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6 Underground (2019)
Well it's a Netflix exclusive
I only really watched this because I was recommended and Michael Bay made this. My expectations were low but I was still disappointed somehow. There's some fun bloody violence here and there, this movie is better than those awful TMNT movies that he produced. I'm not even a michael bay hater, i liked the first 3 TF movies, the bad boy movies, Pearl Harbor, I loved the rock, and armageddon was okay. The first half of the movie is cluttered with stupid flashbacks and the ending just kept dragging on, this is the first movie where i had to use the fast forward button just to finish it. It's also the first movie where i almost fell asleep during the last half (keep in mind its like 2 pm and I got a nice sleep so nice try). Oh well I'm not here to put a full review of why this movie gets a 5/10, just to point out this movie was so mediocre that I was deprived to finish it lol.
Men in Black: International (2019)
why? I just feel so mislead
Sooo I've been watching the MIB movies this month (I saw 1 and 2 sometime but i watched all 3 on the same day). I however never saw this one till today, I was REALLY trying to avoid it but I was curious, Qui Gon Jinn, thor, and frank the pug in one movie? This seems like an amazing fanfic! Boy was I wrong, I don't know why IMDB users once again downvote negative reviews for THIS movie XD. I bet this will get downvoted despite my (what I believe) OBJECTIVE reasons why this movie sucks.
First of all, where are the old characters? Agent J and K are literally nowhere to be seen and mentioned. Frank the pug is on the poster but gets like 2 seconds of screen time in this movie which sucks because he was literally one of the reasons why I was interested in watching this since he was probably the best part of MIB II (despite that being flawed as well) and was kinda disappointed that he wasn't in MIB III.
Second of all, the new characters honestly SUCK. They get little to no development at all through this film, I wouldn't say thor and that other girl are "unlikable" but there is no reason why we should like them or root for them. I had hope for Qui Gon but apparently he just turns into some alien just because the movie wants some plot twist for no actual reason. Remember when the attractive alien got in the base in MIB II? You're telling me you can detect strangers that aren't part of your team but not aliens. Agent H is just well thor without any powers and in a tuxedo and Agent M is probably worse. There's a scene where they even ask why she should be on MIB, she literally says "because I'm smart and motivated" yeaaah sure. How did she even know that MIB was still around? Well it's certainly a coincidence because if it wasn't, she would have wasted her whole life being a CIA agent. Agent J was at least a police officer so we know what he has to back up him and MIB II showed that Agent K would have worked for the post office or something. Agent M has NOTHING backing her up. Apparently her pet that she had when she was 20 years younger shows up and she still remembers it? I thought they made sure to wipe your memory and all evidence of you existing, how did she remember this creature?
Third of all, the special effects look pretty bad. Not as bad as Origins: Wolverine but you can tell they will look dated. Even the part where she gets dressed up is edited like its some weird rap/music video.
If all of this isn't enough to convince how bad this movie is, Thor literally has S*X WITH AN ALIEN! I AM NOT KIDDING. Ugh, it's a better (well more enjoyable) comic book movie than lets say The New Mutants but it still suffers the same problem where they fail at replacing old legacy characters to put these new amazing Hollywood characters that will "appeal" to EVERYONE.. ehahaha yeah right
Last film of the second quadrilogy, honestly a guilty pleasure of mine
The intro to this movie definitely tells this is from the late 80s but I admit this intro is pretty charming since it shows New York and some music. These characters on a boat near crystal lake go over ANOTHER recap of what happened, Don't you think after 7 movies that everyone would know by now what has been happening around Crystal lake? Everyone in new york knows what happened with the World Trade Center so why does everyone not know or have even heard the story about Jason Voorhees? Apparently the anchor coincidentally hits this electric wire that also revives Jason from underwater and a light show goes down there, I can not make this up. The guy also has the SAME EXACT mask as jason with the SAME axe mark on the right and some scratches as well, why would this world be selling super accurate Jason masks in a world where Jason exists? Young Jason visions are in this movie, honestly he looks laughably horrible and I would have preferred if they made him look more like the one from the first movie. There's even a scene of a student making out with a teacher along with some Crazy Ralph rip off. Jason also seems sometimes like a hero in this movie (similar to Rob Zombie's halloween remake). The new make up for Jason looks hilariously awful as well compared to the make up in part VII. Jason's enemy this time is toxic waste that somehow turns him into a little child.... I can't make ANY of this stuff up.
Yeah there's tons of stuff that make no sense and is hilariously awful but honestly, I still enjoy watching this movie despite it being the longest friday the 13th movie. A lot of people hate this movie because Jason is mostly on a boat and yeah it does contradict the title of this movie, I never really found it that boring at all. Kelly Hu is in this movie who I mostly know for voicing characters in games I play, the funny thing is the first mortal kombat game she voiced in was MKX and Jason is a guest character in MKX. Rather this is a coincidence or Jason was planned from the start. The kills are ridiculous and unique but hilarious (especially that decapitation kill). Jason is even in times square for a bit and that is the most fun half of this movie. They aren't even in new york (yeah ik its not ACTUALLY new york for the most part but story wise it is so shut up) till an hour and 3 minutes. One scene that I found hilarious is when Jason kicks down a gang's radio, the gang threatens him then backs off when jason SHOWS HIS FACE like he knows he is scary and ugly looking. As a movie, I would have given it a 5.5/10 but this gets a 6 because of my personal enjoyment even tho on a so-bad-it's-good scale, it would have gotten like an 8/10.
