Compared to parts 7, 8 and 9 I liked the F13th remake. I really liked how it has elements and gives tribute to the original first 4 Friday movies. I was super relieved they didn't cast "dummy" as Jason. And killing off the obvious survivor girl was pretty original. I didn't see that coming at all.
There were some serious problems though, here they are:
1) Jason being a kidnapper: Jason held a girl hostage for 4 weeks? Are we supposed to believe that Jason, fed this chick, went every day to get her water, emptied out buckets of her shit and piss, and kept this girl alive for that long? Why??? For what reason? Jason doesn't do that! Jason's whole MO is, if you fuck around Camp Crystal Lake, you get butchered. No exceptions. People could say that Amy Steel tricked him temporarily in Part 2 by throwing on his mom's moldy sweater, but as soon as Jason saw his moms head, he went after her. Jason had his moms head on display in the remake so he knew it wasn't her. There's no reason for her to have been alive.
2) The douche chilling ending line: I can't stand catchphrases or when people try to be cool before killing someone by saying some saucy line. When that chick said "Say hello to your mother Jason... IN HELL" It was one of those "kick the TV set in with your Doc Marten's" moments. Luckily, I was barefoot, so I didn't do it. Some movies can pull it off, like the EVil Dead movies. I didn't even mind the closing kill line in the Evil Dead remake, but it did make me roll my eyes a bit. It just came off so hokey it sort of spoiled everything up to that point.
3) After Jason gets his head caved in from the wood chipper. Why exactly do they drag his body out to the lake and dump him in it? They threw out the most important piece of evidence! Plus Jason is a big mother fucker. Imagine going through the ordeal the survivors went through, they've got to be physically and emotionally drained. Why do they feel compelled to all of a sudden drag a 250+ lb corpse all the way to the lake. Would the cops be so understanding? Hell no! they;d probably be arrested for the murders of every corpse that was found. Plus one of the corpses, the guy was seen in public having a fight with, that wouldn't bode well with a cop.
It wasn't bad, but those parts were so confounding and maddening, that it sort of left me feeling very indifferent. Could've been worse though, it could've been as bad as the NOES remake.
I'd really like to see a prequel. Showing Jason being raised by his mom and how he became the monster that he is. BUt that's too much of a fan movie, and I'm sure they're looking for a script with broader appeal.
Last edited by Toadliquor (2014-03-02 17:33:33)