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Quint takes a stab at the new FRIDAY THE 13TH! Plus a look at the INGLORIOUS BASTERDS trailer!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Like many of the reviewers about to start writing about this movie I grew up on Jason movies. I vividly remember going over to a friend’s house for sleepovers as a child. It was always about Jason here, a group of us gathered together and watching it on TBS or whatever station would play them. Even edited it’d do the trick. Implied gore is all you need as a kid. And I didn’t grow up in a household where horror was verboten. R-rated movies were okay for me to see starting around age 6 or 7… all except for a tape that had both Aliens and The Fly, recorded off of HBO, on it. I don’t know why those two in particular were hidden away, but no matter. I was always a Freddy kid, but the Jason movies hold a very special place in my heart. Even the shitty ones from the ‘80s (I’m looking at you Part V: A New Beginning). The only one I don’t fully enjoy is Jason Goes To Hell, which I think had a great premise… Bounty hunter chasing down Jason… the FBI trying to capture him after all the murders… Good stuff, but the whole body jumping thing just pissed me off. I wanted to see Jason, not random heart-eating people walking around like Frankenstein with their eyes open real wide. While I hope I don’t sound like a broken record it’s worth reiterating something I’ve mentioned once or twice in remake articles, specifically about this movie. I’m concerned about Brad Fuller and Andrew Form’s Platinum Dunes attempts at remaking things like ROSEMARY’S BABY (which I think has been dropped) and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. Those are movies that I don’t see them topping, products of their time that can’t be copied with success or re-tooled to be made better, only more current. FRIDAY THE 13TH, on the other hand, I have no trouble seeing “re-imagined.” I guess since the driving force behind that series has always been fun kills, jump scares and ample nudity that I can see a new, modernized Jason movie work just as well as in the good old ‘80s, especially since it defined the genre for so long that it’s almost it’s own sub-genre of slasher film. There’s regular slashers like MY BLOODY VALENTINE and SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE and then there’s Jason movies. First off, the screening was digital, so I thought I’d be fucked out of getting any of the badass trailers supposedly attached to the movie this weekend, like the new TRANSFORMERS 2 trailer. But I was wrong… a green band popped up, without a rating so I knew it must be an early trailer, and then I saw a line up of men being called to attention by Eli Roth… I was absolutely psyched. I know nothing about INGLORIOUS BASTERDS outside of some pictures I’ve seen online of Brad Pitt. Like everybody else in the world I have access to the script, but I decided not to read it and experience this movie for the first time in the theater. I read KILL BILL before seeing it and it took a couple viewings to shake the movie I already had in my head and accept the actual films for what they were. I have to say… I was underwhelmed by the trailer. I’m not going to knock the whole movie, but the look of the film disappoints me. It’s very possible there’s still a lot of color timing to be done, but it looked like every other WW2 movie… drained of color, giving it a kind of colorized black and white look. And more than that the cinematography looked flat. The action and performances looked stellar. The whole trailer is built up around a long speech given by Brad Pitt, informing his group what their task is (to kill Nazis in the most brutal ways possible... the goal to make the Nazis fear them as much as the rest of the world fears the Third Reich) and how they will go about that task. There are flashes of action against this speech and it all culminates in a shot of a pissed off Hitler (notice there’s hardly ever a calm Hitler) screaming “Nein! Nein! Nein!” while pounding a table and then Pitt telling his group that every man is expected to deliver no less than 100 Nazi scalps. The structure of the trailer was great, Pitt was chewing scenery, but not going so far over the top that he was ridiculous. The tone looked crazy and fun, I just worry that Tarantino had to skimp on his usually outstanding visual style in order to knock this movie out as quickly as possible. I think the trailer is premiering on Entertainment Tonight this very evening (Tuesday), so give it a watch and let me know if I’m crazy or not. Then FRIDAY THE 13TH starts with the familiar Jason ki-ki-ki ma-ma-ma theme over the Platinum Dunes logo and boom… we’re in… 1980? Yep. Over the opening credits we get a re-imagining of the end of the first movie with Mrs. Voorhees attacking a poor counselor, ending with… you guessed it, decapitation. After the terrified girl runs away, we see the legs of a child cross the frame as young Jason picks up his dead mother’s locket and the huge mother-fuckin’ machete (henceforth known as HMFM) that was used to kill his mother. Now we’re into present day as a group of naughty twenty-somethings-as-teenagers are camping/geo-caching for pot fields, which apparently are found on the grounds of the now abandoned Camp Crystal Lake. Something you’ll learn really quickly about this new Jason: He loves his weed garden and will shove a 5 foot machete (HMFM) up your asshole if you try to take any of it. I thought the weed stuff was going to just be for the opening, these guys trying to find this crop and that’s what kicks things off. But I was very wrong. There’s a character we meet almost halfway through that found it (off screen) and tries to sell some of this weed to Jared Padalecki who is looking for his missing sister (Amanda Righetti, who was with the group of weed-hunting horny campers). Once the dude is alone guess who comes to reclaim his stash? That’s right. Jason Voorhees. You don’t fuck with Jason’s weed. Director Marcus Nispel once again brings great cinematographer Daniel Pearl along, making this perhaps the best looking FRIDAY film since… Part 2 looked pretty good, but IV: The Final Chapter is still one of my favorites… Anyway, it’s a good looking film, but Nispel dropped the ball a bit on piecing the film together. Of course, there could be reasons for this… maybe with the producers saying the DVD will have 15 minutes cut from the theatrical release they kind of butchered what comes out on Friday. There seemed to be scenes that just happen with little or no connecting tissue outside of an obviously ADR’d line from Padalecki “Hey, I saw him go this way…” and suddenly he’s back at Camp Crystal Lake after an excursion to a rich prick’s dope and fuck party at his daddy’s lodge. Why they’d be following Jason at this point when the last scene they were trying to run from him I have no idea, but that’s not the only example of that in this movie. But who am I kidding. This is a FRIDAY THE 13TH movie. You want tits (check), ass (check), gore (check), inventive kills (check), more tits (check), holy shit, even more tits! (check, check, check) And these have blood on ‘em! (check) and Jason being a badass (check). So, it meets the criteria of a good Jason flick and can easily be called the best the series has seen since… Jason vs. Carrie? Yeah, Part 7. Although I love 8, but probably not for the right reasons. My main gripes are the lousy attempts at continuity between scenes, Steve Jablonsky’s all over the place score that only uses Harry Manfredini’s iconic and perfect original theme at a few strategic points and… probably the thing that bugged me the most is the reveal of the mask. Much like a lot of the scenes in the movie it just happens. “Oh, hey. Glad there’s a hockey mask up here… I think I’ll use it!” Big missed opportunity to reintroduce the icon. But that’s honestly all nit-picky stuff. As I mentioned earlier they got a lot right. MVP of the movie is Derek Mears, the new Jason. He gives Jason a pit-bullish vicious energy that feels right for Jason, but also unlike anything his previous performers have given us. He’s also a good actor to boot… wait until you see how much he get across with just body language and one eyeball. Runner up would be Aaron Yoo, who brings the best comic relief of the series behind Crispin Glover’s epic turn in The Final Chapter (“Where’s the damn corkscrew?!?”) and perhaps the entire second half of JASON TAKES MANHATTAN… or at least the part where the boxer dude get his head upper-cutted off by Jason and it lands in a trashcan. Yoo’s chemistry with the other non-caucasian hot off TV actor, Arlen Escarpeta, was good enough that I actually cared when Jason turned his gaze toward them. I wanted them to stick around a little longer… which, you know… helps suspense work. Third runner up is a two-way tie. I couldn’t decide which I preferred, so I’m nominating both Julianna Guill’s “superb” breasts. Congratulations, girls! So, end of the day it’s a fun Jason flick and one that pays enough homage to not warrant pitchforks and torches. They essentially cram the first 3 movies into one, but it works for the purposes of this story. I hope they continue to put out Jason movies… I’m getting tired of the SAW movies dominating Halloween. I’d love it if we got a new hack n’ slash action Jason movie every year, something that’s allowed to be stupid, exploitationy and fun… but hopefully the next couple of outings will be allowed to breathe a bit and make a little more sense. And for God’s sake… give us a real honest to God score, not electronic stingers and the newest hip-hop hit. My vote is for John Ottman. I know it’s the obvious choice, but his Carpenter re-orchestration for H20 is outstanding. I’d love to see him play around with Manfredini’s work. Just a thought… -Quint quint@aintitcool.com



