Friday the 13th (2009)






Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, Amanda Righetti, Derek Mears, Travis Van Winkle, Julianna Guill, Aaron Yoo, Arlen Escarpeta, Willa Ford, Ryan Hansen, Richard Burgi, Kyle Davis, Ben Feldman, Nick Mennell, America Olivo, Jonathan Sadowski, Nana Visitor


Clay (Jared Padalecki) searches for his missing sister (Amanda Righetti) in the eerie woods of legendary Crystal Lake, where he stumbles on the creaky remains of rotting old cabins behind moss-covered trees. But that's not the only thing lying in wait under the brush.


Many years and sequels later Sean S. Cunningham's Friday the 13th, Marcus Nispel, who made its directorial debut with the remake of another horror (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), returned to Camp Crystal Lake to bring back Jason. What do I think? He should have left Jason alone.

Not only doesn't bring anything new on the table, but Friday the 13th is never scary, tense or anything besides predictably stupid. 

Regardless of whether I liked it or not, the original Friday did not need a remake, the more if a total failure. For the story the screenwriters took inspiration from the first three chapters, they combined it with sex and drugs, the usual predictable survivors, and the usual stereotyped, annoying characters that can do only two things: the guys say stupid lines for all the time, the girls can't help but show their breasts. 

It is not that difficult to side with Jason, who perhaps was plagued by some space radiation because now, besides killing everyone on his path, he also kidnaps people. The disturbing mother from yesterday - the best part of the original, with a great performance from Betsy Palmer - has become a frail and weak woman. 

Many will say stuff like: it's not supposed to have a plot; or the dialogue is supposed to be stupid; or the acting is supposed to be awful; or the characters are supposed to be utterly annoying. Well, this is not supposed to be a film then.

Michael Bay produced it after all, what was I even expecting. 


  1. Did I miss the review of Freddy vs. Jason, or did you just skip it? Anyhoo, I liked this one for what it is, yet another F13 flick. I got some interesting kills and lots of ridiculously bad dialogue, so I was happy with it. Then again, I have way too much pve foe thw franchise so my opinion doesn't count.

    1. I've skipped Freddy vs. Jason for the moment because I'm watching it after the Nightmare franchise. It wouldn't be fair to Freddy. Anyway it's not a problem if you liked this, it is just me because I didn't like the franchise a lot. Also I like reading different opinions.

  2. Michael Bay ruins everything. Although, I'm not sure there was much to ruin here...