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Freddy Vs. Jason

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New Line Cinema, 2003, Rated R, 1 hr. 38 min.

This movie brings together Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) from the Nightmare on Elm Street films and Jason Voorhees (Ken Kirzinger) from the Friday the 13th films. As the movie begins, it's been 10 years since Freddy terrorized Springwood by invading the dreams of the residents of Elm Street to murder them and extract revenge for his murder. He is in hell, literally, because the memory of him has faded from the minds of the townsfolk (with a little help from drugs that prevent his potential victims from dreaming).

"Whoa man, this is some crazy shit!" "Whoa man, this is some crazy shit!" 

Freddy battles Jason Freddy battles Jason

A perfect 10 for the new Reverse Dive maneuver! A perfect 10 for the new Reverse Dive maneuver!

Freddy battles Jason again Freddy battles Jason again

...and again ...and again

Like he says, "I can't come back if nobody remembers me. I can't come back if nobody is afraid. … Being dead wasn't a problem. But being forgotten, now that's a bitch." In order to come back from hell, Freddy enlists the help of Jason to get back into the dreams of the residents of Springwood. But Jason isn't as easily manipulated as Freddy thinks and he refuses to step aside and let Freddy have all the murderous fun. Thus ensues a battle between Freddy and Jason over who gets to kill all the people!

These are two film franchises have theme music that can still elicit chills just by hearing them - "Chee Chee Chee Chee, ha, ha, ha, ha…" from Friday the 13th and "One, two, Freddy's coming for you…" from Nightmare on Elm Street. However, the films themselves have so many sequels, that they are not scary anymore (gory, yes … scary, no), as the audience has become desensitized. Freddy and Jason have become like cartoon characters an you know the premise of both films inside and out. This movie tries to make it a little different by ultimately having Freddy and Jason battle each other instead of combining forces throughout the whole movie to kill the residents of Springwood. That twist is this movie's saving grace.

It was fun to watch the characters battle each other and I've always enjoyed Freddy's sardonic humor. I especially liked the scene when Freddy is about to kill a girl in her dream while at the same time Jason is killing her in "real life". Freddy gets pissed about that. He's the "brains" behind this killing spree and he doesn't like Jason trying to get a higher body count! The citizens of Springwood put this puzzle together all too quickly and realize they are battling both Freddy and Jason.

So while I wouldn't say this movie scared me too much, it was definitely entertaining and had some good plot elements that kept me intrigued.  I especially enjoyed the worm-like creature one of the kids encounters when high on the dream-blocking drug!

The DVD special features include:

  • Commentary by the Director and cast
  • Deleted/alternate scenes, including original opening and ending with commentary
  • Behind the scenes coverage of the film's development
  • Visual effects exploration
  • Storyboards and galleries
  • How Can I Live music video by Ill Nino

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QUICK FACTS

Studio

New Line Cinema

Genre

Horror

Rating

R

Length

98 Minutes

Color

Yes

Sound

Yes

 

CAST

Actor / Actress

Character

Robert Englund

Freddy Krueger

Ken Kirzinger

Jason Voorhees

Monica Keena

Lori Campbell

Jason Ritter 

Will Rollins

Kelly Rowland

Kia Waterson

Chris Marquette

Charlie Linderman 

Brendan Fletcher

Mark Davis

Katharine Isabelle

Gibb

 

CREW

Ronny Yu

Director

Wes Craven

Producer

Sean S. Cunningham 

Producer

Fred Murphy

Cinematographer

Graeme Revell

Composer

http://www.freddyvsjason.com/

Reviewed by: Hauntmistress 6/28/2004

 
   

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