Did the Friday remake do Jason proud?

Discussion in 'Site Polls' started by rhett, Feb 17, 2009.

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How was the FRIDAY THE 13TH remake?

  1. Awesome. It surpassed all expectations.

    16 vote(s)
    11.4%
  2. Good. A successful relaunch.

    53 vote(s)
    37.9%
  3. Mediocre. Crystal Lake just ain't the same.

    47 vote(s)
    33.6%
  4. Dud. Bring on Jason X2!

    24 vote(s)
    17.1%
  1. Matt89

    Matt89 Well-Known Member

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    As much as I think the movie's a mess, ironically, the first 20 mins are the only thing I actually liked about this movie. It just took a nosedive after that. For me, my personal issue is that it didn't feel like a Friday the 13th movie. And it's not because the others were made in the '80s, they made Wrong Turn feel like a horror film from the '70s/'80s, so why weren't they able to do it here? That's really the only MAJOR issue I have with the film.

    ~Matt
     
  2. maybrick

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    Exactly, and I have to also argue against this film's supposed lack of creative kills. I thought hanging a person over a fire trapped in a sleeping bag to be very original. That's the kind of thing that would've given me nightmares as a kid. I also really dug the quick stab through the top of the skull at the lake. Granted, none of these are over the top in gore, but I found them to be pretty effective. It's pretty funny that on the one hand there are people complaining that Jason is too smart and plotting with his kills and on the other the kills aren't creative enough. If you want it both ways then that's one hell of a contradiction when you think about it!
     
  3. Anthropophagus

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    I watched this last night, for free thankfully, I should preface this by stating that I was a big fan of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake;
    If you have not seen this film yet and intend too, stop reading now.
    I thought this Friday The 13th re-imagining was beyond awful and boring as hell to boot.
    My issues with it:
    1) It did not feel at all like a re-imagining it could have easily been called Friday The 13th Part III, Part VI, Part XX it would have fit in with the rest of the mediocre sequels that came after Part IV.
    2) Absolutely no character development of any kind and did they intend to make the 'teenage' cast so annoying that I was actually looking forward to Jason butchering them. The characters were cringe-worthy and there was not one likeable character in the lot. It actually made the original casts of the Friday films look great by comparison, worst acting I have seen in a long time.
    3) Aside from the presence of Jason, I thought this could have easily been any anonymous direct to dvd slasher film. I may be in the minority here but I enjoyed Joyride 2 more than this, even though that was pretty bad too.
    4) I did not find the gore or kills impressive in the slighest, they reminded me at times of some of the classic kills in the eighties film but I was hoping to see the brutality stepped up in the vein of the TCM remake. This was just tired and ho-hum.
    5) Jason was just not scary to me, I missed the slower, stalking portrayal by Kane Hodder. Grew up with it, sorry....
    6) The scene where Jason got his hockey mask was a let down, not nearly as iconic as Part III.
    7) Much like the Rob Zombie Halloween remake, I did not appreciate the white trash quotient too much. The character who wanted to fuck both the Hustler magazine and the wooden mannequin was a bit too out there for me. Really stupid and not necessary.
    That being said, glad I did not pay for this, I may actually hate it as much as Zombie's Halloween.
     
  4. spawningblue

    spawningblue Deadite

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    Maybe they didn't want it to feel like a movie from the 80s? The 80s movies as awesome as they were fell flat, so maybe they wanted to step away from that and make it their own modern incarnation.
     
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    No, it felt like a horror film from the '00s and I don't have a problem with that. I don't mean to compare apples to oranges, but Casino Royale didn't feel anything like a James Bond film from any other decade and I don't have a problem with that, either.

    My biggest problem is that the storyline didn't involve people trying to reopen Camp Crystal Lake. Maybe they're saving it for the sequel.
     
  6. Matt89

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    Meh, maybe it'll grow on me. I'm definitely gonna give it another chance when it hits DVD/blu-ray. With that "alternate cut" there might be something there worth seeing.

    ~Matt
     
  7. Mok

    Mok Family is Forever

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    I was with you bigdaddy up until I realized that any given F13 film is loaded with misses and sprinkled with hits - save for the first two.

    I think it was good...for a F13 film. They didn't do the legend justice, but oh well, we got some great kills and some nice tits to look at.