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  • Feb. 10, 2009, 5:16 a.m. CST

    Mein Gott

    by caruso_stalker217

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Take that, you fuckin' "first" posters

    by caruso_stalker217

    Fuckin' amateurs.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 5:19 a.m. CST

    You ever take a dump made you feel...

    by caruso_stalker217

    ...like you'd just slept for twelve hours?

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 5:20 a.m. CST

    You have the roman numerals fucked up

    by Indiana-Joe

    Part VI was Jason Lives. Part IV was the Final Chapter.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 5:20 a.m. CST

    Fuck YOU. THAT'S my name.

    by caruso_stalker217

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 5:22 a.m. CST

    ROCKY V plus ROCKY II equals ROCKY VII

    by caruso_stalker217

    ADRIAN'S REVENGE!

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 5:25 a.m. CST

    the best f13 so far

    by ryan74

    it's best f13 ever. u'll see it!

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 5:32 a.m. CST

    So, basically it's a "reimagining" of Ft13th Part II

    by Executor

    Why don't they just say that?

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 5:36 a.m. CST

    if jason is unkillable, the teens should be aswell.

    by ironic_name

    and the should have funny sound effects when they fall off cliffs. <P> in other news, a man named joseph fritzle is offering people who like to be scared in the dark a once in a lifetime totally free experience.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 5:41 a.m. CST

    Good review Quint... But "Jason Lives"

    by Mr. Profit

    Is part 6, not 5. 5 was the shitty "A New Begining". Jason Lives was actually one of the better sequels. And it did the whole self referential bit way before Scream came along. And the James Bond inspired credits? What's not to love? Anyhow I will be there to see this opening day. Thanks for the review. I've been waiting to read one for a few days now.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 5:55 a.m. CST

    Tits, Gore, and Inventive Kills?

    by oaser

    Sounds like a weekend at the in-laws. Nyuck, nyuck, nyuck.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 5:56 a.m. CST

    Quentin Tarantino suck royal monkey dick.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    I couldn't care less about that talentless counterfeit prick.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 5:57 a.m. CST

    But seriously, folks...

    by oaser

    I think this movie looks bad-ass. I think we need more suspenseful horror than that cheap ass, torture-porn shit that Eli Roth threw out a few years ago. Maybe he will learn something from this movie -- and maybe the SAW people will too. Horror used to be awesome. Now? Meh.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Come on, nerds

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    This review has been up for a while now and not one of you has complained about how Jason is not the killer in part one and doesn't wear the mask until part three and Dean out of Gilmore Girls is not a suitable actor for a Friday The 13th film yet.<p>What the hell kind of nerds are you people?<p>Where is the pure, hilarious, utterly misguided RAGE?

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 5:58 a.m. CST

    Maybe they've grown, Franklin

    by caruso_stalker217

    Maybe.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 6:01 a.m. CST

    Franklin...

    by oaser

    You're point is well sounded. Yes, Jason doesn't appear with the mask until part II, but the Jason, as an iconic symbol, is the killer with the hockey mask. I don't think people want to see a new mother cast to be the same crazy mother. They want to see Jason, but a Jason influenced by today's standards.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 6:04 a.m. CST

    Also, re Quentin Tarantino

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    Does this film look like it will be a departure in any way for him?<p>He's a talented guy, but if this is yet another scrap book of bits from various films Quentin watched as a teenager and has now lovingly Prit-Sticked together for our entertainment, I may consider writing a strongly worded letter. Or not seeing it, whichever takes the least amount of effort.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 6:07 a.m. CST

    V instead of VI

    by Quint

    You're right. Mixed up the titles there. I'm still right, though. Part V sucks... but I do like the opening with Corey Feldman and cartoony villainous bumpkins...<BR><BR>I agree with oaser (although Jason got the mask in part III)... now that Jason's the one associated with the series they couldn't have focused on the mother character. It wouldn't have worked at all. And this way you can view it as a sequel if you want to (and just ignore the part about him finding the hockey mask... I just assume he lost his, right? Right?)

