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Friday the 13th (2009)


Jeff Nelson

Friday the 13th is the film all horror fans should check out.

Friday the 13th (2009)
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Sometimes it is weird to think how long a movie franchise has lasted. Friday the 13th has reached its twelfth sequel. The company is even in progress of making a thirteenth sequel, possibly in 3D. Some sequels are better than others, but this is the first remake to hit theaters.

Most of the public knows the story of the original Friday the 13th. It is about a boy named Jason Voorhees who drowned in Camp Crystal Lake. He is horribly deformed and now lives at the abandoned camp. A guy named Clay goes to the camp to find his lost sister. A group of teenagers visit this camp to have sex, do drugs, alcohol, and party. Little do they know, they aren't alone. The idea of being alone in the forests with a killer on the loose can be a scary concept. This film doesn't focus on story, writing, and characters. It focuses on shock, gore, and body count.

Jared Padalecki (Supernatural) is Clay. He is the most level-headed and relatable character. Padalecki does a decent job. Derek Mears is Jason Voorhees. Many will question why it matters since he doesn't talk. His body type and the way he moves is big for his role. Derek does a wonderful job as Jason. He gives Jason something no other movie in this franchise has gotten. Jason is bigger, faster, and stronger than ever. The acting is alright, with the exception of Derek Mears.

When a big hollywood remake is released, I expect great visuals. The companies have the money, but sometimes decide not to spend it on visuals. This flick has some great props. The look of the film is dreary and ominous. Each prop is designed perfectly. The mask of Jason seems to look different in each movie of this series. This is one of the best looking masks to be released through the years. The visuals pass with flying colors.

Friday the 13th is a well-done remake. Viewers can't expect a good script, character development or oscar-winning acting. This film is made to entertain and be in your face with violence and nudity. It is entertaining from start to finish and has a very large body count. Friday the 13th is the film all horror fans should check out.

My Rating = Four Stars

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