Saturday, September 16

Movie Review: Friday the 13th (2009)

Film Title: Friday the 13th
Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
Released: 209
Genre: Horror 
Rating: R
Where I Got It: Borrowed copy from friend

A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.


Been a long while since I have seen a Jason movie. I've wanted to watch this for a while because I like the one guy who plays in Supernatural. Also, Jason is one the scariest supernatural killers. So why not watch a reboot?

The story is pretty much the same as the old movies. Jason kills counselors (or pretty much anyone who is a young adult who happens to come in his wood) who he blames for his drowning as a boy and for his mom's murder. 

This was pretty good. Very gruesome which is what one would desire for a film like this. If you are not good around movies with gruesome murders and deaths...stay away. There were a few scenes I had to look away from because BLEH! 

I did like a little twist they added with one of the girls. I can't say what, but it made Jason seem....not more human....but....I am not sure what the word is, but I liked this version of Jason. He was more clever and smarter. This made him scarier than the original Jason. 

My only issue with the film was how predictable it was. I could guess what was coming next and how the ending was going to happen. They followed a lot of the pitfalls of horror movies and there was nothing original really.  

The cast was decent. I wanted to punch that one rich kid in the face. He was such an asshat. 

In the end, I feel this was a decent reboot of the original. Nothing amazing, but entertaining if you like a horror movie. I do wish they got a little more creative with the plot. I did like this version of Jason a lot though. I'll give this a 4. 


Blodeuedd said...

Horror is just so horror!

Carole Rae said...

Horror is good.

Anachronist said...

I don't like predictability in my horrors.

Carole Rae said...

Ana, I don't either thus why I didn't give it the best was still okay.