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 6:08 a.m. CST

    There is no personal growth in the AICN, caruso

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    I demand to hear the opinions of angry arrested adolescents who are sticklers for a stringent set of rules they themselves have established!

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 6:14 a.m. CST

    Clearly, I am not being sarcastic enough

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    I - Frank Marmoset of Bristol, England - could not give a toss about who is the killer and what kind of mask he or she is wearing. This remake could feature Jason Vorhees in an orange spandex unitard and a Tesco shopping bag over his head and I would not care.<p>I was merely hoping for some comical nerd outrage, and so far none as materialised.<p>P.S. I am lying about the orange unitard and Tesco bag. I would totally see a film if the killer was dressed that way.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 6:18 a.m. CST

    R at 6?

    by skellngtn

    jesus f-in christ!!!! what lame ass parent lets a 1st grader watch an R rated flick...let alone horror flicks???? no wonder kids are getting increasing fucked in the head with award winning parenting like that. can't wait to be sitting in an imax theater for Watchmen and having some douchebag bring THEIR 6 year old to ruin the movie.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 6:18 a.m. CST

    "Even the shitty ones from the 80s"

    by IndyCollector

    Ummm...they are all from the 80s except for Jason Goes to Hell, Jason X, and Freddy Vs. Jason. You said you hated Jason Goes to Hell so the only ones you like are Jason X and Freddy Vs. Jason but they all have a special place in your heart? WTF?

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 6:22 a.m. CST

    Frankenstein

    by donnarumsfeld

    Don't you mean Frankenstein's monster? FANBOY FAIL

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 6:26 a.m. CST

    Indy

    by Quint

    I didn't mean all the ones from the '80s are shitty. I even point out 2 and 4 being very good, with 4 being my favorite. I mean the shitty ones from the '80s... ie most of V and VIII. The rest are in a different category. Jason X and FvJ... hell even JGTH don't feel anything like 2-8.<BR><BR>And of course I know the difference between Frankenstein and Frankenstein's Monster, but it sounded funnier without the monster part.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 6:31 a.m. CST

    I had a friend named Jason once.

    by Hamtaro Hentai

    He used to wear a hockey mask and used to kill people with various sharp things. Very cool. Then he got boring and he became a parody of himself, just like my friend Freddy. Now he says he's relevant again. I told him I was skeptical.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 6:32 a.m. CST

    I saw plenty R Rated films as a child...

    by Mr. Profit

    And I'm not warped. My parents let me see certain movies, because I knew they were fake at a young age. I remember seeing Robocop in like the 1st grade and then getting the action figure that had a removable mask. I always lost the mask so I would have to buy a new one. You couldn't play with an "Ugly Murphy" action figure. It needed the mask. <p>Anyhow I would argue that kids are fucked as a result of a life of micromanagement of their time by their parents. Parents now tend to enroll their kid in 50 extra cirrcular activities a week that when they grow up and don't have anyone to plan shit for them, they wig out. <p>Blaming R Rated fare for an increasingly fucked up society is so 1999.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 6:33 a.m. CST

    Expected the IB trailer to be poo

    by CharyouTree

    Quentin, "the greatest thief of asian cinema since George Lucas," Tarintino needs to start collaborating

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 6:35 a.m. CST

    I never liked the F13's.

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    They were boring back in the 80's and havent changed much since then. Considerably underwhelmed by this. <p> But Tarintino has my attention again. As long as its better than the boring, yes I said boring, Deathproof - then I will be happy. But Eli Roth is a hack. Cant imagine he is a much better actor.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 6:40 a.m. CST

    Frank

    by Lost Jarv

    that's genius. <P>Can he kill people with office supplies? Because I would certainly buy that for a dollar.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Agree on anything post "VIII"

    by Mr. Profit

    As ridiculous as Jason Takes Manhattan was, it's still the last Friday movie for me. Jason Goes To Hell was pretty awful. Once Jason was blown up at the start of the film I was done. Jason X was a mess of a film that has so many online apologists based on it having that one good scene where he killed the 2 naked chicks. And Freddy vs Jason was weak. It looked nice, but the acting made the acting in previous entries look award worthy. I'm glad they remade this. Whatever you consider it to be, remake, reboot, semi sequel, it's still good to have Jason go back to basics. No hellbabies, no MMA fight moves, no heart eating or teleporting or Vancouver subbing for Manhattan or fights with a telekenetic soap opera actress. <P> And as long as there isn't a scene of a decapitated Mrs. Voorhees stripping to "Love Hurts" while Jason cries like a bitch on his porch I'm good.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 6:43 a.m. CST

    Who gives a shit...more Jason!

    by SlyAndTheFamilyStallone

    I get foam-at the mouth, throwing furniture, batshit crazied up with nerd rage at the announcement of remakes but for some reason FT13 Redux never sparked that anger. Which is weird considering how highly I regard the series. I've made Jason worship an integral part of my geekdom. Others feel the same way; are we so desperate for new Jason (that's you know, not a slug or a nanoroided cyborg) that we'll even give a re-imwhateverthefuckitscalled a pass?

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 6:48 a.m. CST

    Damn right he kills people with office supplies

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    Scream in terror as Jason stalks a dope-smoking borderline retard with a stapler!<p>Howl in horror as Jason dispatches a topless slut with a four-hole hole-punch!<p>Adopt a slighly puzzled expression as Jason crams a desk tidy into a camp counsellor's anus!<p>Damn, this thing writes itself. Someone get Michael Bay on the phone!

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Fuck Inglorious Bastards I'm waiting for the Expendables!

    by MANNZILLA

    QT should have gone with Stallone Willis, and Arnold barring his gubernator schedule. The current cast sucks Donkey Balls in comparison

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 6:57 a.m. CST

    Robert Richardson sucks!

    by zapano

    Why did Tarantino choose to work with Richardson again. Andrzej Sekula gave his films such a great classic look. And I can't believe Scorsese employed Richardson on Shutter Island as well. Richardson just gives these directors a kind of cheap and flashy look. Scorsese stick with Ballhaus!

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Lost Jarv

    by Hamtaro Hentai

    MacGyver as a serial killer is awesome.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 7:06 a.m. CST

    Tarantino's

    by kwisatzhaderach

    best film was Reservoir Dogs.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 7:07 a.m. CST

    In fact, I'm still waiting..

    by Hamtaro Hentai

    Unibomber: The musical!

