Another reboot we never asked for. It was done adequately enough for a horror flick.
over 2 years
A boring attempt at a reboot. Retain at least some of what made Voorhees an icon. Stalk!
over 3 years
I never saw the original, but this was worth the watch.
almost 5 years
this remake is worth the watch.
over 5 years
Loud instead of scary; badly drawn archetypes of archetypes; convenient plot holes
almost 7 years
An ok reeboot with a faster Jason
Friday the 13th is a 2009 American slasher film directed by Marcus Nispel and written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift. It is a reboot of the Friday the 13th film series, which began in 1980 and the twelfth Friday the 13th film in total. Nispel also directed the 2003 remake of Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), while Shannon and Swift wrote the screenplay for the 2003 crossover Freddy vs. Jason. Friday the 13th follows Clay Miller (Jared Padalecki) as he searches for his missing sister, Whitney (Amanda Righetti), who while camping in the woods at Crystal Lake is taken by Jason Voorhees (Derek Mears).
The concept for the 2009 film originally started as an origin story, but the film evolved into a reimagining of the first four Friday the 13th films. Along with bringing the film back to its tonal roots, Jason was designed as a leaner and faster killer, with a backstory that could provide a little sympathy for the character, but not enough that he would lose his menace....