Today is Halloween which is the time to lock your doors, turn off the lights and prepare yourself for a marathon of scary movies. So a film I decided to watch was the remake of the 1980 cult slasher horror classic, Friday the 13th.
This movie follows a man called Clay Miller, who is searching for his missing sister in the mystifying woods of Crystal Lake. At the same time a group college students are lodging in a cabin for mischief and mayhem. Neither one are aware that the woods are being ruled by a hockey-mask wearing killer called Jason Voorhees. Clay and the college students are trespassing on Jason’s woods.
They say that a remake will ruin the movie … that statement is true – this is a undeniable fact. I have not yet watched the 1980 version but the 2009 version is just an excuse to squeeze more money through the use of naked women and sex. This movie had an interesting colour style which got me intrigued but as the story further progressed it just turned into a sad mistake. There are not many compliments I can give to this film but I can not help and praise it being corny and cheesey.
It follows typical conventions of what a slasher horror movie is:
- Psychopath which rampages certain area, making it haunted and a legend
- Group of young adults alone in a cabin together
- A couple who are having sex while the serial killer watches
- A person always tripping over from a monster
- Yelling hello in an ominiously silent house
And various other horror movie cliches. Despite it receiving negative reviews, it still managed to garner $91.3m which does not surprise me because it uses female nudity and a beloved horror monster to help gain the money. The only reason I watched the movie was because of Jared Padalecki. He is well known in his CW TV series, Supernatural and I am majorly crushing on Jared Padalecki. He is such a hunk!
This movie does have a surprising ending as I thought Clay would escape with his sister and a girl he rescued called Jenna. I expected Clay and Jenna to find love after being through such a terrible nightmare. Yet the story kills off Jenna and Clay’s sister is taken back by Jason. The ending is similar to the other Friday the 13th films, but the ending surprised me because it was a cheap horror movie, it would have a rubbish ending.
Jason in this film is the best thing, as well as Jared, since he is badass for killing all the stupid college students. I cheered more for when Jason killed someone than when someone got killed because all the character’s were characterised to being stupid idiots. If they were all nice innocent people, I probably would still cheer for Jason because he kills people with machetes and nothing can kill him. ALTHOUGH HE IS HUMAN, he still beats everyone and I admire that about Jason.
Overall, the movie was a waste of time despite its colour style, location and epic depiction of Jason Voorhees, the film is a cheap excuse to squeeze more money out of people and to show nudity to guys to gain a larger audience. Watch all the Friday the 13th films, pre 2000 because they are the only good ones. However I did hear they are making another Jason Voorhees film but for now that is a rumor so we will have to wait and see.