11. Friday the 13th (2009)
Friday the 13th (2009) – Paramount Pictures
Many horror franchises have had the reboot treatment done in the past decade, and Friday the 13th is no different. When the reboot film in the series was released in 2009, its only positive quality seems to be that it was at least nowhere near as terrible as the A Nightmare on Elm Street remake.
Beyond that, what you’ve got is a mediocre retread of the past films, somehow dulling a character that’s usually guaranteed to entertain. The death scenes were uninspired and unimaginative, none of the characters were memorable, and the only part that stuck out the bland story was the nonsensical idea that Jason Voorhees would bother tying someone up to keep as a hostage.
Really, the reboot came across as something of a high budget fan film, and it wasn’t exactly what fans of the series were hoping for. Platinum Dunes knew it, too, as the planned sequels for the movie were scrapped with the future of the series falling back into purgatory for several more years.
I’m OK with remaking the movie. I just would rather see something differently done with it to separate itself from the original films, rather rehashing it to seem like a poor imitation.
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