Friday, October 30, 2009
Guys, it's okay! He just wanted his machete back!
Hello I am the movie encyclopedia and if no one else will see it, I will.
I think the only reason I'm not including this one in the "Horror movie franchise" overview of Friday the 13th is that this is a completly different approach to the Jason Vorahees driven series than the other parts of the series. It mixes the usual slasher formula that we are used to seeing but unlike the other movies in the series and probably unlike other horror franchises, this one takes the joke "(Insert horror franchise) IN SPACE!" seriously as this is:
FRIDAY THE 13th IN SPACE!!!!
Except instead of just saying that which would have made this movie a lot more awesome (it tellse you what it is right in the title) this one just screws with the continuity of the series and calls itself Jason X. Maybe its to make him sound Xtreme or maybe because it IS the 10th movie, but either way its definetly something to behold.
Its not a good movie. We all know that. After the first two in the series the Friday the 13th films have been horrible, cheesy messes. While the 2009 version is actually kind of cool, its still in comparison to other movies..horrible. And thats fine! You dont go into a Friday the 13th movie expecting Citizen Kane. You go in expecting a slasher film where a bunch of idiots get killed.
The "story" of Jason X is that Jason gets cryogenically frozen and wakes up in the future and kills people on a spaceship. If you really expected more than a sentance from me than you are sadly mistaken. The acting is laughable and the dialogue is groan worthy. The kills are inventive if not for the sheer reason they are in space. If you must know what they are here they are!...to "Bodies" by Drowning Pool
There ya go. Thats probably what you wanted to see from this film anyway.
But if you go into this with the right mindset this is actually one of the better films in the series. So if you are on a Vorahees binge than you can do worse than this one
MY VERDICT: AVOID IT (I say this kindly though)