I wouldn't say I have ever hated this movie at all but it is a downgrade because this is where they made Freddy a more goofy than the first 3, however this might as well be the best out of 4-6. This is also the first nightmare movie where you really don't care or remember the characters that much. The first movie had memorable characters and the second movie did (for all the wrong reasons) and the third movie at least brought nancy and her father back, these next movies have a familiar pattern though which is any remaining characters from the last movie will be killed off in the next movie to pass on the leading role and I think the only exception where this rule is broken is in the 6th movie because no recurring characters show up in that movie.
The music playing in the intro already feels dated and lets you know you're watching a movie from the late 80s. It's what you expect, Freddy somehow comes back from what was supposed to kill him and everyone thinks Kristen is crazy for thinking that. I know Freddy is obviously in this movie but has Kristen (or anyone who says Freddy is back after he is gone) ever experienced nightmares that just aren't by Freddy? I'm just curious if they blame every bad dream or nightmare on Freddy. There's also a dog named JASON who is WHITE and has BLACK spots... foreshadowing at it's best. Apparently Jason (the dog) is digging up Freddy's bones and his bones form again which causes a few questions, We saw the intro where the girl who praise Freddy are back plus we saw the dog for a second bark at his owner (like I said, these characters are forgettable) to get him to back off since the dog (which I'm sure is controlled by Freddy at this point) was digging up Freddy's bones, the question I have is why is he doing this? He's already back technically plus if Kristen is right about Freddy wanting them to split up in the last movie (assuming he wants to do the same here) why would Freddy show this happening and prove her right about Freddy coming back? It's not like he has to be there, last time he wasn't even in Freddy's world till Kristen called him. Oh well, he dies due to a simple finger knife stab anyways. Next kill proves how Freddy isn't serious anymore, he makes some guy's girl that's on some poster underneath the guys water bed and then says "HOW IS THIS FOR A WET DREAM?" which I do admit is clever and funny. There's also a part where they parody shark movies or something? A sand castle blows up and Freddy even puts sunglasses, this is where it starts to get ridiculous. Freddy pulls off another goofy kill where he says "wanna suck face?" and the ch- OH COME ON IN REAL LIFE SHE'S JUST LOSING BREATH AND NOT LOOKING LIKE THE FLOPPED VERSION SHE DID IN THE DREAM WORLD? What wasted potential! I know I said that I didn't like the walking through walls part in ANOES 3 but at least having everything sucked out of you doesn't really break any physics. This is also when i start to realize these movies start to get boring, these are unforgettable characters with barely any unique personality and seeing them do their boring things just makes this boring. This movie and ANOES 5 sometimes even seem the same, please I've been watching horror movies for like 95% of the time and it's halloween I beg of you please be enterta- at least there is another funny joke where they keep looping the same scene over and over again to kill time. That kill where that girl also turn into a bug is really great and probably the best thing about this movie due to the great effects. OKAY fine, The actual last thing I can say about this movie is when Freddy said "well it ain't doctor Seuss", i guess that was kinda funny. Actually i lied, freddy's death in this movie and the effects for his souls look great is the last good thing about it.
It's funnier and way better than ANOES 2, ANOES 2 is unwatchable but ANOES 4 is watchable once you force yourself to if that makes any sense. It has more fun and memorable scenes than ANOES 2. I can usually tolerate forgettable characters in stuff like Friday the 13th and other movies that aren't popular but when the ANOES is based on characters and those characters aren't that interesting or good, it becomes boring. These characters are no way worse than Jesse from ANOES 2 obviously. It doesn't help that this movie is also similar to ANOES 5 but I will still review it either way, just don't expect it as lengthy as this one.
Went a bit too over the top
This movie I've always been mixed on, it's not the worst Friday the 13th movie ever at all however. Kane Hodder's first appearance as jason alone makes this a pretty important movie. The intro shows another interesting recap on what Jason has done until.. the worst opening credits ever show up, for some reason instead of putting the score as the music, they put these stock sound effects after text shows up. This also soon shows what is the biggest problem I have with this movie: Tina apparently has telekinesis apparently. In my opinion, this makes this film a bit too ridiculous and unrealistic. Yes, I'm aware Jason being a zombie is also unrealistic but it doesn't really ruin the point of the franchise since Jason is a horror movie villain and they wanted to bring him back (while making him stronger) but the point of these movies being about Jason killing forgettable camp counselors is still there and it builds the tension since these characters are all normal people and sometimes you can root for them (well mostly Tommy who is also gone from this film). With Tina having telekinesis, it's kind of hard to feel like she's going to die when we all know she can just lift Jason up in the air like Ermac and rip him in half. Most of the characters are okay in this film, Tina is fine personality wise at least (but cries A LOT in this film) but the guy trying to "help" Tina is unlikable. Jason is brought back to life after she says she wants her DAD brought back, is Jason her father...? Nah, im just kidding however it doesn't make too much sense unless you say she is unstable with her powers but she wasn't even thinking about Jason, she was thinking about her father plus does she even know Jason is down there or Jason exists? Oh well, at least Jason's design in this movie is absolutely amazing and terrifying, maybe it looks a LITTLE better than Part 6 (tho part 3 and 6 have his most iconic designs imo). I wouldn't say the kills suck, they actually aren't bad but they had to be cut down for the better or worse. Tina also has these random Jason visions which don't make much sense because all we know (as the audience) is she saw him come out of the water when she resurrected him and that's it, Jason never impacted her life at all plus she doesn't even know his name! There is even an "I'll be back" reference from Terminator. The last 16 minutes are cool as well however like I said, it doesn't really fit well in a Friday the 13th movie (doesn't mean its bad). It's funny how they were able to make amazing make up for Jason but not the zombie father, I guess they were on budget so they spent more effort on Jason than the father. I've also started to realize music isn't as good as the other movies, it doesn't seem like the music in the other 6 movies, maybe they got a new musician or something? I'm not sure.
