The graduating class of the local high school is going on a luxury cruise with Jason Voorhees as a stowaway. The heroine Rennie Wickham believes she was almost drowned by Jason as a child. Jason eventually sinks the boat and kills many of the students on it, but many of them escape to Manhattan. A long battle with Jason ensues until Jason is washed away in the New York sewers by a midnight flooding of toxic waste. Written by
Jason Ihle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In the scene in the subway when Jason is chasing Rennie and Sean, Sean pulls the emergency brake to knock Jason back. On the poster to right of Sean, sprawled in graffiti are the words Jason Lives See more »
When Rennie and Sean are on the sewer's ladder at the end, Rennie's position changes between shots. See more »
It's like this... We live in claustrophobia, the land of steel & concrete. Trapped by dark waters. There is no escape. Nor do we want it. We've come to thrive on it and each other. You can't get the adrenaline pumpin' without the terror, good people... I love this town.
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This should have been called Jason of the Seven Seas
I didn't know any better when this movie came out. I thought, going into it, that I was about to see the movie to end all movies. I'll tell you flat out and say this movie sucked! It sucked then and it sucks now! The title of this movie is so misleading that it may make you upset if you were hoping to see Jason taking hostages and making all sorts of demands that could never possibly be honored. No, this movie is primo garbage in a bevy of different ways, not the least of which is the almost complete absence of gore. Apparently they cut it all out. Not that it would have helped the movie much but it would've been a more involving experience. There are one or two creative deaths, the "take your best shot" scene being the most memorable. Chances are, anyone who's seen this funky sock of a movie will remember that scene as well.
The one thing you will hear the most about the movie is that about three quarters of it takes place on a boat.
"What?", you say.
Believe me when I tell you that this is indeed a sad yet true fact. Most of the people that die get it on the boat. I don't remember the details but somehow the boat gets messed up pretty bad and the survivors escape and float over to Manhattan, where they are immediately greeted by the best that the city has to offer, i.e. drug dealers, bums, street gangs, etc. Jason mangles a few people and it's edited down to a watery flavor whenever it happens. There's one part that will probably make you laugh and it's when Jason, about to skewer our heroes on a train that is unlike any Manhattan train I have ever ridden in my twenty eight years (and believe me, I've ridden them all), loses his balance when one of the kids pulls the emergency brake and slides across the entire car on his back. And then he gets up and does everything short of ask the passengers in the crowded car if they saw him bust his ass. It is the best thing about this movie. Sigh.
Anyway, I think my biggest gripe with this flick is that they manage to make Manhattan look like more of a cesspool than it actually is. There's a scene where two people running from Jason on Times Square (!) turn a corner and END UP IN A DEAD END ALLEY. From Times Square! What the hell is that all about? Anyway, I'm gonna stop here. Unless you are a die hard Jason maniac, I'd strongly suggest that you avoid it. Seriously. Thank me later.
RATING: 1/2* out of *****
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