Director: Marcus Nispel
Stars: Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti, Derek Mears, Danielle Panabaker, Travis Van Winkle, Aaron Yoo
A group of young adults go camping in the woods near an abandoned summer camp, where in 1980 a woman lost her son Jason in a drowning accident. Some of the group are there in hopes to find a stash of high quality pot plants that having been growing in the woods. Jason is grown up and finds the kids, and he kills them all except for one that is held for later. Six months later, Clay Miller is looking for his sister, Whitney. She is the one being held. Another group of rich college kids comes for the weekend to a house that the leader of the group, Trent, his parents own. Jason finds the house, and everyone has to learn get survived and get away from Jason.
Jason is back in a reboot of the movie series. He still looks large and powerful. It seems he is stronger and more relentless in this one than all of the others. Who knows. The one good change in this version is that Jason lives in an underground area beneath the old camp, not in some make shift shed in the woods. I like that idea better. That way you never know where he in, if you are in one of the cabins. I hope they do not change that in the next one.
As in so many horror movies in the past 10+ years, you do not care about the victims. All of the characters in this movie suck. Most of them have an attitude and frat boyish. Not the best people to hang out with, and you want them all to die. You do not even want one person to survive. I wanted Jason to go back to the store and off the guy at the counter. I wanted no one left alive in this movie.
As always in recent horror movie, would these people even be friends? A few of them would, but the other have is token. Let me explain. You have the two frat boy douche bags and the slut, now they would be friends. The rest would not even talk to each other. Here comes the partial token friends, you have the sweet nice white girl, the black guy that does not fit in, and the drunken stupid Asian. Do you see what I mean? Jason just should just nuke'em, if he was smart enough. The death scenes were nice and bloody, though. They did not stop short with the killing. It was great to see these idiot characters be destroyed.
For what it was, I still liked the movie. It was a complete waste of time, but these newbie film makers think that they can do it better. That is why this stupid trend of remakes is continuing. If you are a big Jason fan then I am sure that you will add this movie to your collection. Enjoy.
Friday the 13th (2009) Trailer