I don't hate this movie at all but I've found new problems and new stuff to also appreciate, it's still watchable but as much as I don't want to say it, this movie is mostly the same as any other installment if Telekinesis was not involved. For the most part, I've began to appreciate it more for what it is like I have with the first Friday the 13th movie.
Probably the best sequel
The movie opens up with Edgar Allen Poe.. very interesting. The intro also shows a miniature elm street house being built with some dramatic music until rock is loudly played which we can tell from a story perspective why but it changes the tone of the scene completely. Freddy is of course still menacing and threatening but keep in mind, this is the last movie where he is serious and creepy. Thankfully, they went back to the simple roles of Freddy only being in dreams and retconned that weird possession thing or whatever he did that made him in the real world in part 2 which made no sense. The effects here are great as always along with the music which isn't new. The kill (well it COULD have been a kill, it only ends Kristen being knocked out but it's all good stuff) that happens in the first 9 minutes is already creative. The kills themself in this movie might be the best kills so far in the franchise due to so much creativity and the effects for them being wonderful. Kristen isn't that bad however is way better than Jesse. Nancy and her dad come back in this movie as well which is a great addition and is better than shifting to completely different characters. The other main characters however aren't really that memorable, they aren't bad but you won't be remembering their names that well without checking the iMDB page. Kristen also has the ability to pull stuff into her dreams and other people can control their dreams. this is an example of a new idea actually done right without breaking any of the rules. Freddy even becomes clay animation and it still holds up today. What part that does confuse me is somehow Freddy can make these people just walk through doors? I'm not really a fan of that because I always thought there were realistic things happening in the real world that are way different from the dream world (like Kristen was knocked out because she was cutting herself in the real world but was cut by Freddy in the dream world). I know in the first movie, people could fly up in the air but it wasn't defying all logic. One of the best kills to ever come from Freddy is the TV kill aka "WELCOME TO PRIME TIME B****" because the amazing effects (look at the arms) along with the line itself and its uniqueness make it so iconic. Freddy's mother also appears here which starts a trend of her showing up for some reason in 4 and 5, I don't know a single person who really asked to have Freddy's mother in these movies or his full backstory, him being child murderer then got burnt and is now out to get revenge on the parents who burnt him by killing their children is all we need. The acting has gotten better than the second movie and maybe more than the first movie. Another great part of this movie is actually the last 20 minutes, it's the most fun you will get out of the other characters and Nancy in this movie since this is where they can all control their dreams (tho Freddy can still defeat them) and Nancy's death is done well.
Overall, it has its issues but it's way better than ANOES 2 for sure, just not as good as the original.
As a Friday the 13th movie
This is definitely the best and most entertaining friday the 13th movie. Tommy's character is way better than the one in the first movie. I like how he literally insults Jason and has no regret in doing so at the end. This is also the first jason movie where he becomes a zombie and also isn't as serious as the last 4 movies but the comedy isn't as jarring and cringy as Nightmare On Elm Street 2. The kills are great here and there's not too much to discuss here, everything that was great in the other movies is all together here. It's short but it's really fun and enjoyable to watch, you won't be bored.
Absolute mess of a sequel.
Wew, I wrote a lot more than I intended (I bet someone will downvote this just because of the rating and not the HOURS I spent on this review). I wonder if this is longer than my review on Open Water 2
Ah infamously a bad sequel to the franchise. The intro of the first film establishes the creepy tone while this intro is confusing, you can never really tell its a dream and no its not what you think it is with environment. It's because we have no clues to even tell if it's a dream until we move past the bus stops and it's not even like a "oh yeah that's how that happened" thing, it just happens out of nowhere. I say this because of all of the people on the bus and their behaviors, does Jesse know EVERYONE on the bus and talk to them personally on a daily basis? However, this is least likely because this intro dream shows him to be an outcast or anti social. If these were his friends, I would understand but the movie never establishes this at all. This also shows a pretty bad effect, it's obvious they put a hot wheels bus on top of some miniature set. All of this being said, Freddy is still menacing and the same from the last movie. This is when Freddy was still a serious character and not a complete joke like 4 - 6 made him but he is barely seen in the movie. We have a new main character this time around and his name is Jesse, personally I don't like him at all (that is not because the actor was gay so please don't cancel me). The first ANOE showed likable characters including a great female lead, this movie shows an annoying whiny unlikable male lead. There's also tons of unnecessary and stupid homosexual slapstick like Jesse getting desperately pantsed in a baseball game and the Gym teacher being killed in the shower, THERE IS EVEN A FART JOKE. We didn't need Glen's shirt ripped off or Rod ripping off Tina's bra in the last movie or Freddy ripping Nancy's mother's clothes off so why did we need the stupid humor in this movie? Who's idea was this? "Oh it's the 80s!!!!" Well there's a big difference between 80s charm, camp, and CRINGE. And people make fun of Revenge Of The Fallen for the bad humor... Somehow, a poisonous snake gets on Jesse which ends up making him get yelled it. I thought it would be some student at first but I don't think the teacher would be THAT stupid to not notice that and if it was something to do with freddy, why would he dream about him sleeping in class? Why doesn't the teacher find it suspicious the snake got there without Jesse going there (you might say Freddy Controlled him but keep in mind that Jesse was staying in the same place the whole time.) Apparently, Nancy left her diary at the elm street house as well even tho we never saw her write in that diary ever. Even the PARENTS in this movie are absolutely stupid and unable to tolerate (I'm starting to sound like an average bayformers hater), the father thinks his son somehow was able to light a PARROT on FIRE without touching it. At last, this soon leads to one of the big if not biggest problem of this movie and that is it destroys almost ALL of the rules established in the first movie. Apparently, Freddy can somehow manipulate events happening in the REAL WORLD and yes, that includes being able to mess with people WHEN THEY ARE WIDE AWAKE. This pretty much ruins what makes Freddy unique at all, I mentioned on my review of the first movie that Freddy is different from Jason, etc because He can only effect your dreams and use that to his advantage but now since he can just do whatever, it destroys any tension of going to sleep anyways since we