A group of young adults set up tent near the abandoned summer camp, where a series of gruesome murders are said to have taken place, back in 1980. The perpetrator was a grieving mother, driven insane by the drowning of her child, Jason, whom she believed was neglected by the camp counselors.
As legend has it, the last survivor of the attacks beheaded the woman. But then Jason came back, and now he is a vengeful and inexorable killer, wielding crossbows, swords, axes and other sharp instruments. The legend proves horribly true, as these campers quickly discover.
Six months later, the brother of one of those campers distributes posters of his missing sister. The police believe she took off with her boyfriend; but he knows better. The brother crosses paths with an uptight young rich guy who is having his girlfriend and friends over at his parents’ cabin. The brother ends up at the cabin himself just before his sister’s attacker sets upon them all.
The only problem I had with this movie was the title of it. I didn’t agree with a remake of Friday The 13th and not follow the story of the original part one. It does pick up from where the original left off, with Jason’s mom dying. So, they should have just called it part 2 remake but then it probably wouldn’t make any sense at all, if they did that.
This has everything the first couple parts of this series has. They do, however, give Jason the ability to run but he doesn’t do it too much. I only noticed one part where he did run, which was seen on the trailer.
Another good thing about this version was how they made it into 2 different storylines but both connecting, at the middle and end. Other than that, it’s your basic Friday The 13th movie (in camp, of course). There were a few comedy moments, within the movie, but not a lot. I thought it made the movie more entertaining to watch, personally. Also, I enjoyed seeing how they made Jason Voorhees live underground, in this version, because it gives a more real feeling to the movie. I know a lot of people, including myself, have always wondered where Jason hides out, when he’s not seen walking around.
The only thing I didn’t agree with was the ending. If this is a remake, then Jason is not in “undead” form. So, he should have died, just like he did in part 5. Since a sequel to this version is suppose to come out, I would like to see how they explain him living. Also, I didn’t enjoy the very beginning either, for that matter. Everyone, who followed the original series, knows Jason supposedly drowned in 1957. Then in 1980, his mother was beheaded, with a machete. So, when they flash-backed to 1980, at the beginning of this version, Jason was still a little boy, when they showed him going over to his mother. It took him 23 years to finally grow up to an adult size?
Anyways, if you liked Friday The 13th parts 1 through 6, then you’ll enjoy this one, as well. It was worth watching, to me.
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