View Full Version : Feelin' bad for Jason...........
03-23-2002, 05:23 PM
I just came from seeing Blade 2 (which kicked fucking ass IMHO) and before the flick they had a trailer for Jason X. I thought the acting looked horrible and some scenes looked a bit hokey (which is OK since I'm a HUGE F13th fan), but after the trailer was over the whole goddamn theater started to LAUGH. Everyone thought that the trailer must have been a joke. It was such a sad moment. My girlfriend laughed at me too since she knows how much I want to see that movie and she thought it looked so stupid. I have a bad feeling when this hits the theater circuit, the box office could be less than satisfactory. That means we can kiss Jason vs. Freddy goodbye.........
03-23-2002, 06:00 PM
They could have avoided all that if they didn't use that trendy Drowning Pool shit some call "a song" in the background, and hype the Robo-Jason as the whole part of the movie. It's the end, and really brought th emovie down, and they only showed a quick part of it, people would probably like it more.
03-23-2002, 06:17 PM
hahaha that same exact laughing thing happend when they showed the trailer for it when i saw Resident Evil ... the whole theater was cracking up. i mean, i could see why, but still, i feel bad for him also. im dyin to see this flick in the theater and i know ill be there on opening day!
jason is not doing too good these days, other than the cool toys.
I mean, we will never get to see his movies uncut on dvd, and that jason vs freddy movie may never get done.
bad acting and trendy brainless marketing guys are not helping matters at all for the new one.
03-23-2002, 07:42 PM
I guess Jason is considered just an old fart by some :confused:, in this brave :rolleyes: new world. Honestly, who would've thought we'd one day be feeling sorry for an insane old backwoods serial killer in a hockey mask ?. I may not agree with those who laugh :mad: (I laugh at them :D !), but I can see why some would say he's a joke though. I mean, is he supposed to be alive, a ghost, or a zombie, or even a robot (huh !?) now ?. For his own sake I sometimes wish he'd stay dead and buried, and leave us with the memories :(.
03-23-2002, 08:08 PM
They were probally laughing more because of all this high tech look of the trailer. The explosions, techno music, in space, accompanying a killer that used to live in the woods at Crystal Lake? To me, it looks just as good as all these other "thrilling roller coaster ride" movies that I think are all shit. Im 26. Am I just getting old, or do most of the teenagers also find this annoying? But then most teenagers are annoying too (except the ones at this site :)) and I guess they were just made for each other and can bask in their annoyingness!
03-23-2002, 08:21 PM
I think there being no Freddy vs. Jason might not be so bad. I mean I love Freddy and Jason and all those guys, Except Michael, I never got into Halloween. But how could it possibly work? Does Freddy start stalking Jason in his dreams? I don't think anybody could pull it off now. Maybe back in the 80's - best decade ever, by the way - but now the studio cocksmokers would probably want it PG-13, they'd chop it to shit and make it really goofy and jokey.
Anyway, I'm looking foward to Jason X, but that Uber Jason, or whatever the fuck they're calling it, is so ridiculous looking to me.
It looks like a bullet proof vest bodysuit with grey plastic pieces from some little kids toy glued to it. The hockey mask is classic, you don't mess with a classic. Especially if you make it worse than it was.
03-23-2002, 08:38 PM
Freddy vs Jason would have to be awful. there is no way that they could make either of them win, they would probly end up teaming up against something or someone or something lame. i just coudlnt see the studios having one win over the other, that was always my big problem with this idea.
03-23-2002, 09:27 PM
Originally posted by DefJeff
i just coudlnt see the studios having one win over the other, that was always my big problem with this idea.
True. One of the pieces of hype I always heard was that they'd film different endings with both guys winning & then, as a gimmick, you'd get a random ending at the theatre. Personally, I'd go for that.
I also saw the Jason X trailer & Blade 2 & lots of people were laughing out loud. I dunno, I think it could do well; cross your fingers.
03-24-2002, 06:32 AM
I feel bad for Jason also. The crowd at the theatre I went to were also in hysterics. Man, It almost brought a fucking tear to my eye. That whole "Let the bodies hit the floor, let the bodies hit the floor" crap wasn't helping matters either. Except maybe for those gum smacking teenies out there. Some of these people today man, straight made out of plastic I tell ya. I almost kinda felt embarrassed for Jason too. As if he was my homeboy or something. God bless you Jason. We still love ya buddy!
03-24-2002, 07:04 AM
Hmmmm.......kinda hard to feel sorry for a series that hasn't strayed from its formula once in the past 20+ years.......don't get me wrong...I loved Jason as an icon in the earlier installments (2-4), which were nice popcorn flicks back in the day........but the whole series was painfully by-the-numbers and each installment just got progressively worse. There were so many angles that the series could have taken....but never did...........
03-24-2002, 07:32 AM
Yea man, but this isn't Jason's fault now is it. hehehe:D :D :D
03-24-2002, 08:07 AM
Well, I was one of those people who laughed uproariously at the <b>Jason X</b> trailer, but (and forgive me if wrong) I think that was the point.