know Freddy can just pop up anywhere and creates TONS of plot holes in the first movie along with the future movies since this is never brought up or used ever again (probably cause they realized how dumb it is). I know I mentioned in the first ANOES movie that the acting was BARELY at times not it's best but made up for it with John Saxon, Robert Englund and the times where it was at it's best. This movie, however, has GOD AWFUL acting and it's mostly from Jesse. If it wasn't for the face expressions and the context, I would have NO IDEA how he is feeling (except for when he's whiny and there is TONS of that). The first kill of this movie doesn't happen until 37 minutes into the movie which is like 20 minutes later compared to the first film which is actually longer than this movie, there isn't any reason why Freddy wasn't able to kill anyone earlier, you could say that he was weakened since he died in the last movie but in that case, how did he recover? It isn't even specified why Freddy even needs Jesse's body, why can't he do it with almost anyone else? Also keep in mind that Jesse KNOWS about freddy and what he does but says "the girl lost her mind and her mother committed suicide" as if freddy might have not just oh I don't know, had a link in some way? Jesse arrives to some place and then after just only says "wow what is this?", you're telling me YOU WERE DRIVING TO SOME RANDOM LOCATION THAT YOU KNEW NOTHING ABOUT UNTIL YOUR FRIEND TOLD YOU AFTER YOU ALREADY WENT THERE? YOU DIDN'T DISCUSS WHY YOU SHOULD EVEN GO THERE OR HOW IMPORTANT IT IS BEFOREHAND? Jesse has to be the second most dumbest character of a horror movie only to be beaten by the characters in the Open Water movies. The movie is also beating you over the head with Jesse trying to stay up with pills and coffee, this worked in the original with Nancy because we could see how it's affecting her plus we also knew it was her only way to stay safe but in this movie, Freddy could come out at anytime so trying to stay up literally does nothing at all. Jesse also just starts to show how much of an unlikable character he really was by literally being rude to his friends that are trying to help him, Nancy had her friend KILLED by Freddy and encounter him many times however she was able to seem way more polite to her friends and family who literally thought she was super traumatized and insane while Jesse is just an overall jerk to those who even try to help him because they BELIEVE in the whole freddy thing unlike the characters from the last movie. Despite it making absolutely no sense, the scene of Jesse turning into Freddy looks disgustingly awesome and the effects for that hold up well. The kills look good (except for that stupid atrocious shower kill) but aren't as unique as they were in the first movie therefore doesn't use the dream idea to it's potential here. I do also have to admit it's fun seeing Freddy killing a bunch of people at the party at once. The ending makes no sense and comes out of nowhere so much that is TELEPORTS them into a desert...
Look, this movie does have it's moments that are entertaining to watch, the main highlight of this film is of course Robert Englund himself as freddy because even if he doesn't have a lot of screen time here, he is probably the best thing about this movie but other than that, this movie is almost a complete disaster as a sequel, especially to the first ANOES. It isn't as bad as pet sematary 2 or the remake of it or (thank god) Open Water 2 but it still isn't great at all which is why it gets a 4/10
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
A new idea executed at it's best
This review might contradict some stuff from my review on the remake (a film I also saw twice this year but never have seen it back to back) I've also opened my eyes a bit more since, if that movie needs to be ripped to shreds then I'll be ready when I'm ready.
This movie is pretty much a masterpiece in almost every way. The intro itself is pretty good, setting up the dark and creepy atmosphere with the glove being made and the creepy laughter. The sets look real, maybe a bit too real at times and not dream like. This is made up because the sets are definitely dark and grim, I think the sets looking real could also help confuse the victims even more as to what's real and what isn't. The main characters are pretty memorable as well tho the acting at times isn't the best (DEFINITELY not from John Saxton or Robert Englund though). Speaking of the characters, Johnny Depp's first role is here, he would later star in the Pirates of Caribbean series which is one of my favorite movie trilogies from my childhood. Robert Englund is also THE Freddy Kruger, he brings the character some personality and he matches it perfectly. Robert Englund without Freddy Kruger is like Optimus Prime without Peter Cullen, it will never match up or be the same and that's why almost everyone (that I've seen online) think he is way better than Jackie Earl Haley. People say that Jackie is more scarier than Robert and that isn't true exactly. Sure, Freddy does become more goofy in 4 and 5 while being a complete clown in 6 but here (and I'm pretty sure 2 and 3 from memory), he wasn't super goofy. Cheesy at times? Maybe but it's all good fun and still had an effect back then to make plenty of people afraid of him. The coincidence of Rod making the same noise that Nancy described earlier for freddy is pretty clever foreshadowing as well. Another sequence that is pretty terrifying that I at first did not give enough credit is when Freddy is coming out of the wall while Nancy is in bed, just putting yourself in Nancy's perspective in that situation gives chills. The scene of freddy in the ally is also so good since it's creepy and sets up mystery as we see him laughing, his arms grow and him covered in darkness. All the kills in this movie are unique and perfectly fit to the idea created by this movie, I bet you there won't be a single kill in this movie that will make you go "Oh yeah I've seen Jason or Michael myers do that before". The body count isn't high but that keeps the kills fresh and unique, if they had 20 characters then they wouldn't all be fleshed out well and the kills might get old or be the same kills. Even the bath sequence is iconic and terrifying. I could go on and on all day about all of the iconic scenes this movie has and why they work so well but I bet you've already seen the scenes themselves or seen them parodied/mocked. The movie is paced well since these are characters we all like and care about and its never slow or pointless or boring. They also show Evil dead in this movie, nice! The effects are definitely not bad as well, all practical and still hold up. The last sequence with Freddy also creates tension as Nancy is unable to call glen (he later gets killed off after she can't even talk to him) and sets up traps for Freddy, all by herself. Nancy is another great example of a female lead without being a Mary Sue. Freddy actually still looks scary at night even when he is pulled into the real world (however, for some reason he looks fat when he is on fire). The music ranges from creepy to bizarre but it all fits well in this movie. My only problem with this movie (besides some bad acting but when it needs to be good, it is) is with the ending. Wes Craven himself said the ending was forced and it shows, the freddy car thing feels like it was only added as a cliff hanger and Marge Thompsons death looks terrible but when a movie with a new idea executes almost EVERYTHING right besides an ending that was only forced, should that really let it down? I'll give this movie a 10/10 nevertheless.
