talk to the fans of Friday the 13th You get a few different answers as to which of the 12 entries is your favourite.Some point to the original and its simplicity and the mystery of the killer. Friday the 13th Part III Thanks for the cheesy but fun 3D effects and the Jason Voorhees hockey mask for the first time. The two most common answers you’re most likely to get are the fourth movie. Friday the 13th: The Final ChapterJason’s scariest portrayal, or Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives To try something different, more meta.It was in the 1985s that we were sandwiched between those two options. Friday the 13th: A New BeginningHowever, it is never mentioned as being the best.Instead, most people see it as by far the worst, outweighing the weirdness Jason Goes To Hell: Last Friday.
Why don’t people like “Friday the 13th: A New Beginning”?
The reason for this strong opinion is simple. Jason Voorhees is not included in that opinion. The fourth movie promised that Jason would die. He takes a machete from young Tommy Jarvis to his head (Corey Feldman). But since the slasher villain never died, many saw the film’s “final chapter” title as nothing more than a gimmick to get people into the theater. will rise from the dead and kill again as he did twice. new beginning came out exactly one year later Last chapterA hockey-masked killer appears throughout the film, but a shocking ending reveals that the man behind it is a copycat killer. The outrage was so great that the following year, fans were given what they wanted.
On the one hand, anger is understandable. Friday the 13th It’s not high art. It’s just watching Jason kill teens in funny and original ways. The franchise remains hugely popular decades later by following a simple formula. new beginning broke that formula. It broke an unspoken promise. Fans felt lied.Similar to Last Year’s Disappointment halloween ends, much of the plot centers around a copycat killer wearing Shape’s mask. Still, even though Michael Myers feels castrated, at least he’s there and has a big showdown with Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) rushed.the only jason we get in new beginning It’s the dream sequence of the opening scene.
‘A New Beginning’ is still a fun movie
new beginning It might be dismissed as the black sheep of the family, but it shouldn’t be. Even if you let go of the “Jason isn’t in it” argument, there’s still a good movie underneath. It’s still fun. It still has gore and great kills. There are still exciting chase scenes.there are still great Harry Manfrediniintense score. Indeed, exposing the killer doesn’t work in the end, not just to confirm it’s not Jason (his build and gait, the blue stripes on his hockey mask rather than the red are evident). It should have been a clue.), but since the killer was a paramedic named Roy, he was a very minor character and only appeared briefly. We might have even missed him. Other than that, you’ve got all the ingredients of a good slasher movie here, and you get a layered hero, so perhaps even more so.
Corey Feldman did not return new beginning As Tommy Jarvis, with the exception of the opening dream sequence. John Shepard was cast for his feature film debut. Three people played Tommy (Tom Matthews played him the following year Jason Lives), but Shepard rarely does his due. His version of Tommy is the most complicated and should be. Before Laurie Strode was a trauma icon, there was Tommy Jarvis.
Behind Tommy Jarvis and his trauma
when we met him new beginning, years after he killed the madman who murdered his mother along with many others, Tommy finds himself emotionally destroyed. This isn’t a subplot, we see him staring off into the distance and drinking and doing drugs while living a fairly normal life. It’s the focus of the film, and it gets as much attention as the masked madman who wreaks havoc. I’m moving into a half-baked house with Tommy. He is quiet and has not uttered a word for a long time. His face shows the pain of the past. He is haunted by Jason Voorhees. Just as Michael’s evil was transferred to Corey Cunningham, so much so that I wondered if he would become like him (Rohan Campbell) of Halloween is over.
That suspicion is put into the viewer’s mind from the end Last chapter, where Tommy, who killed Jason, holds his sister in the hospital. The film freezes with Tommy’s face over her shoulder. His expression is ominous, as if something dark is blooming inside him. new beginning Explore it further. When Tommy is bullied, he becomes enraged and displays his power against his tormentors.He is quiet and brooding, but can also attack at any moment. He dreams of Jason. When he’s not there, he sees him. When the children in the half-baked house started dying, I suspect it was him.
That doesn’t mean Tommy is an unlikable protagonist. Far from it.The carefree child who was under trauma is still shown, including a scene where he shows off the mask he made to another child. Last chapterHe is kind to those who are kind to him. he’s trying to get better Still, his darkness creates a mystery you don’t see in your usual slasher.How many horror movies have you wondered if the hero was really the bad guy? We don’t want to believe it, so we root for him. He’s been through a lot, and we want to see him get over his past.
‘New Beginnings’ Shows Horror Movies Have Consequences
It’s refreshing to hear that it matters what happens after the end credits roll. Horror movies often show heroes conquering terrifying villains. Seeing them in a victory pose afterwards, I know they will live happily ever after. new beginning Show the result. Imagine as a child her mother was murdered by a serial killer and she had to kill the man. It ruins a person in real life, so seeing Tommy go through this feels real. If he was a murderer, we might understand and still feel sorry for him (which is exactly why he couldn’t work as the new Jason). by new beginning Deeper than your traditional boobs and bloody 80s slasher.
Of course, the final act shows that Tommy isn’t the masked killer. Jason Voorhees may be dead, but halloween ends It taught me that evil does not die, it only changes shape.Evil is still alive and wearing a hockey mask new beginningIt’s not the same evil that killed Tommy’s mother, but it killed his new friend. If he doesn’t overcome his fear and fight back, he too will be killed. There are scenes where Tommy does nothing, such as when he is paralyzed with fear when confronted by the Masked Man. New blonde final girl, Pam (Melanie Kinnaman), does most of the heavy lifting, but when he’s needed most, Tommy returns and knocks down the villain with a machete, causing him to plummet to his death from the top of the barn loft.
It’s a great arc to see Tommy Jarvis go through a lot of changes in 90 minutes. Almost too many. Like many of these movies, it ends with the main characters in the hospital. Tommy wakes up and sees a vision of Jason standing in front of him. He uses his newfound powers in his mind to drive him away and disappear. The evil in the movie was defeated, and so was Tommy’s internal evil. I needed one more jolt, aside from the movie. It turns out that Tommy kept this killer’s blue-striped hockey mask and smuggled it into a drawer by his hospital bed. He takes it out and stares at it. When Pam comes to visit him, Tommy sneaks up behind her, holding a knife aloft and wearing a mask.
A frustrating ending that goes against everything Tommy has been through. Thankfully it won’t be brought up again. Jason Lives Tommy is a free man and there is no mention of killing someone and going to jail.good except for the last few seconds new beginning By spiced up the franchise with something a little different, it does just that. It is a rare slasher movie that is also a character study.
Finding out that Jason Voorhees isn’t there can be a huge disappointment the first time you watch it, but if it’s rewatched and you’re already aware of the gimmick, it makes for a good movie. You can enjoy a fun slasher with a well-made hero without any expectations.