Sunday, October 13, 2013

Scary Movie Month, Day 13

Jason X

Ahhhhhh...that's more like it. Sure, it's not a scary movie, but it's a damn fun one that deserves more love.

Jason Voorhees, the hockey-masked murder enthusiast of the Friday the 13th series is cryogenically frozen after his latest spree and is thawed on a spaceship about 400 years in the future. Sound ridiculous? I haven't even gotten to the part where his head is blown up and he's regenerated as a terminator-esque Uber-Jason...hey, where are you going?

I know, it's nuts, but the movie finds just the right tone and plays everything with enough of a wink that you never feel like it doesn't know exactly what movie it is. Screenwriter Todd Farmer has built his career on movies that have their tongues firmly planted in their cheeks, and he always manages to deliver a fun ride.

The movie gets a lot of flack for being so different but it's way more entertaining than many others in the series. I finished it about half an hour ago and I already kind of want to watch it again...that's a sign of a fun movie. Time to fire up the commentary track...

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