Not that great, looking back at it
There are Friday the 13th movies ranked lower than this? Oh boy that must be a warning sign.
The beginning of the second quadrilogy isn't that good. The characters in Friday the 13th usually aren't the best but here, they are pretty unlikable. Tommy Jarvis was pure and innocent for the most part in the first movie but here, he is just very unlikable. Sure, he is supposed to have trauma and PTSD but i don't think thats enough of an excuse to literally attack everyone. The whole plot starts pretty much because one unlikable character annoys another unlikable character and the father of the unlikable character that is killed gets revenge on all the kids for this. Everyone at this point knows that Jason obviously isn't the real killer here which continues the continuity of part 4 where he was dead and didn't come back yet. It was obvious from the start the jason isn't real if you think about it, the mask (while cool) is completely different and everything else seems clean. After all the damage Jason took in Part 4, we're supposed to believe he is just good as new? (Keep in mind, no movie made jason into a zombie back then except for the dream sequence of part 1 so no one could have thought he came back as a zombie but even then, a zombie would look all dirty and have the old mask. The original mask shows up when Tommy has his breakdowns of falsely seeing Jason) Also notice that Jason starts killing people AFTER Joey is dead, the first kill of the movie isn't even by Jason. Once again, this mystery aspect that they tried to do here with "Who is Jason?" was done way better in Scream. I may have already said this in my first Friday the 13th review but they made it fun and interesting and a real twist once you find out. The kills aren't the greatest here (while there are exceptions) but they're better than the first movie which doesn't say much. While some are unique, They're mostly everything we've seen. Admittedly, there is a funny moment like "this is pam, she is MY girlfriend". There's also a plot hole that really confuses me a lot and I've really tried to figure it out: How did Roy know his son would be killed over there? Did the caller (if any) say Joey was killed? Were the cops still there and heard it? Did he just assume the area the call was from meant his son or one of his friends? Or was no other crime really happening at the time and he was close by? The movie never clarifies it, it's such a simple detail that could have been fixed. Overall, it can be fun at times but comparing to the others (even the first friday the 13th which also didn't have jason as the killer), it's really not that good.
Last of the original quadrilogy
Yes, quadrilogy. It makes sense because the original 4 all seemed like a big story and had the same tone, the next 4 movies (5 - 8) all seemed a bit more campy and not as serious. The third Quadrilogy (X, goes to hell, FvJ, and the remake) is just everything extra and doesn't really count as any type of saga since they barely follow any continuity. Also I see people downvoting positive reviews for this movie (probably same people who downvoted the negative reviews of the first friday movie), please stop. Please do not just ruin someone's creditability just because of their opinion. You are just wasting your time, please downvote actual reviews that are vague and boring not reviews people really spent hard time expressing. People like you also make this site really toxic :) Moving on to the actual review.
Wow! This movie was REALLY great. It was actually very fun and entertaining to watch from beginning to end, it even explains what happened in the 3 movies before this. It doesn't take long till Jason is back in the scene and his kills are unique and even more brutal than the last movies. The characters here are actually kind of likable, tommy jarvis is the only character to actually be in more than one movie and is a great lead character. He absolutely goes insane and brutally kills Jason in the last scene being a great ending to Jason and I would have been fine with him dying completely due to that. The music is still great and the sound effects used for jason's head going into his own blade are disgustingly awesome. Jason's face also looks pretty creepy. This movie also doesn't have any stupid dream scene or the mystery POV anymore which is also an improvement. I thought the whole "dead f-k" joke was actually pretty funny as well. Overall, out of the original 4 movies, this is definitely the best one and maybe one of the best in the whole series.
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Finally, we actually got jason!
This is not only, the first (and only) friday the 13th movie with 3D but it is also the only one to have that same aspect ratio that most movies have today (excluding Freddy Vs Jason and the remake). This means the picture is definitely more clear but this was probably only done for the 3D effects as this aspect ratio never returns for the other movies.
