Freddy is a manipulator and uses Jason to strike fear into the teenagers’ hearts as he tries to come back to life. However, unknown to Jason, Freddy’s intentions aren’t half as pure as he might think and as soon as these teenagers gets the chance they try to put these two characters up against one another in order to survive the carnage they could individually deal. Who will survive in this deathmatch between two of horror’s greatest villains?
In the spirit of Friday the 13th and the Jason fever it always seems to spawn, I thought it would be a good idea to review Freddy Vs. Jason just to get it off my chest. Now, for those who haven’t seen it, this film is one of those grey area type of flicks, where critics always butt heads. Some say it is a good film whereas others say it’s a pile of… you get the idea. However, as a horror lover and a fan of both the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise and the Friday the 13th franchise, I personally feel that these two legendary slasher heroes bring a great film to the screens. Don’t get me wrong though, there are a lot of shortcomings in the film, but considering both of these franchises had remakes/reboots lately, it’s only fair to say that in my honest opinion I feel that both franchises ended with this film on a high note.
Granted, when one looks at Freddy Vs. Jason after watching a marathon of horror films that featured both of these franchises, some would say that it’s not in the same spirit of their respective films. Then again, don’t we have the confused Jason who’s kind of psychotic as Mrs Voorhees’ voice continuously urge him to kill for her? Don’t we have the sarcastic Freddy that tries everything in his power to get more souls? Yes we do. So frankly, I have no idea what some critics are on about when it comes to disliking Freddy Vs. Jason when all the elements of both franchises are in this flick and still works splendidly to entertain the viewer. Okay, I must admit it’s not Oscar-winning stuff, but hey, it’s a fun and funny movie…
Personally I love Freddy Vs. Jason and I enjoy the blood, gore and also seeing Kelly Rowland get killed… Robert Englund reprise his role as Freddy (for the last time on screen thus far) and come on, it’s really a great ending that could have spurred a sequel, but unfortunately didn’t. Like I said though, this is a film that critics often debate over, but still is it even half as bad as the 2011 Nightmare on Elm Street sequel? I think not, which is why I still think that this was the perfect ending to both franchises and why I feel anything that came afterwards with remakes, reboots or sequels (thus far) is a load of nonsense. So, if you want to celebrate Friday the 13th, why not watch a bit of Freddy Vs. Jason again? You know you want to and who knows, maybe you’ll enjoy it if you didn’t the first time around.