THE LAIR EXPERTS
Matt: As much as they got right with Part 4, there was that much more wrong with Part 5. I don't know what the producers were thinking, aside from cashing a paycheck on the backs of the devoted 'Friday' fans. A Jason movie without Jason? What the hell? This movie totally sucked. The acting was poor, the storyline was poor, everything was poor. It was very obvious many times throughout the movie that the killer was not Jason, and it was just some guy in a mask. The mask wasn't even scary at all, and Roy was a joke. Who is scared of a paramedic for god's sake? Even Harry Manfredini's musical score couldn't save this film, and that in itself says all that needs to be said about this film. Part 5 definitely gives the Friday series a black eye and is a direct insult to Jason. 3 out of 10.
A.J.: This movie was horrible. I am not even gonna waste my time saying why it sucks, because we would be here all night. 3 out of 10.
Robert: I'll admit this one's weak but not as weak as Part 8. This one was trying to be like original in the mystery of who the killer was at first. They didn't show him, at least not until the near end. This only served to fuel the audience's wonder of maybe Tommy Jarvis had gone off the deep end and was imitating Jason which is what director Danny Steinmann intended. Okay sure, an impostor Jason was a letdown to some, but it still fueled our imaginations for awhile as we watched, wondering if the hero was the villain. 6 out of 10.
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