An Average Movie-Goer’s Review
No spoilers! If you would like spoilers – check out the Spoiler post
I love horror movies and if I’m going to watch them anyway, why not write an entertaining/funny review from the POV of an average movie-goer and not a professional critic.
Today we’re looking at the final film entry in the original Friday the 13th timeline, 2002’s Jason X
After being cryogenically frozen in 2010, Jason is accidentally awoken in 2465 aboard a space ship where he continues his murderous rampage
Is Jason X Scary?
No, while this entry is about a horror icon, it leans more toward science fiction. There are some gory kills but nothing that you shouldn’t be used to by now if you’ve been watching the rest of the films. Overall you won’t leave Jason X scared of anything unless you work in a cryogenics lab and have co-workers who don’t check to see if someone’s been accidentally frozen.
No Spoiler Review:
Jason X is great… but it’s not a good movie. After watching all the Friday the 13th films and especially after the last few entries, Jason X is great comparatively speaking. It has okay acting, okay dialogue with some pretty bad jokes/quips thrown in, and some forgettable characters. But it strikes a good balance between comedy and horror that Jason Goes to Hell couldn’t get down right. It also has that enjoyable story progression that Friday the 13th: Jason Takes Manhattan forgot it needed.
Go into Jason X expecting a serious movie and you’re going to be disappointed but go in expecting the 10th entry of slasher serious that should have ended around part 6 and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. The only thing that I found somewhat oft-putting were the weirdly forced sex scenes. My theory is that someone forced the director to add sex scenes and since they didn’t want to they added them in the worst part.
Overall I do recommend Jason X but only to those people who want to watch a silly early 2000’s “horror” slasher and know that it shouldn’t be taken seriously plus Uber Jason looks awesome.