Friday the 13th Part III

Friday the 13th Part III ★★★½

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This is honestly one of the weaker of the series in my opinion. I know, many would disagree, but overall I find the characters pretty two dimensional and the plot to be one of the more bland, if only because it isn't batshit insane.

Buuuuuuuut, it has a weirdly enjoyable and incredibly unique vibe due to the synthey Zager score that is pretty out of left field for the series, and how this meshes with the strange 3D novelty cinematography. It's a fun little romp that's pretty forgettable outside of that Zager and, obviously, the acquisition of the iconic hockey mask.

It's been really solid rewatching the entire series (though we still need to watch Jason X) with it being MUCH stronger than I remember. To be clear, I've always loved the whole series with some being stronger than others for me, but my tastes have clearly changed my rankings over the years. I remembered the whole series, essentially, as being the lumbering-psycho-slays-teens-one-by-one premise that it often gets reduced to in pop-culture, but it was really nice being reminded how often the series strays from that basic premise, perverts that premise, or jumps the fucking shark with that premise.

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