Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Friday The 13th Part 2

I was shocked I won't lie.

Friday The 13th was good do not get me wrong, but part 2 in my opinion is a rare case of the sequel being better. I kinda loved it, and for a movie being released just one year after the original it didn't feel rushed or botched at all. So the story takes place about 5 years after the original with a new set of camp counselors opening not Camp Crystal Lake but a neighboring camp, while Jason takes center stage for the first time in the series to guard his favorite summer getaway. I was really surprised how well this movie works, the pacing could not be better I mean this is a 90 minute movie that flies by, I quite liked all the characters and each was striking and memorable in their own way, it's shot very well and has those bits of atmosphere which I'm very much a fan of, and the effects are real good but not quite the peak which we'll see later. The only real complaint which in and of itself is a nitpick is the ending very much hits the beats of the first movie, but I think from here on it does it's own thing. But it wasn't just the production stuff that surprised me, the kills get more inventive, there's a real spike in nudity with this entry, probably the most explicit of them all I mean you get the buttocks, the breastises, you even get full frontal which just floored me to see in a widely released horror film at that time. You think I would have remembered something like seeing full bush, though I will say I haven't watched this one in about...shit like 10 or 12 years. I didn't really hit the slasher genre till I was 13, so it's pretty cool to watch the Friday's again. I had a great time with this one, so much so that I think it's gonna be real tough to top the quality presented here. I'm actually incredibly curious where this entry ranks among the big fans of this series, cause I for one hold it higher than the first, which may or may not get an arrowhead shoved somewhere unpleasant in me but there you go. 4 stars, 7.5/10! Check it out if you haven't already and we'll catch you next time in the third dimension.

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