Reviewed by: Ryan Izay
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Starring: Kane Hodder, Dylan Bierk, Lisa Ryder, Chuck Campbell, Barna Moricz | Directed by: Jim Isaac, James Isaac | Produced by: Noel J. Cunningham, Noel Cunningham | Written by: Sean S Cunningham, Todd Farmer | Distributor: New Line Cinema
“Jason X” would make the hundreds of straight to video, horror films proud. After all, it belongs in that category and not many in it get the privilege of being seen on the big screen. If it were not for the fact that this film carries with it an icon monster, it never would have made it so far.
Knowing what kind of audiences that this film would bring in they try their best to please. There are many very creative and demented ways for the innocent to die in this film as well as Jason, who seems to die many times only to rise again. As well as violence and gore this film also fills its quota of sex and language including a somewhat humorous affair involving a boy and his robot. Actually the entire film is quite humorous. Mostly just because of the fact that it thinks it is actually scary.
As a Christian, or any intelligent person, this film should not surprise you. “Jason X” was advertised to be what it is. Another poorly made horror film to follow up in a series that started without Jason as a killer at all. In fact, he was hardly in the original “Friday the 13th” and every film since that one has just been an exploitative scheme to make more money.
There is no moral content in all of this film and it doesn’t even have the star power to attract audiences like past bombs such as “Halloween H20” did.
If watching a scary movie is your idea of fun, I suggest renting an old classic instead. Or go see “Frailty” which at least has some thought provoking matters. For all of you that enjoy Jason, cross your fingers because Freddy vs. Jason has been waiting for the green light and depending on the gross of “Jason X”, it could get it in the not too distant future. God save us all.