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Yes! Give us a real honest to God store!

    by Gilkuliehe

    I can't for the love of me find a decent place where to purchase stuff, I don't know WTH is wrong with commerce these days. Give us what we want! <p> Oh and no love for FREDDY VS JASON, Quint? I really really dug that silly movie.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Quint - Then why did you say

    by IndyCollector

    "Even the shitty ones from the 80s?" Your reply makes no sense. You even say AGAIN, "I mean the shitty ones from the '80s." You're contradicting yourself. Just say Parts V and VIII if that's what you mean. And of course JGTH doesn't fell like the others, it was made under a different studio.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 7:12 a.m. CST

    all while wearing orange spandex?

    by Lost Jarv

    and for a mask (because lets face it, you gotta have a mask or you ain't nuttin) may I suggest that he straps 2 haves of a coconut to his head like Baloo does in the Jungle Book.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Freddie V Jason

    by Lost Jarv

    fucking sucks. Only redeeming thing was that Katherine Isabella got her tits out. Do not debate me on this,

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 7:15 a.m. CST

    Mr. Profit-

    by skellngtn

    I don't blame R rated flicks for f-ing kids up, i blame parents who don't act like parents should. A slasher flick shouldn't be seen by little kids in 1st and second grade. case closed. the buddy parent who lets the kid do anything/watch anything AND the parent who smothers the kid aren't doing him or her any favors. I've seen them all, at work- where my one coworker let his elementary school daughter see the new and old Texas Chainsaw Massacre and another let her young son watch similar shit but would cover his eyes at nudity or sex scenes(is that OK in your parental handbook...violence good, sex bad???)- and at my kids school.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 7:27 a.m. CST

    FvsJ sucked

    by PaulKersey

    Freddy vs Jason killed everything I liked about a F13 film... Horrible story, horrible actors.... and what was up with that slow as fuck Jason wearing Spice Girls shoes? Let's hope this one comes close to the first four. Oh... and Part VII was also horrible, Pirate Jason looked like rubber.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 7:32 a.m. CST

    I take great pride in NEVER seeing any of these

    by j2talk

    I take great pride in NEVER seeing any of these-no Halloween, no Friday the 13th, no Nightmare on Emstreet, no SAW...I am sure people like them but I don't get the attraction to these dead horny teenager films....

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 7:39 a.m. CST

    I still think Jason/Freddy/Ash was a missed opportunity.

    by rev_skarekroe

    On the other hand, the comic that they made based on the screenplay wasn't too hot.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Indy

    by Quint

    My point is there are two groups. The F13 films from the '80s and then the '90s and above, from Jason Goes To Hell on to FvJ. When I say "even the shitty ones from the '80s" isn't all encompassing. I didn't say all the shitty ones from the '80s, but I can see it can be misinterpreted. You're going to have to take my word that when I said that I was referring to the ones from the '80s that were shitty, specifically the one I made sure to bring up by title.<BR><BR>I have Sideshow's premium format Jason, I own 1-8 on video and have the blu-ray of the first film (it's not a good transfer, by the way) and the very first time I ever met Harry was when he was selling collectibles, pre-AICN. I must have been 14 or 15 and I bought a Friday the 13th one-sheet off of him. I love this series. Maybe I didn't word that particular sentence in the most succinct way, but you're going to have to take my word that I don't hate the '80s Friday the 13th movies.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Anyone actually seen Derek Mears?

    by DiverseNerd

    This guy actually LOOKS like the kid who jumped out of the lake at the end of the original. FREAKY!!! It's time like this I'm glad that I'm a Prince Charming.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 8:12 a.m. CST

    7 was the best

    by alienindisguise

    because there was finally a teen who could beat Jason's ass just by thinking about it. I too have always felt this series should get a new kick in the ass and I agree, I hope they put a few more out because Saw was played out after the first one.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Chewing scenery. Excellent

    by Heckles

    That means the writer here knows 'the biz', tee-hee! What great insight. Never before has a mild comment been smeared in hacky movie jargon. Oh *climatic pause* I'm on AICN, this isn't new at all. *Cue dramatic music* Reviewing a Friday The 13th Movie should fall into one of three catergories: Normal, In Space, Vs Someone. Done and done. Give it 2 stars and a $35 million opening weekend.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 8:25 a.m. CST

    In Defense of Part V

    by lovecraftian

    I know... "Lovecraftian, how the flyin' fuck do defend that shit?!" Well, it's not good. I'll grant you that. But JASON GOES TO HELL is worse. (Though its opeing kicks ass.) And one thing that is VERY likeable about PART V is that it has one of the single most empathetic characters the series has ever created... "Want some of my candy bar?" Plus, Quint's right. The bumpkins were hilarious.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 8:27 a.m. CST

    If Same dies, Dean'll be pissed!

    by dead youngling

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 8:28 a.m. CST

    *SAM* I fail

    by dead youngling

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Quint, how old are you? Like 12 or something?

    by Ray Gamma

    "I grew up on these blah blah except the shitty 80s ones blah"

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Never been done before: Jurassic Jason

    by turketron

    Jason vs. Dinosaurs!!! That shit would be epic. Have him fall into a time warp or some shit...

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Manfredini’s still does film scores!

