Reviewed by: Steve Warburton
About murder in the Bible
Fear, Anxiety and Worry… What does the Bible say? Answer
How do I know what is right from wrong? Answer
VIOLENCE—How does viewing violence in movies affect families? Answer
Every time you buy a movie ticket or rent a video you are casting a vote telling Hollywood “That’s what I want.” Why does Hollywood continue to promote immoral programming? Are YOU part of the problem?
|Featuring||Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, Amanda Righetti, Travis Van Winkle, Aaron Yoo, Derek Mears, Jonathan Sadowski, Julianna Guill, Ben Feldman, Arlen Escarpeta, Ryan Hansen, Willa Ford, Nick Mennell, America Olivo, Kyle Davis, Richard Burgi, Chris Coppola, Rosemary Knower, Bob King, Nana Visitor, Stephanie Rhodes, Caleb Guss, Travis Davis, Kathleen Garrett|
“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “Pathfinder”
|Producer||Crystal Lake Entertainment, MTV Films, New Line Cinema, Paramount Pictures, Platinum Dunes, Michael Bay, Sean S. Cunningham, Toby Emmerich, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Alma Kuttruff, Brian Witten|
|Distributor||New Line Cinema (Warner Bros. Pictures)|
“Welcome to Crystal Lake”
I kinda hate to admit this, but I’ve always had a soft spot for the “Friday the 13th” movies.
When I was in grade school, those movies had this awesome aura about them. There was a rumor going around that Katie McGregor, a little girl in grade 4, had snuck out of her bed one night to watch a few minutes of “Friday the 13th” on the late show. It was so scary that she allegedly had to be hospitalized and had nightmares for weeks.
I remember the original “Friday the 13th” being praised for its “imaginatively grotesque murder sequences.” We’d see throats slit, heads lopped off, machetes thrust through chests… all kinds of yuckiness. And there was one constant thread…. the kids who got murdered were all bad kids. The kids who drank and did drugs and fornicated were all killed by Jason. Only the moral ones, the ones who said no to premarital sex and weed, survived to fight another day.
This new movie opens with five kids hiking into the woods for a weekend of sex and drugs. They’re also there to steal some marijuana that some drug pushers had planted in the woods. The kids all get killed. Well, maybe they don’t. There is a twist. It’s an impressive twist, too, and I admired how the screenwriters pulled it off and…
I’m supposed to be reviewing this for a Christian audience, right?
Well, it’s a “Friday the 13th” movie. What do you expect?
There’s a lot of gratuitous nudity, way too much foul language, and, of course, over the top violence.
What saddened me the most though was that I saw this movie in Cornwall, Ontario, and right behind me there was a lady who was watching the movie with her seven-year-old son. The kid was right into the movie, too. Cheering Jason on with every teenager he killed.
That was more offensive than anything else I saw on the screen.
Violence: Extreme / Profanity: Heavy / Sex/Nudity: Heavy
This movie is not recommended.
See list of Relevant Issues—questions-and-answers.