3-D version. The third in the long running series picks up where the previous left us and somehow dumps another group of teens near the events of the previous. Guess the cops were to busy to evacuate the area. The 3-D is of the 'comin at ya' variety and any prop the filmmakers could think of dangling at us...they do. Ok of its kind but the formula was already wearing thin.
The shots for 3-D were distracting and absurd and the ending was a bit of a shambles. This film definitely feels less sincere than the first two but has really good moments and is the birth of an icon (masked Jason)
Though it lacks a whiz-bang finale like Parts I and II, this installment is the most consistently enjoyable of the three. Jason finally gets the iconic mask, the characters have more character, and the filmmakers finally have the formula down pat. And holy Toledo, is that opening credits track the most wonderfully and woefully 1980s slice of cheese imaginable or what?
Friday the 13th Part III is somewhat of a mixed bag. The characters here are just so unlikable and boring! The only semi-memorable one is Shelly and that's just because of how annoying he is. However as soon as Jason dawns his iconic hockey mask and makes very creative use of some scuba gear this movie really kicks it into high gear! After three movies we finally get to see Jason fully realized and it is glorious!
I'm through with this series. If it wasn't for iCheckMovies, I wouldn't have even watched this one. I just couldn't care less about horny students getting killed in the most imaginative ways. The whole thing gets old real quick when there are no redeeming qualities to the film itself. I appreciate the series's giallo inspiration, but it's not utilized that imaginatively, making the films formulaic and boring.