Directed by: Marcus Nispel
Starring: Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, Amanda Righetti
To finish off my epic Friday the 13th marathon, I figured I might as well watch the recent remake. I mean, I’m not going to include it in my big ol’ honkin’ review or anything, but what the hell, right? RIGHT. SHUT UP.
A bunch of teenagers in the woods get attacked and mostly killed by some guy in a hockey mask with a machete. Jared, I think his name is. Or no, Jason, that’s it. I knew it was something like that.
Back to the ol’ formula, eh? No crazy psychics or super powers or anything? Well hey, good choice, I say. However, this begs the question… Why the hell did they make this? I mean, there have been hundreds of cheap slasher movies in the last ten years, and stylistically, this could’ve been ANY of those. Really all they have going for them is the iconic Jason thing, and (like a good slasher movie, ironically), they didn’t really show him very much. So again, why? At least the Halloween remakes tried to do something interesting with the established characters. Though, I guess things like “character” and “plot” never really meant a whole lot to this series, did it?