I’d recently introduced the boy to the original Friday the 13th and so it was actually Friday the 13th he wanted to watch Friday the 13th (2009). I couldn’t remember the 2009 one and it has Jared Padalecki in so we choose it.
The story starts with a flash back to the original and Jason’s mummy. Then we’re back in the present with a group of teenagers looking for Camp Crystal lake. The slutty one, the stupid one, the good boyfriend, the final girl and the geek all sit in the dark woods. Obviously, the stupid one and the slutty one have sex (as an aside I wish we’d see some natural boobies for once. I’m sick of these ice cream scoop boobs bobbing around). Jason turns up, people die. The end. Well no, Jared Padalecki turns up as Clay, who is the concerned brother of the final girl. She’s missing (although nobody seems to be looking for the rest of the group). He bumps into another group. There is a nice girl, a rich privileged douche, the geek, the stoner, slut number 1 and slut number 2 and the stupid jock. (I don’t condone calling people sluts by the way, this is highlighting their cookie cutter characters). People die. That’s the movie in a nutshell.
We gave it 4/10. I wouldn’t recommend it. Son gave it negative points for being associated with Michael Bay. It’s not a new story. It brings nothing new to the Jason story line for me. We also deducted points for the darkness. This film was so dark, we couldn’t see what was happening. We couldn’t see the deaths. Hell, we didn’t know who was alive and who was dead because everyone looks the same in the dark. As we couldn’t see what was happening I don’t think we had a single jump scare. I wanted Dean to come and shake things up but I think he was filming My Bloody Valentine. Go back to Supernatural boys, all is forgiven.