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Friday 13th part 7 : The New Blood

by on Aug.11, 2010, under Daily Review

Ouch, this one really sucks. It’s so unfair to build up all my hopes and dreams after the fantastic Jason Lives, only to be totally let down with this rubbish. Why was this financed and who actually thought this script would make a good film?

We get this ridiculous plot with a young girl who kills her father with telekinetic powers as she sits in a boat right above the watery tomb of Jason. Some years later, she returns to Crystal lake with her shrink and her mother in order to try out some shrinky techniques to help her get over it. Her uncontrollable powers release the chains of Jason, who in turn goes on another rampage, just what he does best. More gore, more carnage and lots of broken windows.

The film is bad. It’s choppy editing wise, no real characters and none that you can actually care about. In fact, the only person the viewer does care about is Jason, cheering him on as he rips through his victims. The lead actress who plays Tina (Lat Park-Lincoln) is poor, lame and annoying, but the whole plot of mind power involved in the whole Jason thing is just a step too far. It just introduces a new genre to the film which really doesn’t work. It’s just a crappy plot. To make things worse, the film looks super dated. Clothes look crazy 80’s which is strange after the last film looked much fresher than the rest. This one is a backward step.

One point to note though is this is the introduction of Kane Hodder as Jason. For this reason alone it’s worth watching the film. He’s a great Jason and carries the mask well. There are a few good murders too, my favourite being death by being swung around in a sleeping bag, which I seem to remember being re-used in the remake.

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