Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday the 13th!! Happy Paraskavedekatriaphobia!

Happy Paraskavedekatriaphobia and it couldnt be more appropiate than today Friday Feb 13th which is the release of the remake Friday The 13th.

There have been 10 Friday the 13th films since the original 1980 release. The new 2009 version is billed as a "remake" of the original which in my opinion it isnt. I like to think of it like Rob Zombie's "reimagining" of his Halloween reboot.

Pop quiz: How many kids did Jason kill in the first movie? A-ha, you are wrong! He didnt kill anyone becasue his mother Mrs Vorhees killed all the camp counselors who she believed let her poor son Jason drown in Crystal Lake.

Dont mess with Jason the Killer. He is one bad mo fo: He once had to pop a cop that didnt give him props in Oak town. No? wrong franchise, sorry Dr. Evil....

Jason Vorhees cannot be killed. I grew up on the movies, Ive done my homework. He has been drowned, attacked by machetes, cracked in the face with an axe, buried alive, cremated, chained to a boulder by Tommy and drowned again, resurrected by a lightning bolt, melted by toxic waste in a sewer, resurrected by telekinesis of the new blood, dragged into hell, frozen in space, thawed, and drowned again by Freddy Krueger.

Along with Michael Meyers, Jason Vorhees's dialogue is simple: action speak louder than words and his measurement of loudness is always interesting with new execution styles.

I am super pumped to go see Friday The 13th and when I get ready and sit in my seat in the theatre I will be transcended back to rubiks cubes, He-Man, Family Ties, Cosby Show, and Alf. I love nostalgia and its like the beginning of my life in being able to say "I remember when the original came out..."

1 comment:

Wings said...

Saw it today myself in a sort of retro-nostalgic way: My brother and I used to see all the F13 flicks when they hit theaters and today we were there again, only this time with our wives. Somethings change, so remain the same, eh?

I liked it, for the most part. Was good to see it back to basics, in a way. Jason was different, but not in a "too different" way. He was kick ass and that was cool.

The plot, if there is one, is weak, other than just supplying our boy with the people he needs to dispatch.

Would have loved more OOH and AAH moments for long-time fans, but I get that they were trying to make this accessible to newbies.

All in all, I am just happy the big lug is back in theaters. 12th movie... Next one makes it #13!