Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday The 13th (Remake)...

I have never been a fan of the 80's style mindless teen slasher horror. This movie and the original fall into that category. There isn't a purpose behind it other than to kill all the "bad" kids and let the "good" kids survive. Some T&A and plenty of killing... that's about it. I have seen almost all of the Jason movies and they are all about the same in my mind. When we were watching this the other night, I kept thinking how campy and boring it was. My wife loved the original as a kid and saw it many times. However, after the movie she made the "campy" comment about watching it now as an adult. That leads me to my point of it being mindless. As a kid we are scared and excited about the "horror" of being chased by the likes of Jason, Freddy, and Michael Myers, but as an adult we need more thought behind the story. Something we can grab hold of and some substance. This remake featured mostly unknown actors and for the most part they will never have a career in film. Average acting and boring story line filled the screen. In most of these type of movies, the kids do and say things we as "normal" people would never do or say. Why do they always run upstairs or into places they can't get out of? Am I being to picky that I would want some smart... maybe common sense thinking in a horror film. I don't think that is too much to ask for. I have to say that I liked the Zombie remake of Halloween much better than this remake. I could rant longer concerning this trend of one remake after another, but what good would it do. I have said several times the Hollywood is lazy and can't seem to come up with an original thought for quite some time. It's just too easy to remake money makers in hopes of making more money. That's a shame. There are many talented people out there that are not afraid to imagine the unimaginable. Where's the Ray Bradbury's of our day??? Watch this if you liked it as a kid or young adult, but don't expect anything new from it.

Check out the trailer below...

Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker and Aaron Yoo headline director Marcus Nispel's chilling remake of the classic 1980s slasher-thriller that spawned a legendary horror franchise. Ignoring the warnings of the locals, a group of teenage camp counselors takes on the job of reopening Camp Crystal Lake -- on Friday the 13th no less, and raise the ire of Jason Voorhees (Derek Mears), a masked, homicidal maniac.

R For strong bloody violence, some graphic sexual content, language and drug material

97 minutes
Marcus Nispel

Jared Padalecki
Danielle Panabaker
Amanda Righetti
Travis Van Winkle
Derek Mears
Aaron Yoo
Julianna Guill
Arlen Escarpeta
Willa Ford
Ryan Hansen

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