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The premise of Jason X is silly but strangely believable.
A moviegoer's only defense against Jason is to avoid theaters showing this gruesome and derivative movie.
New York Daily News
If the 10th "Friday" sounds like the first "Alien," it's strictly intentional. Todd Farmer's script rips off that classic sci-fi horror film, replaces the acid-based monster with the hockey-masked Jason, adopts the self-mocking attitude of "Scream" and lets the heads, arms, legs and torsos fall where they may.
Jason X conjures up more giggles than scares, assuming you make it through the first 15 minutes.
New York Post
There's a hint of nostalgia toward the end, with Jason encountering two nubile female campers in a virtual reality Camp Crystal Lake -- but it merely serves as a reminder that the franchise should have quit while it was ahead.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
This time the action takes us out of the usual campgrounds and girls in underwear into the realm of outer space, where no one can hear you screaming "Enough already."
Too much of Jason X plays it straight, and that means boredom. Murder and mayhem of this sort quickly becomes monotonous.
Despite the futuristic setting, which relies so heavily on GGI effects that it looks like a feature-length production concept painting, this film is painfully predictable.
Entertainment Weekly
It will come as no surprise that the movie isn't scary. But here's the real damn: It isn't funny, either.
Chicago Sun-Times
Jason X sucks on the levels of storytelling, character development, suspense, special effects, originality, punctuation, neatness and aptness of thought. Only its title works.
The only chills to be found are courtesy of your theater's central air, and the suspense will come from the wait to see which disappointed kid in a hockey mask will be the first to slash the screen.
Like a dinner-theater version of the "Alien" movies without the good grooming.

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