Freddy Vs Jason (Bilingual) [Import]
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FREDDY VS. JASON (NEW LINE PLATINU MOVIE
After 11 years in development hell and screenplay drafts by 13 different writers, the long-awaited smackdown of Freddy vs. Jason finally arrives. After making their respective debuts in Friday the 13th (1980) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), the hockey-masked killer Jason Voorhees (Ken Kirzinger, replacing long-time Jason performer Kane Hodder) and razor-gloved Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) square off in a slasher-franchise combo-deal that only their most devoted fans will appreciate; turns out this is a lightweight match in which nobody wins. It's an average entry in the histories of these horror icons, comparable to half of their previous sequels, and Bride of Chucky director Ronny Yu satisfies purists with plenty of gushing blood and mayhem when Freddy recruits Jason to slice 'n' dice the ill-fated teens who've forgotten Freddy's once-formidable reign of terror. While it logically connects the gruesome legacies of Nightmare's Elm Street and Friday's Camp Crystal Lake, this horror hybrid is shockingly uninspired. It briefly peaks when Freddy gives the unconscious Jason a dream-world pummeling, but their ultimate showdown's a draw. In the immortal words of Peggy Lee, is that all there is? --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.
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Jason chased down and chopped up a bunch of dumb chicks that fall down and don't have the tendency to get up and run away. The same dumb chicks that go, "Bobby! Tommy! is that you?" When they know they're not there.
Jason has died plenty of times and just keeps coming back up.
Freddy on the other hand is a horrific comedian. He lurks in your dreams and has fun torturing you till your dead.
Many times Freddy has died to be sent back to he11. But he kept coming back.
Jason X and Nightmare on Elm Street 5 were the worst movies made.
Now this was a good match between Jason and Freddy. Jason whooped on Freddy. Freddy uses Jason like a pinball machine, hits him with a missle that made him fly off, and had a bunch of metal bars that impaling his body.
Jason whoops on Freddy Street Style, slices him up with his machete, throws him against the walls like a rag doll, socks him up, clocks him with the one and twos, blow after blow leaving Freddy at his worst. Jason holds on Freddy's head like Sub Zero pulling off heads.
Michael Myers ain't got nothin' on Jason.
The plot, of course, is weak. Freddy's powers are gone, so he ressurects Jason Voorhees to incite havoc on Elm Street. Except Jason likes killing too much, so Freddy must stop him. Insert beheadings here.
Ronny Yu, director of "Bride of Chucky," also helmed this project, and he brings with him an admirable style and flair. Without Yu, this would have been a point-and-shoot horror flick, and his cinematography and excellently weird locations add an incredible amount of enjoyment. When Freddy pulls Jason into a nightmare, the audience is served with a visceral, frightening treat, and you're then entitled to overlook the horrible acting from the teenagers, and the fact that they see through Freddy's devices without even thinking.
Yes, it's the living people in this film that drag it down. Thankfully most of them end up corpses, killed in stylish and exciting ways. But the fact that they exist in this film and only perpetuate the horror cliches that could've been murdered by this film requires a lot of patience from the audience. Hence: the suggestion that you get obliterated before even watching.
The DVD is packed with bonus features; indeed, more bonus features than you'll probably even want from the movie. You learn so much about the making of the film that it becomes tiresome.Read more ›
From the opening scene on to the very end, I found this flick so chock-full of the usual hackneyed slash-&-hack-flick cliches and idiosyncrasies, I could see from a mile away what fates would befall the unfortunate teenage victims (played by mid-to-late-twenty-somethings, 'natch). But despite its by-the-numbers predictability, it was pretty fun to watch and pick apart, ala that jaded wise@$$ horror-film buff from the 'Scream' movies. Adding to the fun were several kills that were so over-the-top, they were more funny than they were gruesome. Especially hokey were the "flamin'-flyin'-machete-through-the-thorax" and the "180-degree-neck-snap" kills that Jason laid out to a few partiers at a cornfield rave. The slightly overdone CGI effects used on these and several other, er, creative dispatchings added another cartoonish layer of hilarity to it all. And it didn't hurt that Robert 'Freddy' Englund seemed to be havin' the time of his life doin' his most notable role for the umpteenth time-- he was the show's ultimate ham, and wasn't ashamed to let the viewers know it!
Oh yes, we mustn't forget the diverse cast of teenage stereotypes, starting with the heroine, and her trusty freshly-sprung-from-the-psycho-ward boyfriend. Then there's the loser geek who gradually gets cooler as the film goes on (thus gaining the respect of the sassy ethnic chick character), the... er...Read more ›
WRONG! Instead, "Freddy vs. Jason" is exactly what many of us thought it would be -- one hell of a kick-ass thriller that exists mainly to have Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees beat the crap out of each other 'til the end.
The plot (such as it is) revolves around Freddy Krueger's attempt to come back from hell -- seems like he can't because most of the remaining Elm Street kids have all been put into a sanitarium and doped up with Hypnocil so much, they can't dream anymore. Searching the "bowels of hell" for someone to do his dirty work for him - and to bring fear back to Elm Street in a whole new breed of brats, so he can return to full power - Freddy comes across Jason, whose got emotional baggage of his own. Posing as Mama Voorhees (the movie's only real letdown - what the hell was wrong with letting Betsy Palmer reprise her role as Pamela Voorhees?), Freddy cons Jason back into life, and sends his ass to Elm Street to kill.
And kill he does, but the problem is that Jason LOVES killing -- once started, it's kinda hard to get him to stop. After a brief showdown in Freddy's dream world, Krueger gets his butt pulled into the real world -- and now that he's on Jason's turf and their powers are on more of an equal footing, the showdown is set to REALLY take off between these two movie monster giants!
Other reviews gripe about the lack of plot and victims' characterizations -- well, DUH! This is about the two killers, and their battle for domination.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
This is a cool scary movie even to see on Halloween. Makes me think Michael Myers from Halloween vs Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre sounds like a new idea.Published 3 months ago by Kevin Barton
I love the movie itself, but theres no special features or even a title menu, pop the disc in and it just starts playing the moviePublished 8 months ago by Mike
this movie is both myself and my kids and grandkids favorite Freddy and Jason moviePublished 9 months ago by nazila abdul
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