"Hey Ted! Where the hell is the corkscrew?!"
Story: "After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his way back to his home at Camp Crystal Lake."
Of course, they start this film with a recap of the first three films. I don't really mind this recap, because it's only a quick three minutes. After the credits, the film opens back at Higgin's Haven. We see the aftermath of part 3. The place is crawling with police and we get to see them load up Jason to take him to the hospital morgue. I find all of this to be a little pointless, because Jason quickly comes to. He kills a couple of hospital workers and is on his way back to Crystal Lake in no time.
Now we get to meet the characters that we will spend the rest of the film with. Don't get me wrong. The hospital scene is pretty cool. It just feels very Halloween 2ish, and honestly, the film could have started right here. We meet the Jarvis family which consists of Mrs. Jarvis and her two children, Trish and Tommy. I guess you could call them our final children. The film also introduces a new group of teens for Jason to kill off. They are renting the house that sits next to the Jarvis home. This is a pretty decent sized group of teens, which leads to some awesome kills later on.
Jason is slowly making his way back to Crystal Lake to start killing once more.
Acting: This section is going to be short and sweet. I have no issues with the acting in this entry. The stand out for me will have to be little Corey Feldman, who plays Tommy Jarvis. That shouldn't come as a surprise though. He was always a great child actor. Plus, any film with Crispin Glover in it is an automatic win. Jimbo, you're definitely not a dead fuck to me.
Fear Factor: Although I found part 3's Jason to be the scariest, I think this Jason is the most brutal that we have seen so far. His kills are often not so quick, and take a lot of brute strength to pull off. I mean, Jason is throwing people out of windows in this one. It was also incredible obvious that Tom Savini was back to work on the special effects on this film. The kills are pretty top notch. The one with the corkscrew is my favorite in the whole movie.
Of course, I have to mention the ending of the film. I'll keep it spoiler free for all the noobs out there. I just have to say how spectacular the final kill of the film is. If you've seen it, you know exactly what I'm talking about.
Originality: Even though at this point we are following a pretty basic slasher guide line, that doesn't mean it isn't a little original. I think this entry has some of the most solid character development. They tried to do this with the side characters in part 3, but it didn't always stick or seem to matter. In this film, you really feel like you know the characters (especially Trish and Tommy) and you care about them. The kills are also a notch above the rest in this sequel. Best of all, no silly 3D effects are to be found!
Overall: I love this movie more and more every time I watch it. I find new things to love with every single viewing. Jason is brutal and scary. The kills are fantastic. The casting was perfect. What else is there to say? It's pretty obvious why this one is widely a fan favorite. Jason is finally dead! Or is he?
I really agree with her on this one. The only points I would have taken away was from the acting. Other then Crispen Glover and Corey Feldman, the rest of the cast really killed me keeping this sequel number 2 in my books. But Great Job!
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