Monday, February 23, 2009
Friday the 13th (2009)
Director: Marcus Nispel
Tagline: Welcome To Crystal Lake
Cast: Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, Amanda Righetti, Travis Van Winkle, Aaron Yoo,
Derek Mears, Jonathan Sadowski, Julianna Guill, Ben Feldman
MPAA: R for strong bloody violence, some graphic sexual content, language and drug material
Runtime: 97 min
Star Rating: 8/10
This 12th installment of Friday the 13th was said to be a remake of the first, and it is for about the first five minutes, then it is a completely new movie. If you remember the original Friday the 13th, then you recall that Mrs. Voorhees was killer and Jason did not appear until the sequels. At the end of the original, Mrs Vorhees is killed and the same happens in the new version. Jason still has sore feelings about his mother's murder so he lives around the abandoned Camp Crystal Lake slicing and dicing anyone who shows up.
Personally, I think this is not only the best Friday the 13th movie but also one of the best remakes out there. The only downfall was that the acting was not always the best, but it never is in horror films. It has many scary and gruesome killings, which is what I love as a horror fanatic. It also has many jumpy moments to get your heart racing. I had high hopes for this movie going in but I thought in the back of my mind that it would probably end up being crappy, but I was extremely impressed by it and will buy it as soon as it comes out on DVD!
His name was Jason, and today is his birthday.