high school graduates on their way to Manhattan to celebrate. My first thought on this: after part 7, you would think that after the police arrived to gather up the dead bodies, they would have pulled Jason from the lake--he WAS just off the shore after all. Another thing you notice early on is that the timeline is thrown off—it is explained that Jason drown 30 years ago, but given the established timeline it should be at least 40 years by this time. Also, flashbacks of Jason as a child are pretty inconsistent with what has been established already. So Jason kills a bunch of people on the boat until it finally arrives in Manhattan—considering this is titled Jason Takes Manhattan one would assume the movie would be primarily set there—it’s not. They don’t arrive there until over an hour into the film.

If he can make it there, he can make it anywhere

The film does get a bit more interesting once there, however, as you see Jason actually walk past people without killing them. Anyways, this is not one of the better films in the series. The plot and dialogue are awful, the acting only slightly better. There is one strange scene where Jason, who never lets out as much as a whimper, screams and almost sounds like he’s crying, and the special effects in the scene are terrible. The music throughout is also bad, to the point that it’s distracting. I do have to admit that one of my favorite death scenes is in this one though.

This one

The end leads you to believe this is the end of the line for Jason, as there is no way he could come back from this. They probably should have stopped here, but oh no, we still have parts 9 and 10 to go.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 5

Friday the 13th Part 8 Jason Takes Manhattan Movie Trailer

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