Friday The 13th (2009) – Movie Review

Official Score = 2 Devils

Official Score = 2 Devils

Remakes are an interesting can of worms, you see, you would think that they would use some bit of technology that when the original movie did not have, or would add something that the original filmmakers forgot to put in, and that would make it better, right?

Well sadly, it usually doesn’t, I mean for me it doesn’t make the movie better, but actually worse, just worse in a way where if the movie was a stand alone it could be good, but as a connected film to a masterpiece it usually sucks.

The reason that I mention this is because, Friday The 13th (2009), as a stand alone would have been fun! A great example of this is, ‘Jason Voorhees’, as the killer in the original Friday The 13th movies, he is almost more of a supernatural monster then a regular killer… In the remake he is this weird sort of maniac animal that is always wearing a hockey mask…

Another great example of all of this is the fact that they still never really explain why after Jason some how ends up making it out of the lake, why he is still obsessed with his mother, but never ends up making it back to her, I mean in the original I always assumed that there was some sort of supernatural reason why he came back to life and never ended up coming back to his mother… But in the remake they pretty much openly admit that he is still alive but is living out his life as weird sort of hermit!

The new face of evil at, ‘Camp Crystal Lake’

Also, in the remake movie, it seems like the entire town of, ‘Crystal Lake’ knows about Jason and his killing spree, but are not interested in doing anything about it… Weird huh?

But that is the bad stuff, the truth is, is there is some good stuff to, I liked the cast, and how they had the classic group of friends who came to Crystal Lake for the weekend and end up all getting killed off… I liked Jared Padalecki (Supernatural) and the work that he did as the concerned brother who is just trying to rescue his sister, and ends up along with Danielle Panabaker (Mr. Brooks) fighting against the big bad monster in the final battle…

Clay Miller (Jared Padalecki) and Jenna (Danielle Panabaker), as they are being pursued by, ‘Jason Voorhees’.

And in all truth you guys, this movie is not the greatest movie I have ever seen, and as a connected movie to the, ‘Friday The 13th’ series this movie is not one of the best of the lot…  But in all truth, the direction that the series was taking had this movie really going the only way that it could… I wish that they did better, but they didn’t, so fair enough, if you are a fan of the series you may not love this movie, but I do think it will keep you interested in the series, and if you are new to it, well… Enjoy!