    by ThePilgrim

    Fuck that!<P> Ottman shafted H20 with his Scream'ish/Night On Bald Mountain soundtrack. <P> Manfredini is still around and he would have scored this film if he was asked/ He scored Jason X! <P> Damn You Q! For speaking ill of The Brilliance that is Friday The 13th Part 5: A New Begining! Sure it's not Jason, it's Roy the EMT. Getting Revenge for his Murdered Chunky Son, killed by a mental roid abusing spaz with an axe, who didn't want a candy bar... Sure it's not Jason.. Damn if that film wasn't all kinds of fresh original direction/material for the franchise. It was funny, it was different, and it certainly entertained! You could make a kick ass south park episode out of the material pissed out in part 5! <P> My faves roll out like this. <P>Friday part 4, 2, 3, 5, 1 (Yeah that's right I'm not that big of a part one fan, and I saw it before I saw the others!) 7, X, VS, 6, 8, 9. What bother me. is that fact that these PD assholes think they can lift and rework everything, while changing a few things and that's all this film needed to work. <P> This remake is the product of watching those first 4 films, taking crib notes and reworking all of that shit into a new film. Add some different kills and make Jason more like Cropsy in his vengeance. <P> Omitting Harry as a composer was really dumb, but hey they want us to accept their new vision which isn't new at all it's all recycled shit with an the new modern realism spin added to it, and creepy digital color gels added to the film. Daniel pearl is a great DP, but I fucking hate the PD film color crap. <P> I'm there, though. I can't lie. They will rape me of my $7.20! The damn trailer with them arriving at the camp reminds me of part 4's opening so much.. Fuck it I'm there, but only because I love me some "Jason" "F13" and it's pretty hard to totally screw it a film like that up. <P> You said it's a Mashup/reworking of the first 3 films Q. <P> <P> No! it's definitely a mashup of the first 4. Paledick's character type was in part 4, his nam was Rob. He backpaker like guy who teamed up with Tish and Tommy. He was wandering around Camp Crystal Lake trying to find Jason to get revenege for his Murdered Sister Sandra from part 2.... The weed shit seems to be the only real original plot point in the film (there was a weed opener in the remake of TCM too). That and Jason keeping a character as a pet since she looks like his mother, but then again Ginny pretended to be his mother at the end of part two so she could survive and kill him. she wore his sweater. He forces his pet to wear his mothers necklace in this one, so that would be a reworking of the same play out. Honestly everything seems like its a reworking of previous character or scene from one of the previous films in the franchise. No brain required to make it. Who the fuck gets a excited to see Jason retrieve the machete used to kill his mom. that's a reworking of that scene from the original and the campfire tale from part 4 always implied that Jason survived and lived out in the woods and saw that shit. Does the Alice type bitch jump into the canoe in this one too? No goddamn brains at all required to write and direct this fucking remake... seriously and I'm hurting over that fact that they will tackle A Nightmare On Elm Street next. God I fucking hate PD's TCM! <P> Got to say this before ending my rant. No kids are ever killed in the Friday films! Same goes for Elm Street (and Freddy a child killer!?!?!?!) <P> Look of all the plot points to play with they neglect and forget that Camps are for kids! Part 6 had kids at the camp but none of them got greased. Oh well, maybe the sequel. We have to deal with the Family Cabin near the camp angle (Part 4) <P> Wish the film was out now So I could purge it from my system and move on.<P> Fuck Platinum Dunes! Double Fuck Them! For calling the Real Fans "Haters" for disliking the idea of derailing/rebooting the franchise before it hit the 13th sequel. Triple Fuck Them! for Remaking A Nightmare On Elm Street! It all goes back to that Texas Chainsaw Massacre Remake, and I still have AICN issues with the Gushing support of that fucking abomination..<P>Damnit I'm going to go fucking punch something.. Freddy's Next!!! Fuuuuucccckkkkk!!!!

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Quint, heard you are leaving AICN

    by Darth_Kaos

    That sucks. You're basically the only contributor I like. Good luck, bro.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 8:58 a.m. CST

    I stopped reading about Inglorious...

    by SunTzu77

    As soon as I saw the name "Eli Roth." I skipped down to the review of Friday.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Quint, I love your stuff but...

    by 11ZOMBIES

    ...this review tells me all I need to know right off the bat by criticizing Part 5. That's one of my favorites in the series, and miles and away better than any after Part 6. 7, 8, and Jason Goes to Hell are horrible, horrible films. Part 5 has all of the "grindhouse" sleaziness that any horror fan could want, and it's tons of fun. Okay, on to the topic. I saw this film last night at a preview screening and loved it. All this movie had to accomplish is besting the worst entries in the series- the aforementioned 7, 8, and 9. It's much better than those films, so in my opinion it's a success. I'm not sure why Jason finding the mask like he did was disappointing to you- after all, he just found the mask in Part 3 as well, after killing that kid who was fooling around with it. This is a return to Jason killing at Crystal Lake- there is much to love in it for F13 fans everywhere. People with knee-jerk "Fuck remakes" reactions are obviously missing the entire point of Friday the 13th films in general. Good job Platinum Dunes, this one's a keeper.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Harry's score after a while became annoying...

    by Mr. Profit

    It was good in part 1. Better in part 2. And was pretty damn perfect in part 3. Part 3 has my favorite piece of music ever in a "F13" movie, when Chris is in the house calling for Rick and Jason has him outside covering his mouth. The score started going south in part 7 when the theme song sounded like a subway train and banging trash cans. Part 8 was useless (but it was Fred Mollin). And Jason Goes To Hell and Jason X were fucking overdone cheese. If they used Manfredi's theme from the earlier films (2-4), they are better off. Him scoring a Friday movie now would be terrible as his music started to suck. As if he didn't care anymore.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Quite fancy this, but John Ottman?

    by Brody77

    Isn't he the guy who screwed up the x-men music? (apologies in advance if it wasn't him). Does Mr Supernatural buy the farm? Enquiring minds wanna know!

