THE LAIR EXPERTS
Matt: Part 2 was a good sequel in an era where studios were not really looking for them. It has all the makings of a great horror movie, and was able to spin the 'Friday The 13th' world into a new orbit with the debut of Jason as the killer. The only thing weak about this movie was the poor transition from the original to Part 2. In Part 1, Jason is a boy. All of a sudden in Part 2, he is fully grown, and there's no way he got that way in just 5 years, as explained in the movie. There should have been a scene actually showing Jason coming out of the lake. It just leaves a gap in between there that most people wouldn't be able to figure out. But, on the other hand, it IS the arrival of Jason, so that can't be too bad. The acting was good, but not great, about what you'd expect from an '80s slasher film. The killings were just how we like 'em-- stylistic and bloody. Harry Manfredini again delivered the goods with the score and sound effects, continuing the 'Friday The 13th' feel. All in all, a solid effort. 8 out of 10.
A.J.: It is the arrival of Jason and you can clearly understand why everything happens and it has more blood and gore. 10 out of 10.
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