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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Friday the 13th

"Did you know a young boy drowned here? He was my son. And today, is his birthday."
Picture this: I'm on the Bolt Bus heading home to Boston for the weekend watching yet another cheesy horror flick on my ipod touch (yes, this is like my third one in less than two weeks...don't ask why) when out of nowhere a woman's bare chest crosses the screen in the first of many random sex scenes. I'm sure the guy sitting next to me was thrilled but to me this one yet another reason why many horror flicks today are, well, dumb.
I used to LOVE the old school Friday the 13th movies. I couldn't give enough of lunatic Jason slow walking after a scantily clad female (or male) as they flee into the woods and always into a far more dangerous situation. After seeing the first few movies, I'd always ask: why in the world do folks continue to "vacation" on Camp Crystal Lake? Don't they watch the news??
This latest installment of Friday the 13th is really no different. Jason continues to remind dumb teens just how crazy and pissed off he really is and that machetes and house fires may bruise him, but he will be back for a sequel.
If you're a die hard Jason fan like myself, check out the movie with popcorn and a group of friends. If not, sit this one out.

My rating: D+


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