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST

    so pissed i need to repost this and correct the type errors

    by ThePilgrim

    Fuck that!<P> Ottman shafted H20 with his Scream'ish/Night On Bald Mountain soundtrack. <P> Manfredini is still around and he would have scored this film if he was asked/ He scored Jason X! <P> Damn You Q! For speaking ill of The Brilliance that is Friday The 13th Part 5: A New Begining! Sure it's not Jason. It's Roy the EMT. Getting Revenge for his Murdered Chunky Son, killed by a mental steroid abusing spaz with an axe, Who didn't want that candy bar... Sure it's not Jason.. but damn if that film wasn't all kinds of fresh original direction/material for the franchise. It was funny, it was different, and it certainly entertained! You could make a kick ass south park episode out of the material pissed out in part 5! <P> My faves roll out like this. <P> Friday part 4, 2, 3, 5, 1 (Yeah that's right I'm not that big of a part one fan, and I saw it before I saw the others!) 7, X, VS, 6, 8, 9. <P> What bothers me, is that fact that these PD assholes think they can lift and rework everything, while changing up a few things and that's all this film needed to work.<P> This remake is the product of watching those first 4 films, taking crib notes, and reworking all of that shit into a new film. <P>Add some different kills and make Jason more like Cropsy in his vengeance. <P> Omitting Harry as a composer was really dumb, but hey they want us to accept their new vision. Which isn't new at all. It's all recycled shit, with a new modern realism spin injected into it. With creepy digital color gels added to the film. Daniel Pearl is a great DP, but I fucking hate the PD film color crap. (Just like I hate the Blue for Night shit used in most modern horror flicks- trust me this digital color gel shit wont date well) <P> I'm there, though. I can't lie. They will rape me of my $7.20! The damn trailer with them arriving at the camp reminds me of part 4's opening so much.. Fuck it I'm there, but only because I love me some "Jason" "F13" and it's pretty hard to totally screw a film like this up. <P> You said it's a Mashup/reworking of the first 3 films Q. <P> No! it's definitely a mashup of the first 4. Paledick's "character type" was in part 4, his name was Rob. He was the backpaker like guy who teamed up with Tish and Tommy. He was there wandering around Camp trying to find/kill Jason to get revenege for his Murdered Sister Sandra from part 2.... <P> The weed shit seems to be the only real original plot point in the film (There was a weed opener in the remake of TCM as well) <P> That's new, and Jason keeping a character as a pet since she looks like his mother, but then again Ginny pretended to be his mother at the end of part two, so she could survive and kill him. She wore his mothers sweater to fool him <P>He forces his pet to wear his mothers necklace in this one, so that would be a reworking of the same play out. Honestly everything seems like it's a reworking of previous character or scene from one of the previous films in the franchise. No brain required to make it. Who the fuck gets excited to see Jason retrieve the machete used to kill his Mom? That's a reworking of that scene from the original, and the campfire tale from part 4 always implied that Jason survived and lived out in the woods and saw that shit. Does the Alice type bitch jump into the canoe in this one too? No goddamn brains at all required to write and direct this fucking remake... Seriously and I'm hurting over that fact that they will tackle A Nightmare On Elm Street next. God I fucking hate PD's TCM! <P> Got to say this before ending my rant. No kids are ever killed in the Friday films! Same goes for Elm Street (not counting VS, and Freddys a Child Killer!?!?!?!) <P> Look, of all the plot points to play with they neglect and forget that Camps are for kids! Part 6 had kids at the camp but none of them got greased or were in any real danger (sorta). Oh well, maybe the sequel. We have to deal with the Family Cabin near the camp angle (Part 4) <P> Wish the film was out now So I could purge it from my system and move on. <P> Fuck Platinum Dunes! Double Fuck Them! For calling the Real Fans "Haters" for disliking the idea of derailing/rebooting the franchise before it hit the 13th sequel. Triple Fuck Them! for Remaking A Nightmare On Elm Street! It all goes back to that Texas Chainsaw Massacre Remake, and I still have AICN issues with the Gushing support of that fucking abomination.. <P> P> Just remember when your asses are there watching this shit, that youv'e seen it all before if you've seen the other films. You paid to see the same shit twice. How fucking sad/sprry are we man... <P> Again, Freddys Next! Shiiiiiiit!

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 9:07 a.m. CST

    John Ottman

    by Mr. Profit

    Managed to make the Halloween Theme less scary in "H20". It sounded like a Made for Lifetime version of Halloween. But he wasn't responsible for making it sound like a "Scream" film. Marco Beltrami came on to provide additional music which was really the same shit he used in "Scream 2". But Ottman didn't do the music for the F13 remake right? I thought it was Michael Bay's go to guy Jablonsky?

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    I don't care, I'm still NOT supporting this

    by D.Vader

    If this flick makes money they will definitely put a "Nightmare" remake on the fast track. Sounds like they couldn't even make this film feel cohesive enough. I've said it before and I'll say it again- there isn't a single creative bone in these producers' bodies. <p> So even if there's some fun to be had in this movie, I'm not going to pay to see it. I don't reward hacks with my money.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    John Ottman

    by D.Vader

    Is the guy that *saved* the X-Men score, you mean.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Some Of The Worst Acting I've Ever Seen

    by Broseph

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 9:11 a.m. CST

    I'm like that with my weed, too

    by Hikaru Ichijo

    I like to give way for some tits, however. Share and share alike

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Quint your still my favorite reviewer here man

    by ThePilgrim

    This is a touchy subject with me... Friday the 13th never got the respect or love it deserved. Friday and Nightmare raised the children and teens of the 80's. They were our Generations Universal Monsters..

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 9:17 a.m. CST

    D. Vader

    by DirkVega

    The NIGHTMARE remake has a greenlight and will be starting up in Chicago in the next couple months.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 9:18 a.m. CST

    real fans suck

    by ryan74

    i'm one of them but i loved this movie. it's the sequel to f13 ever! jason found his mask again! fuck yes!

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Ah fuck, we've lost then, DirkVega

    by D.Vader

    What a crock of shit. I pray this movie doesn't make any money, but I have a sneaking suspicion it will.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Inglorious will absolutely fucking bomb. AND I'LL CLAP!!

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Fuck this movie!!

    by HerbWestAustin

    Everyone should boycott this fucking atrocity. Fuck Michael Bay!

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 9:28 a.m. CST

    ryan74

    by Mr. Profit

    I'm a real fan of the series, but I am also pretty realistic. And I agree with you completely. The Friday films were never high art. They were initially a grindhouse cash in version of "Halloween" where they made a slasher film around a "Scary Day" on the calendar. Part 2 was another cash in, but it was good. Part 3 was just a remake of part 2 in 3D. And Part 4 was an attempt to make it a serious film. Part 5 visually looked too porny. So I didn't take it serious. Especially when Shavar Ross is running around screaming like a bitch and some fake ass El Debarge wannabe gets killed while taking a shit. <P>Anyhow when supposed "REAL FANS" who shit all over the remake trend go on long tirades about how this new film is disrespectful or untrue to the original series, it makes them look foolish as fuck. What harm can be done when they already sent the mutherfucker into outer space and turned him into Lord Zed from the Power Rangers? Seriously, get a grip people. Go out and enjoy what looks to be the first REAL F13 movie in years...

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 9:34 a.m. CST

    DGDB

    by codereduk

    I just saw some footage of Inglorious Basterds from Entertainment Tonight, and boy it looked average. Plus, Brad Pitts accent was atrocious.<p> My heart is rooting for IB, but my head says you might be right

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 9:37 a.m. CST

    The first real film...

    by ThePilgrim

    That is nothing but scene replays from the previous films, condensed into one film. Yeah I'm an asshole!

