It’s been nearly ten years, since Freddy Krueger terrorized people in their dreams, and the towns folk want to keep him erased from their memory. Freddy still has one more plan on getting back to Elm Street. He resurrects Jason Voorhees and sends him off to kill. The more bodies which fall to the ground, the stronger in which Freddy becomes. This is until, Freddy realizes that Jason isn’t going to step aside easily, and must be taken down himself.
I thought Freddy VS. Jason was a great movie. It was sort of weird watching both horror movie classic characters fighting each other.
The main thing that I enjoyed most about this movie was the section where they did a flashback on Jason, in the year 1957. It lets you see what Jason Voorhees went through, at camp that year. With the original 1980 movie, it only tells you about the drowning and the camp counselors being busy with everything else, instead of watching out for the safety of campers.
Another good thing was… this movie, at least, told you both of the beginning stories for each character. It allows those who haven’t seen the movies, since they were first released, to get caught up and remember what each of them did, in their series of movies. Even if you haven’t seen any of the previous movies, it tells you about the characters. So, you don’t miss out on either one’s background history.
The action and kill scenes will keep you going and keep you entertained. The only problem I saw wrong with it was it felt more like I was watching Matrix than a horror movie. Also, they seemed to focus more on Freddy than Jason. Especially, at the beginning and end, when the themes came from “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. Other than that, the story was great!
As for the actors, I thought all of the actors and actresses played their character’s roles very well. I loved seeing Robert Englund playing Freddy Krueger again. I really wished that he was in the remake of “A Nightmare on Elm Street”, which comes out this April of 2010, but that’s a whole different story. As for Jason Voorhees, I wished it was Kane Hodder, who played the character, instead of Ken Kirzinger. I felt like Kane Hodder would have made Jason stand out more and it would deliver more energy. Though, I’m guessing New Line wanted a different actor because they wanted to highlight Robert Englund, since Nightmare is their movie.
The only real issue I had, with this movie, was the part when Jason starts gushing blood. I thought undead don’t have blood and now, they do. Other than that, I thought New Line did a pretty good job on this movie. At least, it was a lot better than their previous attempts at “Friday The 13th” sequels, such as Jason Goes To Hell and Jason X.
If you haven’t seen this movie, it’s definitely worth the watch. It’ll keep you entertained, whether you like horror movies or action movies.
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