I know most of the people here hate to have their horror crossed with comedy, but I'm okay with that mix...on occasion. <b>Eight Legged Freaks</b> jumps immediately to mind. Obviously, that movie isn't going to take itself too seriously and it looks to be a blast.
That's exactly how I read the <b>Jason X</b> trailer. It looks almost to be a satire of slasher sequels. I mean, come on! A group of teenagers, in space, dig up an "entity" on a distant planet and it turns out to be Jason Vorhees?! It's obvious that the filmmakers are going for something other than your run of the mill slasher flick here. Sure, it's going to be hard to pull off, but I for one am glad they are trying something different.
Frankly, that trailer makes me want to see this movie. And it will be the first <b>F13th</b> movie in many a moon that I will pay to see in a theater.
"It's okay. He just wanted his machette back!" That line kills me! Genius!
03-24-2002, 04:08 PM
I haven't seen a trailer yet, and probably am gonna cringe when I do, but hell there's no way I'm not seeing it in theaters. Never seen Jason on the big screen :(.
03-24-2002, 04:39 PM
Goddamn you people take life too fucking seriously!
The trailer is supposed to be funny. I've seen Jason X and the movie has some funny moments. All Friday the 13th movies have some humerous moments. This isn't "Seven" or "Silence of the Lambs" people, it's a Friday the 13th movie.
03-24-2002, 05:20 PM
I personally think the trailer is great! Very well done, catchy and entertaining. Many of my non-horror friends, when I showed them it, said it looked "sweet" and that they'd go see it for sure. Predicting the films box office is going to be a tough feat indeed, I really don't know how this will fair. With the recent success of pop culture updates of popular horror franchises like Resident Evil, there is reason to hope that this will rekindle interest in the faltering series, as well as the fact that the delay has generated increased fan interest. There hasn't been a slasher in theaters basically since the "film" Valentine, so people should be hungry for some old fashioned carnage. But who knows...all I know is that I will be there, front row, opening night! :D
03-24-2002, 10:41 PM
I personally think its gonna suck, just like the rest of the 13 series. Wow, jason is back once again to kill more pretty teens with no motive. yawn.
03-25-2002, 03:04 AM
Originally posted by rhett
There hasn't been a slasher in theaters basically since the "film" Valentine, so people should be hungry for some old fashioned carnage. But who knows...all I know is that I will be there, front row, opening night!:D
Hell yea! I'll be there with bells on. I didn't mind the Jason X trailer at all. Jason Lives didn't take itself seriously and I thought it was a good installment. Sure, it looks cheesy, but I've been eagerly awaiting Jason's return to the big screen.
Bring on the fuckin' carnage!:D
03-25-2002, 07:39 AM
I'm really surprised that this is even getting a theatrical release. As far the production values, there have literally been episodes of Battlestar Galactica which look better than this film. It's a fucking mess.
George Romero makes an excellent little film like Bruiser and it goes straight-to-video. Sleepless barely plays a few theatres before sharing the same fate. Session 9 probably does a little worse...
but JASON X! That's some quality product!
03-25-2002, 03:47 PM
I'm really upset about teh jasonx thing.. i didnt see the trailer, but i saw what jason looks like in a fangora magainze, and i thought.. what the fuck happend? this movie is going to be so bad, its going to be a camp classic probably. i will go see it, but damn.. i wish that over the last 6 years since jason goes to hell, they couldve made some story up, and made it really scary. cuz this is just going to be blood and rock and roll, and a bad ending. with some fine actors i bet. lol... to the person who said all jaosn movies have funny moments, yea those were the bad ones... the orignal f13 was the best, they should just re release that shit to theaters.. oh yeah who is financing jason x??
03-27-2002, 04:47 AM
I think everyone here who is looking down at this film because of its trailer shouldn't be so fast to give up on seeing this gem. I got a chance to see the screener, and I thought this was one of the best Jason films ever! I really hated JGTH, so i'll gladly replace X as the true final sequel.
As silly as the trailer looked when I saw it at the Res Evil showing, (I laughed too) the reaction of the audience was pretty positive! They seemed to laugh a little and cheer for Jason. I thought that was awesome. Good to see that people want to see Jason again.....
As for the film I thought that it was actually funny at times, definitely the ending where he does something with the sleeping bags.....
I thought this film was gonna be crap when I saw the trailer, but the film really surprised me..... they managed to make super jason somewhat cool.
03-27-2002, 01:24 PM
Originally posted by Sinister Ash
..... they managed to make super jason somewhat cool.
Super Jason?!?!? Whoa!
My sis beat me to the punch on Blade II & I asked her what was her reaction on Jason X.....she said it looked STUPID & she changed her mind about seeing it! She also confirmed what most of U have already said, people in the audience were laughing & sighing "Oh brother" at the trailer! Kinda discouraging!
I'll be there to support Jason! I still haven't seen the trailer...but U know what? Maybe its better I don't! Trailers sometimes mess up the movie for me!
03-27-2002, 02:30 PM
good idea, DON"T see the trailer. I saw the screener and I enjoyed it. I felt that the trailer took all the parts I DIDN'T like, and then put them together.. good marketing, eh? :rolleyes:
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