Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Friday the 13th.... Again.

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Hello everyone!
I just got back from watching the new Friday the 13th remake. Wanna know what I think?
To bad Its happening anyways.

This movie wasn't so bad to tell you the truth. It brought back the slasher film status with more gore and gratuitous nudity, which is exactly what a slasher flick should be. For the longest time horror films are nothing but psychological mind jobs that make you wet your pants in front of everyone ( shut up! it only happened once). But this brought back the loud noises, the gore and the (cough) unnecessary but 100% needed sex!

The film takes place basically after the first Friday the 13th movie. It explains the whole reason why Jason is around today in the first couple of minutes of the film. Then boom, right into a campy bloodbath with bad over-acting and the obligatory naughty college girl. It was really cool until you realize that your only 15 minutes into the movie and the entire cast is dead! How the hell did that happen? When you see something like this...

Apparently that was just the beginning credits! the whole time Im sitting there thinking, " Jason better slow down or hes gonna run out of people to kill!" But I was wrong!

The movie continues on with some more annoyingly cool and popular college kids on a break, in some rich pain in the ass' parents cabin near...(cue dramatic music!) Camp Crystal Lake! It continues with a guy looking for his sister, ( one of the girls in the opening scenes.) and eventually join up in this one house and getting picked off one by one slowly, via a screwdriver in the neck, naked chick impaled on dear horns, and plenty machete's in the head! Definitely a plethora of carnage for all to enjoy.

Now onto the acting, story and all around.

Acting was atrocious, but then again I like to give the actors the benefet of the doubt, this isn't "The Godfather" or "Boondock Saints" people. This is supposed to be a campy film where the main focus is blood and boobs. Not performance. So in their own right, I think its fair to give them a little bit of leway in their skills and say that their performance was adequte. Who knows the director may have given them the direction to perform that way.

The story was prety decent. It kept up with the typical slasher film where everyone gets killed in bizzare ways and the killer ends up dead ( or is he?). But this one has something a little different. I really don't want to go into it becuase then that will give away some of the premise of the film. But lets just say that it ends up being a little different and I think it works well. Also, this story it is based off of the original Friday the 13th films and they really didnt have much of a plot other than try and stay alive. So with this little bit of a twist it is definately better than some of the originals.

Over all I think this film is definately fun! I had a great time watching this movie, laughing and jumping at the lound noises, and just coming out of the movie feeling like I hadn't wasted my money in any way.
I give the movie

3 out of 5 Damnit Meg's!

If you haven't seen this movie then go ahead, but then again you can totally wait to see this when it comes out on DVD. It is a lot of fun and you will have a good time.

1 commentsFriday the 13th.... Again.

  1. becomingkate says:

    Dang! I let my eleven year old daughter go see it.

    February 18, 2009 at 11:07 AM

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