Jason X Review
Written by: joe wood
First of all i am one of the biggest friday the 13th fans out there... change that i am one of the biggest JASON fans there is so when i heard of Jason X coming to the big screen i was extremly excited cause it was 10 years that we had seen the the big man so initially, i was stoked. once i did a little more research on the film i kind of got a little worried because (and i don't think that i am alone at this one) this sequel takes place in space. Now i agree with most in the fact that when a movie series chooses space as its backdrop it usually means the nail in the coffin for that series.
But that wasn't the case for this one because it spiced things up and gave us a change in scenery and had a little fun with it but at the same time it kept the most important component of the series (Jason) unfazed, with the exception of the introduction of Uber Jason. If you are a true friday the 13th fan then you will appreciate how even though the scenery is changed and the story is tweaked a lil. The basic plost lines are still there and once Jason starts to do what he does best, you get that old fashioned Crystal Lake feeling even though everything is set in a futuristic world.
The acting in this puppy took a huge hit from a lot of people who had seen this movie because they felt that the actors were extremly cheesy and predictable. Honestly since when has any of the actors in any of the friday series been " oscar worthy". i personally thought that out of the series, this one had some of the cheesiest acting in some parts but overall i thought it had a good core group of actors. Besdies the the main focus of the movie and of the whole series is Jason so why put an actor or actress with oscar winning crdentials in this movie only to be over shadowed by everyone's favorite machete madman.
i am split on the use of cgi in this film because in some scenes it was useless. But other scenes in the film with the cgi kind took it to a whole other level in the film so overall i think it was a good shot in using it but not so much.
Overall, i was impressed with this movie because it ignored the stereotype of slashers in space and made a very solid horror movie that had all the elements of a friday the 13th but with a lil flare. i recommend this move to those that are huge horror fans but for those that don't understand the horror or slasher genere u might want rent kazaam to understand what true horror is.