One of my favorite Friday sequels plus Amy Steel was great in this film.
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The body count continues...
"I told the others, they didn't believe me. You're all doomed. You're all doomed." - Crazy Ralph
Release Date: May 1, 1981
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Director: Steve Miner
Starring: Amy Steel, John Furey, Adrienne King, Kristen Baker, Stuart Charno, Warrington Gillette, Walt Gorney, Marta Kober, Tom McBride, Bill Randolph, Lauren-Marie Taylor, Russell Todd, Betsy Palmer, Cliff Cudney, Jack Marks
Plot Summary: After killing the crazy Mrs. Voorhees, who was avenging her son Jason's death, Alice can finally sigh with relief. But there is just one problem. Jason never drowned in Crystal Lake and lived in the nearby woods as a hermit all this time. The day that ALice beheaded his mother, Jason saw everything and his heart filled with thirst for revenge. Two months later Alice gets stabbed by an ice pick in the temple and dissapears. Is Jason behind this? Five years later a camp next do to Camp Crystal Lake is build and the couselors start snooping around the old, abondoned camp ruins. This makes Jason very upset, since his shack is next to the remains of Camp Crystal Lake and what is inside the shack shall be kept secret forever, even if it means killing nine people!
It's decent but I like the later sequels the best when Jason started wearing his hockey mask.
Am I the only one who thinks that Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday isn't that bad? Granted, I saw it at about 3 AM (On BET, of all places!), and at that hour, any movie would look good, but I wondered.
Not it will most likely do any good, but I encourage any interested parties to sign this petition.
"What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one."
Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death
My third favorite Friday sequel (behind 6 and 4) Friday 2 did everything the original did and better. Some great kills(the TOTDN impaling, the shot of the girls horrified face before she gets stabbed, and machete to the face) were awesome. The only bad part being the MPAA cutting the movie to shreds after all the crap they got for Friday 1. Plus you have to love Amy Steel whos my favorite heroine of the Friday franchise(and the hottest IMHO). ****
This was the only Friday I hadn't seen...untill today. For years I've wondered how this film explained Jason's sudden maturing. I was pretty disappointed at the explaination I got.
Jason's body was neverr found, and he didn't really drown. Instead he went into the woods and lived in the wild all these years. This contradicts the final scene of Part 1, which I could live with EXCEPT that they used that in a flashback at the start of movie. It's also very hard to imagine a young child deciding to go ferral for no apparrent reason.
We're also fed other bits of info like "his mother was the only person he ever knew" and "he's a child in a man's body." We're expected to take all this as fact even though it comes from a ghost story a character made up and other characters' speculations.
A subtitle tells us the main body of Friday the 13th takes place in the "Present" and that movie came out in 1980. Part 2 came out in 1981 and takes place five years later. Does that mean it took place in the future at the time of its release?
I hate when horror sequals start off by killing the survivor of the previous installment. I think writers feel this proves that no character is "safe" from being a victem, but its become a cliche and it ruins the story of surviving the first ordeal, because really she didn't survive it.
I do really like the scene in Jason's shack. The only time we'll see Jason with a dwelling. I'd seen it before because it's a flashback in Part 3, and I've always thought it was one of franchise's few iconic moments.
I wonder if Jason's messed up face is supposed to mean he's always been like that. Maybe that's why he was kapt out of school.
(When Jason is killed by toxic waste in part 8 he reverts to a child's body. This would be the last time a sequal picked up where the last left off.)
Loads better then the first one, and one of the better Friday films in the series. They took everything that worked in the original, and improved upon it. While I'm not a fan of the 'first-person' camera perspective, it wasn't as annoying here then it was in the first, though that may have to do with it not being utilized as often. I'm also one of those that thought that was a cool way to open the movie, although it didn't make much sense. Wouldn't Alice have gotten as far away from Crystal Lake as possible after the first film? How did Jason find her, considering he's lived in the woods his entire life with no schooling on how to use a map or a compass or anything like that? Regardless, I'm willing to throw logic out the window when a movie's sole intent is to scare first, and right after she finds the head in her fridge before being stabbed, that's scary.
The kills, well, some were interesting but some were pretty lame. It seemed like all Jason did was slit throats for awhile there, but things picked up when he found the spear. Again, I'm going to compare it to the first one here because I watched the original one expecting some creative kills as was advertised on the DVD case and didn't get any. Here, there's some cool stuff(favorite part? Just seeing that guy step into the rope trap and hang there, even though Jason settled for the boring throat slice, it was still cool seeing the poor guy fly up there and swing by his feet before being discovered by Jason).
Overall, a fine sequel, *** and a half for me. Oh, and Jason is one ugly mofo.
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