The Nineties just didn't know what to do with horror, did it? You can tell that, until "Scream" in '96, the genre was most impacted by the small screen: here's a "Friday the 13th" movie that bears more resemblance to random episodes of "The X-Files" and "Twin Peaks," with Jason Vorhees reduced to a body-hopping menace a la Killer BOB. One yearns for the elemental simplicity of those first few entries in the series.
After an awesome first scene, which is great enough for me to believe the whole movie is self-aware, the movie becomes an utter mess. But an enjoyable mess. Featuring props from a host of other films including the necronomicon and not Freddy, but Freddy's hand! Guess that couldn't get Robert Englund to agree to star in this film. Also Jason is black for half the film. And not a single scene in Hell.
Better gore effects and more violent than in a long time, but the origin of Jason is now completely rewritten and the logic makes even less sense than ever. We do get to see THAT final shot when Freddy Kreuger's glove takes Jason's mask to hell though which may be the best thing in the entire film just like in "Jason Takes Manhattan".
I say with a hint of shame...I really enjoyed this. F13 has literally never made one ounce of narrative sense, so why not (sort of) end it all by blowing up Jason, fucking with the mythology, and sending him straight to Hell? Is it always well executed? Fuck no, but it's a lot more interesting and energetic than so many of the previous entries and utilizes props/cameos from other horror properties to great effect.
Starts off with plenty of energy and a couple of great murders. But thereafter degenerates into a mess. Very little of the humour of the latter end of the series, and not even really a slasher film or Jason film at all. Not very good at all.
Thanks for the gore, Jason, Freddy and the Necronomicon! A horrible way to destroy Jason and try to continue his legacy. The boy that drowned in Crystal Lake is here represented as a entity that has a beating heart after his death (sure that the superhuman and supernatural elements were present in other movies but here it's elevated in a drastic way). Unfortunately, I spit on this movie for its intentions.
All right I can buy into a lot of things, I'm pretty gullible! I can buy into Jason going to NYC! I can buy into Jason vs a telekinetic angsty teenager! Do you know what I can't buy into? This movie! The only single redeeming thing about it is that it gives me a tiny ray of hope that maybe someday we could see a Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash movie. That being said it is still miles better than Jason X and A New Beginning!