It's a damn shame that this film didn't get a slew of sequels! After years of disappointing and outlandish Friday the 13th films this remake feels like its regenerating the whole franchise. They take the series back to it's basics. Gone are the cheap gimmicks and cash grabs. Instead they bring Jason back to his roots. At the same time they tweak and update his story just enough to make it feel fresh and exciting!
It feels like a conglomeration of plot points from the earlier films, and is more akin to the series' lesser sequels, as it only features the cheap thrills of horny kids getting the slice-and-dice. Despite having a slicker modern production and some very sharp photography, unlike the original, it lacks build up and suspense, being more about the gore shots than anticipation. However, it's fun in a dumb way.
A seriously under-appreciated remake, it took everything that made 80's slasher films memorable (sex, nudity, weed, crude humor, gore) and recaptured it's spirit in outstanding fashion. Better than the original in my opinion, with excellent cinematography too. Plus the numerous references to the first three original films are great as well.
The problem with this movie is that it tries too hard to be funny, stupid and to please this generation because, once you cut all the sex references and scenes, all the bad words and all the weed conversation, you found a real well-thought and passionate production, a fresh and good memorial and a dinamic re-imagination of this franchise with great jumpscares. A good way to honor the Voorhees' legacy.
Pretty fucking boring and generic in every way, then again I never cared much for the original series. You'd think a modern remake would improve or experiment with the formula but no - just more lazy horror to add to the shitpile, filled with bland teenagers getting slaughtered one by one in fairly unimaginative ways (at least there's tits this time). Kids, flush this turd and watch Bava's "Bay Of Blood" instead.