Review: The Friday the 13th

Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes production company has been hammering the horror remake path for quite some time now, and since the box office keeps screaming for more, we get to the bigger titles now (following The Hitcher, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Amityville Horror, and after this one comes Nightmare on Elmstreet).
Almost 30 years later, one of the most famous slasher returns, combining story elements of the first three movies, in a run-of-the-mill horror flick. There’s truly nothing special about this one, as the expected bloodshed continues, including the expected ending. It serves young couples well and marketing is great, opening during the lovely Valentines weekend where guys bravely sit there while girlfriends shriek and hold their arms firmly. But that as far as it goes. This movie (like any other in its genre) has nothing else to offer. The wait continues for another first original (maybe The Unborn, later this year, also produced by Platinum Dunes).5-.

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