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.
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!
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.
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.