Jason X (2001)

logoDirector: Jim Isaac

Writer: Todd Farmer (Screenplay) Victor Miller (Characters)

Starring: Kane Hodder, Lexa Doig, Markus Potts, Jonathan Potts, Lisa Ryder, Peter Mensah

 

Plot: Jason Voorhees (Hodder) has been captured and put in Crystal Lake research facility run by Rowan (Doig). When he breaks free Jason and Rowan get put into cryogenic status. Fast forward 455 years and a scientific research team led by Professor Lowe (Potts) who find the room where they are frozen and bring both back on to the space ship. When Rowan is brought back to the land of the living it doesn’t take Jason long to wake up and go on a rampage on the spaceship before getting an upgrade.

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Verdict: Space slasher but at least it is original

Story: Sometime horror film get slammed for not being original, this is one thing this can’t be slammed for. When it comes to story it is just Jason doing what he does best taking large body counts. The unique setting for a slasher does help in the story as we get to use technology ideas that can only be part of the imagination at this present time. Having an upgrade unstoppable Jason takes away his iconic status but also tries to create a new horror icon at the same time. (7/10)

 

Actor Review: Kane Hodder – Jason the unstoppable force is back but this time he gets an upgrade. Hodder is one of the most famous actors to play Jason and this is his last outing, he does a good job with his dominance on screen. Iconic Performance Award, Scariest Character Award (9/10)

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Actor Review: Lexa Doig – Rowan the lady in charge of trying to kill Jason before getting frozen to the future. Good lead role showing good leadership which otherwise is lacking on the ship. (8/10)

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Actor Review: Markus Potts – Greedy professor that would rather make money than look after his student’s safety. The performance is everything to the norm when it comes to being the greedy guy on a ship. (5/10)

 

Actor Review: Lisa Ryder – Kay-Em 14 a robot who takes down the original Jason after an upgrade of her own. Good performance has some very funny lines and is one character that kicks ass. (8/10)

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Director Review: Jim Isaac – It would be fair to say this is his most successful film to date and he does create a fun take on a chilling franchise but makes too much fun happen. (7/10)

Horror: Not too scary but has a claustrophobic atmosphere. (6/10)

Sci-Fi: Basic use of sci-fi in a future world. (7/10)

Special Effects: Some good special effects including some well-played out kill scenes. (8/10)

Believability: Set in the future on a space ship could happen, but you never know. (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Settings: spaceship in the middle of space with a killer good for a horror, but not what we are used too for Jason. (8/10)

 

Suggestion: Guilty pleasure time this is one film that you just have to watch for its outside the box thinking to a routine horror film. It is one that would come under the bracket, it is bad but you have to see how bad. Saying that if it was a stand-alone film it would be an interesting watch as it is slasher in space. (Horror Fans Watch)

 

Best Part: Jason gets an upgrade.

Worst Part: Too many cheesy one liners for a horror film.

Action Scene of the Film: Kay-Em 14 v Jason

Kill Of The Film: Adrienne, it is early but you will remember it.

Trivia: Jason X was the first Friday The 13th to be rated 15 in UK

Oscar Chances: None

Chances of Sequel: Franchise killer.

Similar Too: Leprechaun in Space

 

Overall: Easy to watch fun Friday the 13th film

 

Rating 79%

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