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    I just saw the Inglorious Bastards footage too

    by D.Vader

    And boy is Brad Pitt laughable. I mean, was that scene where he says "And I WANT my scalps," supposed to be funny? Because dramatic and serious it is not. <p> "Every soldier owes me one hundeard nazzy scalps. And I want me scalps."

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST

    WHERES THE TRAILER

    by ArcadianDS

    cannot find it.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Trailer isn't out

    by D.Vader

    Just a teaser for the trailer from Entertainment Tonight.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    5 is the worst, 6 is the best.

    by cinemixtape.com

    I just saw 8 for the first time. I actually thought it was enjoyable and well-shot. Yes, it's really fucking stupid. And the others aren't? The only one I haven't seen is Jason Goes to Hell and I will shortly. Too bad I got free tickets to see this tonight and no one will go with me. I'll just wait until Friday. It's more poetic.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 9:48 a.m. CST

    I hate how Remake Supporters Always

    by ThePilgrim

    Cite the Crappy Sequels as a justifiable reason for the Reset. Sometimes you just leave something dead and you move on, or enjoy of it, what was good when the ride was still fun. <P> Your going to get worse with age too. But those that loved you before will still love you then.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 9:52 a.m. CST

    DICKBLOOD lives to see other people failing

    by CuervoJones

    Interesting pathology.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 9:57 a.m. CST

    everything you like sucks

    by j_difool

    john ottman is a TARD. quentin tarantino used the "WWII" color filter to achieve that look. he's a hack and it shows. marcus nispel made pathfinder. enough said.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 10 a.m. CST

    I saw this last night for free - worth every penny.

    by vic twenty

    It was OK. Mom is in it for a minute, setting up the rest of the movie...the opening is the best part (except for the healthy girls) but a little too much "shaky-cam" fo my taste. Definitely a wait for video or see in a theater only if you have been drinking - y'know, a Jason movie. But take you rdramamine for the chase sequences. <p> By the way, Nana Visitor plays Mrs. Vorhees. She used to be quite tasty. Her rack was thankfully not shown.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Viscous Energy?

    by WYLD STALLYNS RULES

    LOL

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Oh My Fucking God

    by skimn

    I realize this is a geek site, and I'm a good 20 years older than most of you, but this is Friday the fucking 13th!! Not Shakespeare or even John Carpenter!! "Part IV is better than Part VII, but it goes off the rails completely in X...etc.etc.etc." Friday was simply a cash-in on the killer-on-the-loose theme made popular with Halloween, with the Friday The 13th date added because Halloween was named after a "holiday". It was made to seperate teenagers from their allowance, and brilliantly used the rising talent of Tom Savini and his make-up effects to achieve those results. Other than that its leadup-false scare-kill, over and over again. Don't get me wrong, I actually enjoyed My Bloody Valentine, but because of its use of 3D, some resemblence of plot, and some decent acting. This looks to have none of that. Hey, gorehounds, enjoy. But lets not elevate a C-movie to the greats of cinema, because it was kewl when we were kids.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Jason's a pothead??? Doesn't make sense!

    by Kid Z

    ... he'd be crashing in his shack scarfing Oreo DoubleStufs, mini boxes of Froot Loops while watching Andy Griffith Show marathons on TV Land and laughing uproariously at only the color episodes. He'd never even be able to get off the couch to kill anyone.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 11:02 a.m. CST

    If Jason was a pothead...

    by D.Vader

    Then every time he busts down a door to kill some teenagers, he better be grabbing at some Cheez-Its on his way out. Seriously, if every scene where Jason steps into a cabin to kill, they had him grab some snacks on his way out, this film would be an instant classic.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 11:05 a.m. CST

    You had me at....tits (check)

    by Dr Gregory House

    Glad to hear that new Jason is a libertarian!

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 11:34 a.m. CST

    D. Vader, you're so cynical!

    by 11ZOMBIES

    This movie celebrates the joy of cinema. As I mentioned, I saw this last night. I'm no fan of Platinum Dunes, but they nailed it with this. Have you heard that they are paying attention to the fans on their dedicated blog, actually taking suggestions from the fans about the NOES remake? When I saw the producers on a panel in San Diego I was struck by how much they were taking the fans into consideration in these new films. These guys know there is a built-in fan base, and it shows in the new F13 film. Past transgressions aside(ahem, Texas Chainsaw Massacre), these guys are paying attention to their bread and butter. Don't be so quick to write them off, their Friday the 13th film is good stuff for horror fans. Everyone makes mistakes, right...? The pot angle is not as prominent as the AICN'ers would have you believe, it's really just a plot device. As I've said before, this film only had to overcome the worst in the series, and it does that, matching up with the first six entries. VERY enjoyable.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Bye Quint, Thanks...

    by Duty

    I read at Joblo.com that you are a writer now. You will be very missed at AICN!!!

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST

    I didn't see your earlier post, 11Zombies

    by D.Vader

    Shit, was it a free screening last night? I wish I knew, 'cause that's the *only* way I'll be seeing this one in theaters! Or unless, I get dragged out to it by a group of friends, but I don't see that happening... <p>Its obvious you're a huge fan of the series, so I understand your point about it being a success so long as its better than the worst in the series. I just don't understand what's wrong with asking for a bit more, what's wrong with even *attempting* a bit more? <p> And what you said about the producers elevates my opinion of them a bit, but only very slightly. They still pulled that BS quote about how their Freddy will be scary and not comical, as if that's an original idea of theirs and not how Freddy was portrayed in the first film.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Does it show off Jason's Superpowers?

    by Smerdyakov

    Immortality, regeneration, occasional teleportation and the ability to keep cars from starting.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    BLOODY TITS?

    by TheMcflyFarm

    I'm in.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I lucked up on a pass...

    by 11ZOMBIES

    ...from the comic shop. We only got a couple, or I would have let you know. I feel like they nailed it, with characters that were actually a bit engaging. The asian guy is fucking hilarious. But that may be only because we've got a teenage girl in the house, their behavior was all too familiar. I liked that the stereotypes were played for the audiences expectations, a welcome POV post Scream. The new F13 is a good time, free is the way to see it, but I must admit I'd like to go again. Lots of nods to the fans, including actually explaining why Jason can get around the lake so fast. Point taken(about NOES), I actually discussed the frightening nature of Freddy in the first film last night. Tina's nightmares in the first couple sequences are awesome, if they can approach that level of filmmaking I will be surprised. After this new F13, I'll be interested in what they can do with it. Don't get me wrong- the new F13 *IS* a cash-in, but it was at the very least entertaining. You WILL NOT believe the nudity on display in this film, they did not hold back. It's fun, and I cannot remember the last time I had so much fun in the theater. Slasher films are back, FTW!

