Friday, February 13, 2009


Well my sweeties, Adam and I went to see Friday the 13th and it was less than stellar.  It was kinda disappointing as most things are when you anticipate them so much.  We had our hopes up for a spectacular showing of gore and gruesomeness but instead were greeted with something that was more PG-13 than terrifying.  Of course as one would expect in a Friday the 13th movie there was the standard nudity and a fare amount of dying but there was not gore, I wanted to see buckets of blood and guts being strung from here to there and alas, there was none.  Not to mention the ridiculous story line that left at least one survivor but the way she survived was not at all like the Friday the 13th's from the past.  It was more like watching a  modern day horror film, with the bevy of attractive characters who manage to escape the clutches of evil through a lot of running and seemingly easy maneuvers.  I will say that the movie was very well filmed, Michael Bay did a good job of setting the scenes and left a person jumping at every falling chair and surprise madman behind you technique, but it was not surprising so much at is was startling.  Of course the music played more into this than the actual shock.  A loud bang at just the right time can make a person jump in their seats, but what the movie was lacking was some real good horror.  There were about 10 deaths in the whole movie and some were pretty awesome, like the 'jerk' getting impaled by the rods sticking out of the guys truck and then being dragged off.  I mean, that was great, but the arrow through the head of the kid driving a boat...I mean, come on, since when did Jason Voorhees have a compound bow and arrow...never.  Also, when did Jason Voorhees ever, and I mean EVER, let a victim live?  Sure, people  have gotten away, but when did he have the power to impale and chose not too?  Sure in part 2 there was the whole "is this my mother speaking to me beyond the grave" thing, but he didn't chain her up and keep her alive.  NO!  He would have stabbed her. Repeatedly.  But for those who want to enjoy a pretty good horror movie without all the background of the original Friday the 13th's than sure, go see the movie and enjoy.  But please don't put a lot of faith into the recreation of the Jason we knew and loved of the past, just enjoy the movie as any other semi-decent horror movie of this day and age.  

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