Well, we did it. After almost 3 hours of two Friday the 13th movies, this is the one where Jason actually gets his hockey mask. The characters are a bit more weird but at least tolerable still. The music is still good. The kills have of course been improved except for that head crush kill which looks pretty bad. The movie's entertainment value is a bit more than part 2 but not completely different. The mystery aspect is thankfully barely in this one, its mostly only there when we are in the POV of another character just for a cheap fake out, nothing confusing or offensive this time. The 3D effects aren't as annoying as a lot of people make them out to be, sure they can be really noticeable but sometimes I don't even know if something was supposed to be 3D or not. 3D doesn't really change the story in any way. The movie also moves as fast as part 2 did even if it is about as long as the first movie. Jason also kills two groups of people this time, a gang and the camp counselors to increase the body count. Overall, not too much can be said here as it is basically part 2 with some minor but good improvements. I was actually close to giving this movie an 8 but since it's about as entertaining as part 2 and is similar to part 2 except some great changes, I would have given this movie a 7.5 out of 10. Jason is also not as weak as he was in part 2 but seems way more tough, he also makes noises when he gets hurt which is super weird. The movie also (like part 1) shows the final part of part 2 before the movie starts to tie them in. Sadly the ending is of course just another dream despite it being cool. If you want to start the earliest on the series but don't want to deal with the unrelated voorhees backstory stuff, this is the movie to start with.
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
A step forward.
I wonder, do people who rate these movies on IMDB and rotten tomatoes review these "objectively" or subjectively as their personal friday the 13th film? No one I've ever seen on youtube that is a fan of this series says part 1 and 2 are the best yet they are the top ranked on IMDB and part 1 is the only movie fresh in the series on rotten tomatoes.
With this said, this movie is definitely better than the first movie but still has some issues. The movie has more nudity and is way more bloody (the kills AND effects are improved as well) which for me is a positive this movie has over the last one. The movie also moves faster than the last movie and is shorter by 8 minutes. The characters are usually what you can expect from a Friday the 13th movie but this time they seem a bit more (ahem) "attractive" and I'm not saying that because of the added nudity in this movie. Jason is in this movie but the movie still tries to use the POV camera for some "mystery" aspect even tho Jason mostly has a bag on his face anyways so why they used it here is beyond me. Jason also sadly seems weak and even foolish, he literally breaks a chair while he tries to kill someone and almost gets caught by a police officer because he runs in the streets. Muffin was also at some point killed in the woods by jason (why did the police officer notice the kids but not the dog that is literally near them ripped up?) yet somehow comes back near the end which gives away the fact that another Jason jumpscare is just another dream which is a good thing in a way since Jason looks super weird with that hair and beard. The music is still pretty good as well. I like how they at least explain what happened in the first movie in at least a minute for those who didn't see it and it kind of ties in with this movie. I also think the moment of the girl being so scared under the bed that she wets herself was also pretty stupid and unnecessary. Despite what I've said, this movie is still an improvement over the last movie but it isn't as fun as the some other movies in the franchise. So finally, Is it good as a stand alone? Yes, it is pretty fun to watch but is it good as a Friday the 13th movie? Kinda, it is better than the first movie but it might leave some fans disappointed that Jason isn't really much of a beast that he is in the other movies.
Friday the 13th (1980)
Started a great franchise at least.
While i do have some problems with this movie, people might think I'm just some huge critic who can't have fun and I'm not. I liked the jason movies (some) when I was younger and still do, they aren't masterpieces but they are definitely entertaining.
I do find it confusing this movie is called friday the 13th and no one has ever considered renaming this movie or putting a sub title like "the beginning". Jason has become the icon of the series and this movie never tells you Jason isn't in it unless you've looked online or already watched it yourself. I'll admit, I did trash on this movie on my review on the reboot and honestly, I had some fun with this movie and it seemed better than what I remembered. Betsy Palmer is good as Jason's mother but does things that make no sense. First of all, the camera from her POV and just the regular camera can actually be confusing and make no sense at all. They were trying to go for a mystery aspect but it doesn't really work here, no one ever said Mrs voorhees was really innocent nor did she even actually appear in the movie besides the last sequence. The mystery aspect was done a lot better in the scream movies (Scream 2 also mocks the whole "mother being a killer" thing as well). Almost nothing can really tell the viewer that it's from Mrs Voorhees. Second of all, why did she hide the axe on the bed? If someone reported that as evidence to the police and finds her finger prints, she would be DEAD. Third of all, why is she at first in red clothes then in blue clothes in the final scene? (which admittedly the scene itself along with the death of Mrs Voorhees is good) Was it to trick the last victim there? Of course movie wise it makes sense because the killer could have just been a stunt double of some sort but story wise, it really doesn't make any sense. The film while it can be kinda fun, is also slow and dull at time. The scene where the girl just went out alone in the rain just sucked out all fun I had for awhile and I'm not sure why. Probably cause it is oddly boring and her death off screen really doesn't make it worth it at all. The characters are tolerable at best, this becomes a thing in Friday the 13th where in almost all movies (except maybe 4 - 6), the characters only last in one movie therefore are pretty forgettable. This is probably since almost everyone watches these movies for some dumb fun kills and not really for the whole story (there are some plot holes in the story created by future films but that is a different story). At least some (maybe half) of the kills are off screen or have obvious makeup and effects, Kevin Bacon's death and the forest kill have neck kills which show the neck being more lighter skin than the actual head itself which makes them look face. With this said, the axe kill and the arrow kill were pretty good (and the death of Mrs Voorhees like mentioned before but there is that stupid slow motion effect). The music is fantastic here as well along with the sound effects. The moment where jason comes out of the water is icon but is ruined since it happened to be just a dream. Is it good as a stand alone? It's okay I guess but is it good as a Friday the 13th movie? I guess for the diehard fans who want to know more of the history and backstory behind Jason Voorhees.
Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)
Wow I'm impressed..
