[quote]Professor X wrote:
Professor X wrote:
Friday the 13th (2009)
Yes, nearly every other movie sequel sucked ass over the last 20 years. Jason Takes Manhattan had to have been the largest piece of crap made up until that point. However, the fact that Newline Cinema now has the rights to the franchise (the ones who finally brought Freddy vs Jason to the screen) may breath new life into a dead franchise.
Paramount Pictures is who created the last few turds that helped make this character a joke. The fact that half of the Winchester Brothers from Supernatural happens to be in it is what will drive me into the theater on Friday.
Hopefully I won’t be wasting my money.
Well, I’ve got to say. I’ll watch ANY terrible horror movie that’s mass-produced (except Unborn, only because of it’s Bruckheimer/Bay/whoever did it affiliation,) but this just looks bad. I don’t get all of these “re-makes,” even Rob Zombie’s Halloween. I think the best one made recently was probably The Hills Have Eyes (1).
I’ll definitely give this a shot, but I have a strong feeling that it will total and utter shit.
AND WHAT THE FUCK - They’re remaking The Last House on the Left? There’s no way they can capture the essence, exploitation, and emotional helplessness the first one did. Here’s hoping they keep ‘I Shall Spit on Your Grave’ buried forever.
Last House on the Left should remain the way it is…much like the Exorcist. Some movies don’t need to be remade. They symbolize the era they were made in and some of them are just basic classics at this point.
Do we really need a remake of Alien? Never. No remake could capture what the first one did. It set the stage for movies to follow. I hope they never even try it.
I consider Friday the 13th to be different because they literally let that franchise fail by releasing lesser quality sequels one after the other for over a decade. I have them all on dvd and all past the first two are barely watchable now.
I am hoping they reclaim status as a heavy hitter.
I am also looking forward to Nightmare on Elm Street. [/quote]
True, true points about Ft13th compared to some other franchises. Perhaps my problem is that I was always a bigger Halloween/Nightmare on Elm Street kind of guy. The first Ft13th always left a bad taste in my mouth. Come on, the fucking MOM? Of course, I saw it twenty years after it was originally made, so that could be a determining factor.
The other thing is the new Ft13th is looking a bit cliche in its scare tactics. I’m not seeing any real recognizable faces and, although it’s certainly not to be expected in the horror genre, it leaves me feeling pretty skeptical about the quality of the film. I guess I look at something like the remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which was actually quite decent.
I know I recognized a good amount of the people from the film. Out of curiosity, did you see Rob Zombie’s Halloween? Never got around to it, but I didn’t hear too much about it.
And what’s this about Nightmare on Elm Street? New ones? Nice, they’ve always been my favorite “bad” horror series. I’d have to imagine Robert Englund is getting up there in age these days.