Freddy vs. Jason

Freddy vs. Jason ★★★

Hooptober 6

31/33

Here we are - it's the end of the line for both Jason and Freddy. I don't really care for remakes and it doesn't seem like anyone is interested in doing anything else with those characters, so this is it. After a month of watching teenagers getting slaughtered by Jason, his countless deaths and resurrections, his ever changing outfit and weird face, I'm honestly relieved. I do love the series as a whole and I'm very happy I went through with this marathon thing, but I probably won't be coming back to Crystal Lake for a while.

Anyways, this film is quite a curiosity and mostly in a good way. Both Freddy and Jason get their time to shine and when they fight each other, the film really comes to live. The plot doesn't make sense, but nobody pretends like it does, so all good there.

The problem for me comes with the teenagers and all the subplots there. They are self-aware to a degree, but any attempt at actual drama falls flat right away. I kind of wish they just stuck to a Freddy and Jason fight with teenagers just there to be murdered, but that's quite a pitch for a film that's after all a studio production.

Not a bad note to go out on though, considering the overall quality of the sequels from both series.

Bye for now Jason, I'll miss you buddy.

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