    EDIT: Paff, you pretty much summed up the last 8 Friday the 13th movies. However, as this was supposed to be a remake of the the first three, so I totally understand and agree with your disappointment.

    I'd still say "good" though, just because of the franchise's track record.
     
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  8. Bobbywoodhogan

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    Alot of peeps on here just outright hate remakes and reimaginings, end of the day its there loss.

    Its like Jeepers Creepers is hated on here and pretty much everyone I know loves that movie yet on here they mostly thought it was s**t. Same with TCM remake which in my opinion is alot better than the original (which I dont like). They just dont like alot on here.
     
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    Good.

    Enjoyed this. Had about everything I wanted to see in a slasher so yeah, bring on the sequel :)
     
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    I always thought one of the draws of the series, except for maybe the first two, is to see a bunch of annoying and dumb ass teens get killed, so when I hear people complaining about the characters being so annoying that you just wanted them to die, I ask again, what did you expect?

    I will agree that this doesn't have the feel of the entries from the 80's, but other than that, the plot and characters are pretty on-par with the bulk of the series.
     
  11. drown021

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    I went with mediocre.I was hoping form more brutal/bloody/gory kill's than I got. I've never been a big F13th fan although I did like FvsJ and Jason X. My buddy I saw the movie with thought it was pretty good , which was suprising because he doesnt really like horrror movies and I had to basically drag him to see it. It wasn't bad and it wasn't really good.I'm glad I saw it in theatres and I know I'll buy it when it hit's dvd but I'd give it a 6.5/10.Standard F13th imo. It was nice to see the boobies though.
     
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    Oh my......
     
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    I always thought that the kids in the original franchise/series did not get truly annoying until Part V.
     
  14. Anthropophagus

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    ...and there was nothing about Debisue Voorhees that annoyed me in Part V either.
     
  15. bigdaddyhorse

    bigdaddyhorse Detroit Hi-on

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    Madness! Joyride 2 was complete sun-dried dogshit, at least this was fresh brown turds.:D

    Speaking of perfect nipple placement! :sperm:
     
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    where's the chopping mall remake? c'mon people!
     
  17. gore

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    Good.

    Enjoyed this. Had about everything I wanted to see in a slasher so yeah, bring on the sequel :)

    Hey look, a remake!
     
  18. Spit

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    All right, much better then the recent Jason movies. I'd give it a 7/10. Only one jump scare really got me.
     
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    dude! Totally! You maybe be on to something there. I mean hell if mbv got a remake a chopping mall one might not be out of the question.
     
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  20. DrHerbertWest

    DrHerbertWest For Your Health

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    Could be some spoilers in this, so pass on if you don't wanna be SHOCKED...

    Gotta say I'm with Matt89 on this one. Just a really big disappointment. People can say that it's just like all the sequels and all the haters are being hypocritical because every movie basically has the same thing going on but Matt was right when he said FT13th films have a certain vibe to them. I don't really want to see Jason trapping women in some underground cavern that he supposedly dug out. I don't need to see burned dolls and dirty photographs. I don't need marijuana plantations. There's more I don't need but I don't want this post to get cut short. I have no problem with a "smarter" Jason but... putting a woman in a sleeping bag, setting a beartrap, putting the sleeping bag above a fire and then sitting back and watching is a little much for me. It's like Jason got a screener of Saw V and loved it so much he started watching "torture porn" movies. I'm also with Matt when he says this is just like Leatherface with a hockey mask. If I had no idea who had directed this and just sat down to watch it, about ten minutes in I would be wondering if this guy had anything to do with the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake.

    I guess I could go with a few positives... I thought Jared Padalecki did just fine. I felt sympathy for him and his sister (who I actually would've rather seen dead than "held hostage.") The black guy in the film was slightly-not-stereotyped and that was nice. I didn't mind him either. Jason being fast and brutal was cool. It's good to not see a zombie Jason getting hacked up and shot and stabbed and then still walking. Some of the deaths were kind cool... The aforementioned dude in the bear trap got a pretty sick little moment.

    And did any one else hate that closing line? "JASON... SAY HI TO MOMMY...IN HELL!" I literally groaned out loud.
     

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