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<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>2</span>/5

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Time Out says

Thu Feb 12 2009

From Marcus Nispel, director of the half-decent ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ re-make, comes a thoroughly indecent re-imagining of Sean S Cunningham’s formula-fixing ‘slasher movie’: psycho killer slays obnoxious, dope-smoking, promiscuous college kids. Strictly speaking, this offers a pick ‘n’ mix selection from the first three movies, with the first two reprised as a campfire tale and an extended, gory pre-title sequence. As such, it treads a fine line between satisfying fans of the original (and its sequels), and attracting those who weren’t even born in 1980.  

The story of Jason Voorhees and his mad mother having been swiftly disposed of, the sack-hooded Jason starts terrorising visitors to the abandoned Camp Crystal Lake summer camp. His first bunch of victims duly dispatched, the film re-boots itself and flashes forward a few months. Trent, Jenna and their pals are partying at his father’s swanky lakeside home; Clay is searching for his missing sister Whitney. All of them end up on the sharp end of the now hockey-masked Jason’s machete.

Early on, a woman is burned alive inside her sleeping bag, but the subsequent ‘kills’ are standard fare. As is the would-be knowing dialogue: 'Go to the tool shed, it’s just down the path.' The only innovations are Jason’s labyrinthine, subterranean lair and the revival of the original’s adolescent obsession with titillating nudity and sex – topless water-skiing, vigorous coupling and a priceless line about 'perfect nipple placement'. Stunt man Derek Mears is fine as the indestructible Jason, but this is dull, unimaginative stuff.
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18

UK release:

Fri Feb 13, 2009

Duration:

97 mins

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clair

i was spoilt for choice this week with all the films out, but i decided on watching this heap of crap, i was so disappointed, its awful, very bad story line.. really awful actors, a few jump scenes YES, but a good worth while watching horror NO. dont waste your money

Neil Kelly

This is an excellent film, i saw it on fri 13 feb when released and have as a Friday fan been looking forward to it since 2007. It did not disappoint much better than the original which is too slow and all the sequels. Very scary too. Quality just like the Halloween remake.

Neil Kelly

This is an excellent film, i saw it on fri 13 feb when released and have as a Friday fan been looking forward to it since 2007. It did not disappoint much better than the original which is too slow and all the sequels. Very scary too. Quality just like the Halloween remake.

David

Everything you could want from a slasher movie. And a refreshing change from torture gore where deaths are slow and painful to nice and simple slice and dice. Brilliant. For those who complain about the acting and or plot me thinks you are missing the point and perhaps don't understand the concept of slasher movies!

David

Everything you could want from a slasher movie. And a refreshing change from torture gore where deaths are slow and painful to nice and simple slice and dice. Brilliant. For those who complain about the acting and or plot me thinks you are missing the point and perhaps don't understand the concept of slasher movies!

hellojasonvoorhees

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! owned all the films on at the moment, goooooooooooooddddddddddd i love ther director for making such a creative film dont diss,

hellojasonvoorhees

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! owned all the films on at the moment, goooooooooooooddddddddddd i love ther director for making such a creative film dont diss,

aimpleMINDS6

well ithought it was a very good inventive improvement from the old ones, the only bad thing is u dont get toi see jasons face , but there are lots of topless women killings and betrayel i likie that kinda stuff rock on friday the 13th! 6 stars!

aimpleMINDS6

well ithought it was a very good inventive improvement from the old ones, the only bad thing is u dont get toi see jasons face , but there are lots of topless women killings and betrayel i likie that kinda stuff rock on friday the 13th! 6 stars!

jeffery b

yep jason is a good candidate fira reamke good film, everyone that said the acting is crap can go die!!

jeffery b

yep jason is a good candidate fira reamke good film, everyone that said the acting is crap can go die!!

james

best slasher movie ever, jason voorhees owns mate, cmon its really entertaining and i recoomend u see it blud!

james

best slasher movie ever, jason voorhees owns mate, cmon its really entertaining and i recoomend u see it blud!

K*

Boring!!!!!!! I saw more tits last night than I ever have, including my own! 'perfect nipple placement' ?? WHAT??!!! Really poor acting. I cant find a word to describe this film other than CRAP!!

andy foster

absolute garbage! why remake a film with no new ideas or improvements? the gore and effects were better in the original as was the music,and half the killings are off screen,some are just a stab through, and no new ideas,you dont even get to see his face.people who say if you dont like slashers you shouldnt have gone to see it are wrong,i love horrors,but had seen everything this film had to offer,a million times before, and mostly done better.i begrudge giving it one star

tom

This film was "stupendous"! Haha, you've got to watch it to understand. Plenty of tits, gore and laughter. Everything you could want in such a film. Everyone (the main characters) is really, really attractive too - with the obvious exception of Jason.

tom

This film was "stupendous"! Haha, you've got to watch it to understand. Plenty of tits, gore and laughter. Everything you could want in such a film. Everyone (the main characters) is really, really attractive too - with the obvious exception of Jason.

andy fulton

get a grip!! its a slasher movie for gods sake. you get exactly what you want from slasher movies. anyone who didnt enjoy it shouldnt be going to slasher movies to begin with

EvilOne

This is a slasher film, not Woody Allen. It's about mayhem and breasts, for God's sake. And what it is, meant to achieve, it achieves really well.

EvilOne

This is a slasher film, not Woody Allen. It's about mayhem and breasts, for God's sake. And what it is, meant to achieve, it achieves really well.

Lisa

we went because we thought it would be a good film but should have saved our money it was rubbish to predictable and they could not act to save there lives my husband said the best bit was the girls going topless

Paul Stevens

absolute tripe - I seriously considered walking out and demanding my cash back. If anyone marks this above 1 you are intellectually challenged - to state the least!

Em

Unimaginative, boring stuff. Terrible acting. I expected it to be better so I was disappointed.

JMULLER

I SAW THE MOVIE TUESDAY NIGHT, I THOUGHT IT WAS INVENTIVE, SCARY, AND FUNNY. ALL THAT I ASK FOR IN A FRIDAY THE 13TH FILM, YOUR REVIEW IS WAY OFF BASE