Friday the 13th Pt.8-Jaso
Start spreadin' the news... Jason Voorhees, the cleaver-hoisting man in the hockey mask, has finally left Crystal Lake behind and taken his vagabond shoes to the Big Apple. Actually, Jason spends most of his time on a cruise ship bound for Manhattan, carving up the unluckiest high school graduation party ever. You'd think the change of scenery might breathe new life, or death, into the series, but chapter 8 is standard stalk 'em and slash 'em fare, albeit with a nautical slant. The title hints at a comic tone, but except for the one-joke idea that Jason fits right into the menacing urban scene, forget it. (The comedy would wait until the surprisingly entertaining Jason X.) This one does have a pretty leading lady, Jensen Daggett, whose visions of the young drowned Jason are occasionally creepy. The grown-up Jason, like "these little-town blues," is melting away. --Robert Horton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Warning: beware of plot holes and inconsistencies of gigantic proportions. I won't even bother to tell you how Jason gets resurrected from the bottom of Crystal Lake yet again because it is extremely hokey. Suffice it to say that Jason's back, and this time he makes his way onboard a ship full of graduating seniors headed for a visit to New York City. As luck would have it, Rennie Wickham (Jensen Daggett) defies her uncle's wishes and decides to come along - despite her intense fear of water (which may or may not have something to do with Jason). Her uncle (Charles McCulloch) is one of the school's teachers and the man in charge of the big trip to the Big Apple - and he is an insufferable, stuck-up bore with some serious control issues when it comes to his guardianship of Rennie, whom he took in to his home after her parents were killed in a car wreck some years earlier. Guess what happens?Read more ›
The DVD is worthless. The movie sucks & there are no special features. Why buy it, let alone rent it?!?!
The only redeeming value is an all to brief gag with Jason's mask and a couple thugs who try to mug him and the film also marks the big screen debut of Kelly Hu (she would go on to star in "The Scorpion King" and as the mutant villian Lady Deathstrike in "X2: X Men United"). But, mostly avoid this film like the West Nile Virus.
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This movie is the worst in the series and there are too many flaws in this movie and the movie starts off with a boat floating down a river outside Crystal Lake and they drop... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jason Hutton
Jason takes Vancouver ..... I mean manhattan lol not the worst of the series but also not the bestPublished 15 months ago by Melanie LaForme
this is one boring movie.i had to fight from turning it off before the
end.there are a couple of funny moments,particularly the reaction(or
rather non reaction)of the New... Read more
Um, let's see: Jason's reanimated and on the killing rampage again, using just about every edged weapon at his disposal to systematically take out several teens until the prime... Read morePublished on July 18 2004 by Zagnorch
I just ordered this DVD, and I cannot WAIT for it to arrive. I've never seen this movie. I haven't read any reviews, and I've avoided hearing anything about it -- I don't want... Read morePublished on June 8 2004 by cousinpaco
This film is nowhere near a classic, but it has a few memorable parts.(SPOILERS)One of my favorite scenes is when the gang members are mad at him and start talking trash then he... Read morePublished on June 3 2004 by Mac