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Quint you fucking tard

    by BitterMan23

    He's NOT a weed farmer. The guy who he gets the mask from is. Jesus christ man, pay the fuck attention if you're going to break embargo and post the first review on one of the major sites, you sod.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Part V is good because of the kills

    by Abominable Snowcone

    The hedge clipper in the boobs kills. The face tournaquet. The mouth flare. And the best of all, the "oooh baby, hey baby" outhouse shishkabobbing of Reggie's older brother. The only Friday kill that rivals these is I think part 7, in it's ORIGINAL version, when Jason picks up the chick in the sleeping back and slams her against a tree like six times. In the edited version, it's only one slam.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Actually I think the hedge clippers

    by Abominable Snowcone

    went in her eyes, but it's her boobs we all remember.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Jason Is A Pot Head?!

    by LaserPants

    I always took him to be more of a meth addict -- doesn't sleep, really angry, kills people at random for no discernable reason. I would think that habitual use of weed would make Jason pretty chill, actually. Maybe a little paranoid and hungry, but mostly giggly, vaguely tired, and chilled out.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Wow. Pitt looks awful in this.

    by HoboCode

    He is as inconsistent an actor as you will ever watch.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 2:04 p.m. CST

    I might watch just to see...

    by RockLobster800

    dean from the gilmore girls get killed..pllleeeassse tell me he goets killed! I hated that guy....

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 2:07 p.m. CST

    "Aliens and The Fly"

    by Mr_X

    was a porno

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 3:56 p.m. CST

    I'm with Ebert

    by Power_Girl

    If he even reviews this... one star or none.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 3:57 p.m. CST

    You think Robert Richardson's cinematography is drab?

    by drturing

    Seriously Quint, go make a film about killer dolls or something. I mean seriously. If you can't recognize the quality in the lighting then just go back some direct to scifi channel stuff. It's fucking Robert Richardson, and it looks fantastic.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    7 would have one of the best ever

    by zooch

    But the studios cut all the gore. It did have the sleeping bag death.

  • Feb. 10, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Zooch...

    by 11ZOMBIES

    ...more gore wouldn't have saved the bad acting, terrible story, or hyperventilating Jason. Part 7 is ass.

  • Feb. 11, 2009, 3:56 a.m. CST

    11Zombies is green and converts Co2 to Oxygen

    by Lost Jarv

    Fuck's sake. Bugger off plant. We've heard all this crap before: <P>"I'm no fan of Platinum Dunes, but they nailed it with this"- classic negative to positive. <P>2)"When I saw the producers on a panel in San Diego I was struck by how much they were taking the fans into consideration in these new films." Where have I heard that before? oh yeah. AvP:rectum <P>3)"these guys are paying attention to their bread and butter" Fuck me. That may as well be straight off a press release <P>4)Reatively new user ID with posts almost exclusively on this shit. <P>5)"It's fun, and I cannot remember the last time I had so much fun in the theater. Slasher films are back" Get fucked. <P>That shall do. If I have to do more, then I will do.

  • Feb. 11, 2009, 4:58 a.m. CST

    I've always wanted to see...

    by The Amazing G

    Jason goes to suburbia

  • Feb. 11, 2009, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Bitter, Turing and Soylent

    by Quint

    Bitter, I think you must have missed the obvious joke. No, I don't really think the mongoloid zombie machete murderer is a weed farmer. I just thought it was funny that it came off that way. And you're wrong about the guy he kills being a weed farmer. He says in the movie he found the shit growing in the woods. Same stuff. Found it, not grew it.<BR><BR>Turing, wow... seemed to really touch a nerve, I guess. No need to get personal, man. It's just an opinion. I have no problem with Robert Richardson's work, even his work with Tarantino. I thought his Kill Bill stuff looked great. But I'm not the only one who thought that footage came off flat. I saw it in a theater, projected from a digital source, not on a computer and most people in the theater thought it looked flat. Maybe it was the digital projection, but it looked like every other WW2 movie you've seen in the last 5 years. It looked professional, but the under 2 minutes in the trailer didn't wow me.<BR><BR>Soylent, there are a whole lot of reasons why I had to stop AMAD, but reviewing FRIDAY THE 13TH wasn't one of them. I'll have something going up by the end of this week covering something vintage I haven't seen before. Just gotta figure out what I'm in the mood for.

  • Feb. 11, 2009, 10:49 a.m. CST

    How about AMAD for 13 days

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    All Friday the 13ths, plus Jason vs. Freddy, plus this remake.

  • Feb. 11, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Grammaton

    by Quint

    CHUD already did it. It's a great idea, but Mr. Faraci had that brainchild and actually executed it. I actually once did a marathon, back when Jason Goes To Hell was the last FRIDAY movie that was Friday 1-9 and then Nightmares 1-New Nightmare. I failed at about hour 26 and had to take a 4 hour nap before moving on past... I think it was Dream Warriors... But it's insane watching all the Fridays in a row, back to back. Kinda puts you into a weird headspace. Not exactly bad, but weird. Now I'm rambling...

  • Feb. 11, 2009, 8:11 p.m. CST

    MR PROFIT...

    by drwynninblack

    You say Harry's scores started going downhill starting with "Part VII". Well, newsflash for you; Harry didn't actually score "Part VII", Fred Mollin did. Yes, they used some of Harry's stuff...but what they used was mostly recycled music from "Part VI" and bits of the score from the first three films. Mollin did the theme and all the other original music in that film. And the reason Harry's stuff seemed less than awesome in "Jason Goes To Hell" and "Jason x" was because he didn't have even half the budget for music that he did in the other films. "Parts III and VI" are his best work, in my opinion. "Part VI" is brilliant; his use of the "Dies Irae" is spot on genius.

  • Feb. 11, 2009, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Quint I could go on and on about how Part 2

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    was filmed ten minutes from my house.