Before I dive (no pun intended) into why this movie completely sucks, I want to reply to some of the "compliments" this franchise somehow gets because people act like these are better or just as good as the original jaws movies (laugh along, i admit i did). People say that the movie really creates suspense and it's super creepy and emotional, it isn't because no one cares about a bunch of weird stupid unlikable characters that we all know are going to die anyways. Another compliment is "oh these movies aren't like those FAKE Hollywood shark movies" but those movies (well some, there are plenty of bad ones) were pretty well executed, written, and made. They aren't real events but they made us care about the characters and really did create tension and suspense. If someone made a horror movie "based on a real story" where a character, screaming on top of their lungs, is stuck in the closet for 90 minutes, no one is ever going to say it's better than movies like Halloween because it is a "real story". You can make movies based on true stories or at least inspired on them (Take Texas Chainsaw Massacre for example) but to say they are better just because they happened in real life is just stupid. Anyways I've gotten sidetracked and need to explain this movie not the fanboys.
Wow, this movie is ACTUALLY WORSE than the first Open Water which I couldn't believe was possible. The only good part about it is it feels more like an actual movie and not as cheaply made since the budget is increased. Yes everyone, they have moved from windows movie maker to sony vegas 7 so make sure to give a big round of applause please! The intro has some VHS style with some cringy moments to show how unlikable these new characters are and how you have to enjoy them for almost an hour and 40 minutes. The plot is almost exactly like the first movie except its even more stupid, apparently they go out in the water and this time instead of being left behind, they JUMP OUT of the boat but can't even get back on it AHAHA. Of course, all they do is just whine and fight and barely do anything to get back on the boat. One of the most simplest ways isn't even done till almost THE END OF THE MOVIE where literally only two characters are alive. I also like to mention despite the bigger budget, there are literally no pretty scenes in this movie at all in fact some of the shots look a bit ugly and orangy. There's some girl as well who gets PTSD from being in water even if she is safe around people which is plain stupid. Apparently a boat goes around them but of course since they have to increase the run time, they don't notice them literally crying for help and just say "AY YO WHATS UP BRO!?" The shark is only mentioned one time in this movie and it isn't even shown. Despite how much i hate the first open water movie, at least they kinda showed the shark and brought it up more which helps the characters actually feel in a bit more danger and they weren't just too short to go on their own boat (as their boat left which is still stupid but it makes a bit more sense). Next thing you know, we have shots of naked men shown in this movie and A CRYING BABY, YAY! Perfectly what I want in an already dreadful movie. I already saw this movie on the same day as Jaws 3D and I'm going to be completely honest, this is WORSE than Jaws 3D (even tho that movie is also pretty bad). This movie has to be one of the worst things I've ever seen and it personally baffles me that they over exaggerate that this movie is a piece of art and act like it's as good as citizen kane when literally EVERY SINGLE PART of this movie is just so awful! The only emotion I got was sadness because I painfully wanted this to end and the only suspense I got was waiting for this poorly paced piece of filth to be over. I need to take a long break from this franchise, I think I have written my longest review ever on IMDB.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
Way worse on second viewing
2009 wasn't the best year for movies according to most people, which I do agree and disagree (some movies from that year aren't perfect but hated WAY too much). This however surprises me that it's higher than transformers 2 and terminator salvation which in my opinion are way better than this. There are tons of inconsistencies and problems that I'm not sure if I can list them all but I will make sure to say the good stuff. First of all, the intro showing Logan going through wars with his brother is actually really good. Second of all, the acting is also pretty good and shines in this solo film and sadly sabertooth from this movie completely changes in the first xmen movie. To give credit to this movie, we wouldn't have ryan reynolds as deadpool and the amazing deadpool movie with its good sequel. Third of all, despite the fact it has tons of problems, it is still very watchable and entertaining if you turn your brain off. Now the 3 biggest problems are the CGI which is awful even for 2009, I'm not expecting it to be like transformers level of CGI but it could at least be fine, here it's just embarrassingly awful. The second problem is the blob is turned into someone with a eating disorder and deadpool is...... well this weird baraka robot who can't talk and has tons of powers from other people. I think the concept of a robot having all the mutants powers is actually pretty cool on paper but the fact this is deadpool and he can't even give any commentary of himself being controlled is awful. The final biggest problem is the ending, the fact they just had the nerve to make it so wolverine not remember any of this is a HUGE mistake. It just makes this entire movie pointless and doesn't explain Wolverine having any PTSD or trauma from any of the other movies so it really has no purpose other than to maybe prevent plot holes in the other movies? They could have still reference some of these parts in future movies but they just completely erased it therefore it doesn't explain anything about wolverine other than the claws he has but there are also tons of useless characters here having their introductions here so it's not even a full story on wolverine.
The New Mutants (2020)
One of the worst super hero movies ever.
Yeah I'm going to get downvoted for this but I honestly believe that it's WORSE than Suicide Squad. The acting is awful, the CGI looks bad, the characters are unlikable, tons of plot holes and the logic is all screwed up. I could go on all day but I've only seen the first X-men movie, Origins: Wolverine (which I need to rewatch tbh), and the two deadpool movies. So when I'm talking about the logic and plot holes, it's from stuff that is unexplained in the movie since this movie gave me little care to find the whole story of The New Mutants. I'm not against the Lesbian stuff shown at all but it does feel rushed and would have been better kept in the sequel. Oh well, it's just another movie that introduces new characters to replace the old ones since these new characters fit the agenda by Hollywood (Like the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy and Terminator Dark Fate as examples) today except there are no MaREY sues or Gary Stues thankfully.
