In the future, Earth is no longer inhabitable. A school field trip leads the class and a few marine grunts to the remains of Camp Crystal Lake where they discover two cryogenically frozen bodies, one of a beautiful young woman, and the other, a vaguely familiar looking man in a hockey mask and carrying a machete, in his right hand. The group decides to bring the bodies back for testing and re-animation. But what was the first mistake, bringing the two bodies back with them or thawing them out so that the unstoppable Jason Voorhees can return again to wreak havoc and murder everyone in his sight? But what if Jason was upgraded, making him more dangerous than he ever was before?
So far, this has to be the worst Friday The 13th ever made. Honestly, I thought this part sucked a lot more than “Jason Goes To Hell” and that’s going some. I think New Line should have stayed away from Friday The 13th series. Ever since they touched it, they have ruined every part that have released.
The only really good scene, in this part, was when Jason got his upgrade to “Uber-Jason”. The rest of the movie felt like I was watching Star Wars or Star Trek. The funny thing is… there was a quote, in the movie, when Rowen, played by Lexa Doig, asked if there was a way to just beam them up. There were a few funny sections, within the movie, and probably more than most of the previous parts. Another good thing was Jason’s new machete. Also, the scene where Jason was inside the virtual reality and he killed the two girls inside of their sleeping bags was pretty decent and funny. Though, other than that, the movie completely sucked, in my opinion.
As for the storyline, I thought it was horrible. They never explained anything about how Jason got out of Hell or anything from part 9. It leaves you wondering if they’ll decide to make a part 9.5 or something. Another bad thing was, when Jason got his upgrade, I recall hearing the theme music from another movie (I’m thinking Hellraiser but not sure).
I thought the acting was fine and didn’t notice any errors or flaws. The only problem I had was with one of the actresses but can’t recall her name. I know it was her role to be a whiny bitch but it got annoying, after a while. She kept crying about everything and made the movie complicated to watch. Like I said though, it was her role to be like that but I just wished they didn’t make anyone like that, in this movie. It was bad enough, just to watch it, they didn’t have to make it even worse. Also, I thought Kane Hodder did another great job at playing Jason Voorhees, as usual. I just wished they used him for all of the original movies. It sucks that he was stuck with the lame parts.
Another thing I didn’t like was how Jason now has hair or more than the previous films. I guess, when he was in Hell, he decided to try out Rogain or some hair growth formula. I did notice a few flaws with this, as well. When they first showed Jason, he had hair. When they have him laying on the table or whatever, his head looked like the previous films without the hair. Then, when he woke up, they showed him with hair again. I just found it weird that New Line screwed up on that.
Anyways, if you enjoyed most of the original Friday The 13th films, you probably won’t like this one. If you didn’t like “Jason Goes To Hell”, then you really won’t like this one, either. I would only recommend this movie to someone looking for a Science Fiction / Horror movie.
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