Simply A Masterpiece
Highly Overrated But Still Good
A lot of perfectly good film show their cards early, establish a unique premise and let the audience explore a topic at a leisurely pace, without much in terms of surprise. this film is not one of those films.
Exactly the movie you think it is, but not the movie you want it to be.
Un watchable I can't stand this movie boring as hell. I couldn't continue watching it. Jason X more Jason in space is really awful horrible movie in my opinion. Whole movie makes no sense to me. This movie is unwatchable and incredible bad to watch. I can't comment anymore cause after 5 minutes in the movie I throw the disk out of my Blu-ray player. I can't decide which one is worse this or Jason Goes to Hell. Those two movies I can't stand. 1/10.
(I am Reviewing this Film in the Context of the Series and as mildly as possible as an actual Film on its own)To quote a line from the Film itself which perfectly describes the Whole experience "This sucks on so many levels!". If one would want to describe the Whole Film in as sparse words as possible it could simply be described as "Jason in Space" or "Imagine Alien without the Alien but with Jason instead and much cheaper looking".First a bit about the Background of this Flick, it had the Biggest Budget of the main series (1-10) and it was meant as an re-igniter for the franchise, for the reason of "Jason goes to Hell" being the introduction for the long planned "Freddy vs Jason" (which finally came to fruition in 2003), one of the writers had the idea of Sending him to Space so the series could get a fresh entry.The problems of this sequel are to many to count, from unnecessary transition scenes that break the mood to a horrible and cheap sounding Film Score, Bad lighting, and and and. The Worst problem of this Sequel is that you can see and feel that the Sets got made cheap and fast and the CGI was worse than on most TV Shows that where made in the 90s and the Dialogues where laughable Bad (even for a Friday the 13th Film). There are so many scenes where you force yourself trough and think how in the F#@*ing Hell did this get green-lit. Some examples: One of the Characters gets grabbed trough a Wall by his throat and Jason Pushes his Machete through the Wall and his back, the character says something like "aah oh god, how could you think you can kill me like this" and Jason Punches another Sharp object through and the Character says "ah that's it two is better than one" and he faints. Or a scene near the End Where a protagonist gets sucked trough a whole and right before she falls trough she says "this sucks on so many levels". This Film made me angry as i was plowing through the Whole Series, which grew to my Heart even if most of them where Trash they at least where a Big Bumper Bag of Fun, this one is not. One highlight of this Flick was a Scene where trough VR technology Jason gets transported to the 80s Crystal Lake and kills two Chicks in old Classic fashion, and as a wink to one of his predecessors, he hammers a girl in a sleeping bag against a tree.This Film was an affront to everything that was Fun to the Series, the other Films where made way cheaper but managed to look way more expensive. The Director didn't seem to have enough of Fantasy and Vision, as laughable as the Idea may be imagine a more talented Director at the Helm. Ugly, Laughable, Boring and a Machete to the heart to one or mostly many fans of the Series. Don't watch this Film!!!
This movie is the tenth sequel to "Friday the 13th". The number is gigantic, considering that the franchise never had a single spark of quality. This time, imagination led the writers to take Jason into space in an attempt to give the public something they had not yet seen. But changing the clothes does not make the content better, and the franchise has never had good content, and that's hardly likely to happen.
I remember how a sketch from an early episode of "MADtv" featured Jason Voorhees IN SPACE! I wonder how the creators of that sketch felt when this movie was released. Okay, it wasn't exactly the same, as this movie takes place in the future. I remember looking up Leonard Maltin's movie guide and being amazed at the sheer number of slasher films that his book seemed to be cluttered up with! I think "Friday The 13th" has the most numbered sequels of anything in his book. It was weird looking up plots and finding out the villains died in the last movie. Every single one of them is back! It was bad enough that they lied to us with "Friday The 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter". Then they lied AGAIN with "Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday". It looks like this is still the last canonical appearance of Jason in this timeline, although they simply made a remake years later. It's weird how they attempted to make the formula different in the last couple of movies. It's a pity they were just as dumb as the originals, if not worse. Anyway, this film features Jason being frozen for hundreds of years and then terrorizing the people on a spaceship. It's weird to see how these supposedly genius scientists are every bit as stupid as the kids on Crystal Lake.They just get killed off over and over like the dumb teenagers hundreds of years ago. I guess you could argue Jason simply became more powerful, but still they should know better. I was amazed at how awful the CGI was in the training simulation. I guess that might have been intentional, seeing as how it was a simulation, but it still looked hideous. We even got to see these guys die twice. I'm glad I watched this on Friday the 13th even if it wasn't in the title. I saw it on the Syfy Channel and honestly, it fit right there with their cheesy movies. *1/2