Movie Reviews (such as they are)

Friday, February 15, 2008

Freddy vs Jason

Here's a rad premise. Take Freddy Krueger (of A Nightmare on Elm Street fame), add Jason Voorhees (of Friday the 13th et al), and whaddya got? Freddy vs Jason, dudes!

Helmed by Ronny Yu -- who came up via Hong Kong film-making and hit the US shores with the gloriously silly Bride of Chucky before directing the Liverpool-set Sam Jackson starrer The 51st State -- Freddy vs Jason is almost worth watching for a couple of reasons.

Firstly, who doesn't want to see any member of Destiny's Child getting killed? Actually, I can't even remember if Kelly Rowland gets offed or not, but the anticipation that she might is just too good to miss.

Secondly, Robert Englund always seems to have such a great time as Freddy that it's almost criminal not to watch him.

The plot: Wait, there was a plot? It's a slasher film, guys: teens in house getting killed one by one. Duh.

It was funny, with a few made-ya-jump moments thrown in for good measure. Not as original as New Nightmare, of course, but not a bad way to pass 90 minutes in the dead of the night. Is anyone gonna argue if I say 53 points out of 100?

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