Friday the 13th (1980)
It's October and it's Friday the 13th. It seems only fair I should review this...again.
Nostalgia aside, what most attracts me to this film is it's dedication to the story. A lot of slasher films are, well, kind of shitty. They focus on gore and naked women running around. While this does indeed have that, it's still focused on telling a story.
Unfortunately, it's being told through bad acting and lazy writing. The idea is good. Execution was 50/50. I found myself very bored throughout the middle of the film. Even though I like how the writers and director tried to make fleshed out characters and an intriguing story, the payoff wasn't all that good. That being said, Betsy Palmer gives a very creepy performance and it really adds to the third act.
I think this helped create the jumpscare-horror genre.
Friday the 13th has an intriguing beginning, a boring middle, and satisfying end.
Not great, but enjoyable.
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
The kills feel lazy this time around. The acting has gotten worse. Certain things aren't explained. The emphasis on sex and nudity is more focused than the story this time around.
None the less, I actually had some fun watching this. Although the seriousness of the first one is really starting to get old this time around.
Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982)
Not really that good. I get it. IT'S 3D. I feel like the director wanted to capitalize more on the 3D aspect than the storytelling aspect.
Some cool kills.
My Favorite is the spear gun kill shot.
Some really hilarious moments that are meant to be taken seriously.
There's a moment, shit you not, you can clearly see the cameraman and producers in the reflection of a car. It's one of the greatest film mistakes I've ever seen.
This is actually pretty entertaining, but is it good?
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