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Friday the 13th (2009)

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A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.

Director:

Marcus Nispel

Writers:

Damian Shannon (screenplay), Mark Swift (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Padalecki ... Clay Miller
Danielle Panabaker ... Jenna
Amanda Righetti ... Whitney Miller
Travis Van Winkle ... Trent
Aaron Yoo ... Chewie
Derek Mears ... Jason Voorhees
Jonathan Sadowski ... Wade
Julianna Guill ... Bree
Ben Feldman ... Richie
Arlen Escarpeta ... Lawrence
Ryan Hansen ... Nolan
Willa Ford ... Chelsea
Nick Mennell ... Mike
America Olivo ... Amanda
Kyle Davis ... Donnie
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Storyline

A group of young adults set up tent near the abandoned summer camp where a series of gruesome murders are said to have taken place back in 1980. The perpetrator was a grieving mother, driven insane by the drowning of her child, Jason, whom she believed was neglected by the camp counselors. As legend has it, the last survivor of the attacks beheaded the woman. But then Jason came back, and now he is a vengeful and inexorable killer, wielding crossbows, swords, axes and other sharp instruments. The legend proves horribly true, as these campers quickly discover. Six months later, the brother of one of those campers distributes posters of his missing sister. The police believe she took off with her boyfriend; but he knows better. The brother crosses paths with an uptight young rich guy who is having his girlfriend and friends over at his parents' cabin. The brother ends up at the cabin himself just before his sister's attacker sets upon them all. Written by J. Spurlin

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Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, some graphic sexual content, language and drug material | See all certifications »

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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

13 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Friday the 13th See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,585,449, 15 February 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$65,002,019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,379,051
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| (extended edition)

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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is director Marcus Nispel's second remake of a classic horror film in a resume of only four features. The first was The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), which was also produced by the company Platinum Dunes. See more »

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(at around 24 mins) It is illegal for patrons to pump their own gas in New Jersey. By law there would have been an attendant on duty and gas would not be paid for inside. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pamela Voorhees: Come here. Come here now.
Camp Counselor: No.
Pamela Voorhees: You're the last one. I've killed all the others. It'll be easier for you than it was for Jason.
Camp Counselor: Why are you doing this?
Pamela Voorhees: You need to be punished for what you did to him.
Camp Counselor: I didn't do anything.
Pamela Voorhees: You let him drown. Jason was my son.
Camp Counselor: I didn't do anything. No. No. No. Please.
Pamela Voorhees: You should have been watching him. Every minute.
[...]
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Also available in a so-called Killer Cut, which includes story extensions, extra violence and more sexual content. See more »

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Performed by Night Ranger
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Updated for the 21st century degenerate teen crowd
23 February 2009 | by Der_SchnibblerSee all my reviews

Not a bad movie as far as pure horror elements go. The killings are inventive and brutal, the slasher formula is slightly tampered with to add a bit of extra mileage in the form of a "double beginning" (you'll see; I won't spoil it), and Jason is true to form.

Of course, the movie is produced in 2009, so we have a few attempts from the "chosen" over at Hollywood to make it socially (ir)relevant. And so, every white guy in the film looks like he jumped out of a Levi's commercial (you know, fly-aways in his hair, slight stubble); another one looks like Tom Cruise; the white girls are blond, dirty-mouthed, and won't even bring their boyfriend a beer(didn't you know being useless is synonymous with being an "independent" modern woman?); the Asian guy is effeminate and funny in a predictably corny way; and, God forbid we forgot, this mostly white, well-to-do crowd inexplicably has the token black guy in their midst, whom the writers made sure to write so as to give us a "lesson": he won't help friends pump gas in the car because he's black and doing work would be demeaning, he snaps at one of the girls over some imagined racial slight that would only make sense to brainwashed P.C. imbeciles (it's ridiculous to anyone with a brain), and the only halfway useful thing he does is to be the single male to give Jason a (small) run for his money when it comes to physical, animalistic violence: black guy hit Jason back. Well.. at least that part is slightly more true to real life.

It's hard to imagine any self-respecting white person would be friends with a black guy who was an oversensitive, "entitlement"-minded little waste of life, who got his panties in a twist anytime he imagined someone is out to "diss" him.

But, then again, that's what the hooks in Hollywood think our society should be like, and if they can't pummel it into our heads via years of forced busing and the decrepit public education system, at least they can attempt to do it in movies by glorifying drugs, encouraging women to be worthless whores, and pretending black guys are "strong" and deserving of a arse-kissing.

Other than all of THAT hogwash... good movie! :)


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