Saturday, December 29, 2018

Freddy Vs Jason Movie Review

Freddy Vs Jason is a 2003 crossover horror movie directed by Ronny Yu and starring Robert Englund, Monica Keena, Jason Ritter and Brendan Fletcher.

The movie begins with Freddy Krueger, who details his life and deeds. It turns out that nobody is afraid of him anymore. He is stuck in Hell. He needs to get out so he sees someone who can help him escape. He sees Jason Voorhees. He hatches a plan to bring him back to life. He pretends to be Mrs. Voorhees and succeeds in reviving Jason. Freddy wants to have some fun now. Jason ends up on Elm Street. A group of teens are hanging out on Elm Street. Lori(Keena) and her friends, Kia(Kelly Rowland), Gibb(Katherine Isabelle),Trey(Jesse Hutch) and Blake are together. The lights go out and Jason starts his killing spree. They all run out of the house. They see a car and they meet the cops. That night, Jason kills Trey and he kills Blake and his dad. The cops don't want people to think that it is Freddy Krueger so they try and make it into a murder suicide.

Lori's ex boyfriend, Will(Ritter) and his pal, Mark(Fletcher) are in a psychiatric hospital. They have been taking a drug called Hypnocil, which stops them from dreaming and encountering Freddy. They have seen him before. They see a news report about the killings and they recognise that it Lori's house. Will wants to get out to help her. He talks to Mark about it. Will saw Lori's dad kill her mother. Mark gets the keys and they escape. They warn Lori about Freddy and what is going to happen if he comes back. The cops are after Mark and Will. Mark's brother was killed by Freddy. The locals covered up Freddy's killings. Lori's dad tries to get her to take pills so she won't see Freddy but she won't take them. She leaves the house and meets Will. They talk about Freddy. Mark sees Freddy when he falls asleep. Freddy wants to send a message and he leaves it on Mark after he kills him. 
The cops have a curfew and a roadblock so they can find Will.

Lori's friends start to die. Jason is still on his killing spree and he goes to a party that the kids are having and he starts to slice and dice his way through the teens. Nobody knows who Jason is. Will tells Lori that her dad killed her mother and that her father had him committed to a psychiatric institution because of what he knew.  All of the kids who knew about Freddy were locked away so that they couldn't talk about him. The local cop, Stubbs(Lochlyn Monro) talks to Will, Lori and her remaining friends about Jason. They want to get Jason out of the way. They decide to offer Lori as a sacrifice to Freddy, hoping that he will come and she can get him. It doesn't work. They go to the psychiatric institution, Western Hills, to find out what is going on. A lot of the kids are in comas because of the drugs that they were given to stop them dreaming. Jason shows up there. He kills Stubbs but he gets injected by a doctor there, who is possessed by Freddy. Freddy wants Jason out of his way now.

Jason is incapacitated and asleep now. He finds Freddy waiting for him. They have a fight.
Jason cuts off Freddy's arms but he regenerates. They clash again. Freddy tries to kill Jason, but to no avail. Freddy knows that Jason is afraid of water. He brings on a torrent to stop him in his tracks.
The kids have Jason in a van and they are taking him to Camp Crystal Lake, hoping that they can destroy him. Freddy torments Jason with memories from his youth. Lori is going to go to sleep so she can draw Freddy out and Jason can kill him. She sees images from his youth when he was bullied. Freddy almost has Jason drowned. One of Lori's friends has to give him mouth to mouth. Jason wakes and the van crashes. Freddy sees Lori. The kids try to wake her up. They are at Camp Crystal Lake. Lori is at her house in her dream. Freddy is there. Jason returns home. The place goes on fire. Jason comes to sort Freddy out once and for all. Lori wakes up and the kids leave them to it.

Lori wants to see Freddy die as she blames him for her mother's death. Will and Lori set a fire, hoping to scare Freddy, but there are propane tanks around and there is an explosion. Jason rips off Freddy's hand with glove attached. They fall into the water and start fighting again. Freddy thinks that he is on top, but Jason uses Freddy's glove to kill him. He sticks it right into him. He falls back into the lake. Freddy sees Lori and she cuts off his head. Freddy takes a dive into the lake also. Lori and Will head off into the sunset. The movie ends with Jason coming out his lake, holding Freddy's severed head. Freddy opens his eyes and winks, suggesting that he is not dead at all.

What can I say about this movie? It was great! I love Jason and Freddy and putting the two of them together was such fun!! I enjoyed this one a lot. I thought that it was just so entertaining and seeing the two killers together was a real treat. The final fight was really good and I enjoyed the ending also.This is a worthy entry in both the Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th franchises. It is fun and even though I would choose Jason over Freddy, I liked the wink at the end from Freddy to show us that he isn't dead!! I highly recommend this one!! It gets an 8/10.


Tony Briley said...

Great review Amanda. I don't usually like the monster vs monster from another universe movies, but they did a pretty good job with this one. It was entertaining and original and pretty cool to have two of the most hideous creatures together on screen.

Amanda said...

Thanks Tony! I thought that this was a really fun film. I liked the crossover and I found it entertaining and enjoyable. I wasn't sure that it would work, but it actually did and it worked well!!

Tony Briley said...

You're welcome. You said it was entertaining, and that it was. Sometimes something far out can just be fun, which this one seemed to accomplish.

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