Jason X (2001) Reviewed

Jason falls prey to the charms of two naked holographic teen victims.

Jason falls prey to the charms of two naked holographic teen victims.

JASON X aka Friday the 13th: Part X (2001)
It was only a matter of time before we’d get “Jason in Space.” After nearly a decade off, Jason returns in this inventive little lark that one-ups Jason Goes to Hell by sending him to a cryogenic space lab where a convoluted set of circumstances wake him from cryo-rest and send him on a celestial rampage. Adopting it’s own style and playing up the sci-fi elements were wise moves for a series pushed so far beyond it’s potential. There are some fun (if usually ineffective) scares and lots of great effects. I’d guess that this probably sported the biggest budget of the entire series and it shows. Nicely paced and intentionally tongue-in-cheek, this is a Jason movie I can actually recommend without reservation – but only to genre fans. Anyone looking for a seriously scary movie would find Jason X ridiculous. But considering the series that it tails, it’s a fucking masterpiece. There’s a “virtual Camp Crystal Lake” scene that serves as the movie’s (kinda’ hilarious) centerpiece.
** ½

~ by Number5ive on February 13, 2009.

One Response to “Jason X (2001) Reviewed”

  1. Ha! Hilarity. I haven’t been to see a horror film in almost ages (“30 Days of Night” a year and a half ago), but I’ve always had a soft spot for these 80’s slasher films. I think the last Jason flick I saw was part 6 maybe, last Freddy would be maybe Dream Warriors (even wrote an outline in jr. high about Freddy working to be reborn through a pregnant teenager).

    Now we’ll just have to wait and see what you make of the latest Friday the 13th.

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