Ian Hobbs’s review published on Letterboxd:
"Oh, God, y'all, two killers? We're not safe awake or asleep."
My god was this such unexpected surprise. After going through the entire Friday the 13th films and seeing the first Elm Street movie I figured I'd be fine to see this one. While there were a few things that I wasn't fully following, they didn't really affect the story as a whole or really distract me from my overall viewing experience. I mean come on, it's Freddy and Jason head-to-head, nothing else really should matter.
I think what works so well about this is how great and really intriguing the plot is. They took some really great mythology from both franchises and put them together and they all made sense together. I love the idea of Freddy using Jason to letting the kids think he's going around killing again; it's works so well. Robert Englund is fantastic as Freddy as always and new comer Ken Kirzinger played a fantastic and quite menacing Jason.
Even without the surprisingly good plot points and storyline, the kills here are some of most fun of the whole Friday the 13th series. I definitely could've done without some of the annoying characters and the very weird subplots, but I don't think anything really took away from the enjoyment I got from watching these two masters go at each other. Freddy vs. Jason is one hell of a fun time and makes up for some lackluster previous entries.