Tekken 5 (2004)
Best Tekken Game Ever Period
While I do have nostalgia for Tekken 4 and still love the realistic and dark atmosphere of that game a lot (which is the best of the series), I would be lying if I said I did not personally found this game more fun plus it has WAY more content and characters than Tekken 4. Some reason the upgrade to this game has a higher rating than this which I honestly disagree as the PS3 really lacks content other than new characters and maybe new stages and better graphics? It was also only a thing for people to play against each other, the PSP on the other hand does have way more content but I still wouldn't call it better than this. First of all, there is a new story mode that is never expanded anywhere else which is called devil within which is pretty good. Second of all, the game literally has TEKKEN 1, 2, AND 3 ON HERE AS THEIR ORIGINAL ARCADE VERSIONS. This game has a customizable system as well which compared to the later tekken games is kind of lacking and not the best here. The gameplay is good as well and the story battle is worth the time. The boss character Jinpachi can be REALLY REALLY cheap if you don't know how to beat him for the first time but even when you do, he can STILL be a complete struggle. Overall, this still holds up as the best Tekken game ever because it's given so much love, content and such a big upgrade that none of the future tekken games ever had.
Mortal Kombat: Deception (2004)
One of the best MK games.
As some of you might know, I absolutely despise MK11 a lot and think its actually the most disappointing game of all time, this is coming from a fan who almost likes EVERY mainline game (even MK Vs DCU was alright but not amazing). This game has tons of love into it unlike MK11. There is TONS of unique content here from konquest to chest kombat to puzzle kombat to fighting. People say the fighting system in the 3D era is bad and while it can sometimes be forgettable, it isn't THAT bad. The same fighting is used in MK 9 - MK11 except in 2D so it's not completely trash. The konquest mode is so much fun and has an absolute great story with a new main character to the franchise. Even the videos that describe the characters with their original actors are interesting and entertaining to watch. I reviewed this instead of deadly alliance or Armageddon because this game is the best one out of the 3D era games and it is no wonder why it is close to an 8.0 total on IMDB.
Donnie Darko (2001)
Such a great movie.
I've only watched this like two times, one was the version provided by IMDB and the second one is the extended version. I loved them both as much and wasn't too confused nor did I need to watch YouTube videos to understand it. Despite the cover of the movie, this isn't a slasher movie with a guy as a bunny. Despite the movie not being a horror movie, it's a pretty tragic story of someone with a disorder. That theater scene is so great from the way its filmed and executed plus the music playing in the background and the dialogue spoken. The movie is also paced pretty well. Overall, don't expect it as a slasher movie as you will be disappointed but it is still amazing either way.
The Predator (2018)
Well here is my most downvoted review
Probably the most controversial in the series. Firstly, I don't think this is even CLOSE to the original or even predator 2 since it has its own flaws. I think the action scenes and kills are the best part of this movie, they are violent and fun to watch. The characters aren't boring but they all kind of seem the same, too much humor ALL THE TIME. Most of the jokes that land are from people that aren't really the main characters. The main character's son is also kind of a gary stu, knowing how to hack never seen predator technology. There are also some plot holes within the movie (helmet can somehow connect to other helmet to see through? Alien ball isn't checked to be safe? Etc). The predator killer itself is cool but there is one problem... the name itself. Come on "the predator killer"? That is literally the lamest name anyone could have chosen and they go with that? Even something like PRED800 would be better as a name. Overall it is flawed but it's still entertaining to at least watch, predator is shown the most in this movie instead of being invisible stalking people.
What did I just watch?
Second best predator movie? Closest to the original? LOL NO? Just because they are in a forest doesn't mean its close to the original, if we are going by that logic then friday the 13th part V is the closest to the orginal friday the 13th since it doesnt really have jason (Of course im joking and exaggerating). So apparently a bunch of unlikable boring characters coincidentally landed on an area that is taken by predators, good luck wondering where they were supposed to go because it is never explained or implied at all. There's also an annoying female character who is always the first to blame the situation onto one person (but at least she isn't as bad as Call Call Binks from alien resurrection.... that is a different story I do not want to get into). Despite the fact there are tons of predators apparently, the movie is so oddly boring and barely any predators show up. I know the original didn't show the predator too much either but at least the characters are likable in that movie and the predator was still spying on them. In this movie, the predators literally do nothing. Laurence's character isn't bad in this movie but it was kinda waste......even if he only killed 3 predators in 10 seasons and didn't gather any of the tech from the other 2 or 3.
Predator 2 (1990)
Actually a good sequel.
While it isn't better than the first one, I was surprised to say this is pretty good. The main character is still good and they increased the violence and gore in this movie. There are some cheesy moments (like lighting hitting the predator while he is on top of a building). Some special effects also are kind of dated. This film however is still pretty entertaining and fun to watch. There is also one plot hole I noticed (Isn't a predator supposed to see everything in red when his mask is off instead of blue?) The predator lair is also really cool.
Third times a charm.
The first time I watched this movie, I thought it was okay and the second time made me like it a bit more. After rewatching this for the third time, I loved it. What I misunderstood at first is while the predator creature is iconic and amazing, it isn't the only reason why this movie is so great. The human characters themselves are also great with their personalities given and feel like actual people who have been friends for a long time, even the dialogue is great with some memorable lines. The pacing is alright but its never boring despite the predator creature's appearance showing more than half the movies run time.
Army of Darkness (1992)
Still good but not as good as the others
While the first one was horror and the second one was mostly comedy, this one is more adventure in a way like Indiana jones which I do like. Not too much to say but some of the effects arent as good as the other movies even if there are some good ones here and there.