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Great Installment to the Friday the 13th Franchise
Fans were awaiting the return of Jason, and he arrived with a bang. After seeing Friday the 13th Part 5: New Beginning my expectations were lowered, and with the announcement of Part 6 I was a little skeptical. However, upon viewing I can safely say that Jason Lives is a solid entry in the series. This is accountable for five major reasons...
1) Atmosphere: The foggy, dimly lit, spooky scenario is perfect for Friday the 13th. I also love the huge amount of leaves constantly blowing in the strong wind.
2) Kills: The murders in Part 6 are great, I quite like when Jason bends the sheriff in half. Also, there is a lot less cut-aways and Jason always has new inventive ways to annihilate his victims
3) Acting: The acting in this installment is better than the others. Thom Mathews is way better playing Tommy Jarvis than the mute from Part 5. The supporting actors are all good, and the combination of Tommy's seriousness and Megan's playful attitude are a great mix.
4) Direction: Tom Mcloughlin did a great job blending humour with suspense in this film. There is a lot of good camera work and creepy lighting.
5) Humorous Attitude: Part 6 really understood that the seriousness of the early movies was getting old, so this on decided to go the more comedic route. Thats no to say no other movie had done that, but this one brought it back after Part 5.
In conclusion, this little horror flick is a fun title to have in your collection and my favourite Friday the 13th movie, along with Part 4.
A Great 80's Action Flick
This is, in it's raw form, a cheesy 80's action movie. Yet, Predator has managed to expand in to a franchise, resulting in a sequel and a prequel. Now why is this, is defiantly is not classic piece of cinema, however there is a certain joy one finds watching Arnold blow crap up. And this movie is filled this material in it's finest form. An "Arnold Schwarzenegger Flick" has become its own sub-genre and this little gem is probably the best. The dense rain forest is the perfect setting for the predator to be stalking his prey, this film makes you feel the heat of the jungle and the suspense never lets go. No one on planet earth should ever get tired of listening to Arnie's "witty" remarks and catch phrases.
So what it all boils down to is this movie is a blast to watch in all it's bloody and violent glory. The only negative thing i can think of is the Hollywood ending tagged on to the end, but we were all expecting it anyways. I highly recommend this movie to fans of the action genre, shooting sh*t genre, stabbing sh*t genre, blowing sh*t up genre, and the punching sh*t genre.
The first time i saw this i was around 12 years old and it scared the sh*t out of me. Now a days its not so bad, but in 1994 i was petrified. With a recite viewing i can now see the great film making incorporated with this movie.
I heard some people didn't like the ending to this movie, but i thought it was a interesting one. With newer movie's there's always a Hollywood ending slapped on, no matter how unlikely the it was that the ending would turn out good. So for that i praise this film. Also the creepy atmosphere of the town where David and Jack get attacked was great. With the rolling fog and the luminous full moon, great stuff. One of my favourite scenes is when David is just hanging around at home before one of the best transformation scenes in a werewolf ever.
If you haven't all ready seen this, do so, it will be worth it.