This movie gives a new meaning to the term “so bad it’s good”. I don’t care what anyone else says, I fucking love this movie. I know it’s horrible. Trust me, I’m not blind. But that doesn’t stop me from having an odd love affair with this little steamer.
Jason. In. Space. That’s really all you need to know about the plot. It is better than Jason in Manhattan though, at least I’m pretty sure it is. Who the hell knows, I am obviously not a good judge of whether or not movies can be classified as “good” in the traditional sense. Though I do know that I am not alone in my love for this kind of bad. There is something so unique and entertaining about really bad movies. It’s hard to put a finger on.
I have to say my very favorite scene in this movie is when they are trying to stall Jason so that they can get into the escape pods and they set up a hologram of the real Crystal Lake from the 1980’s. You see two camp counselors asking Jason if he wants to smoke some pot and have some premarital sex. And then there is the sleeping bags…and you get the picture. Still cracks me up.
And then there is the “super” Jason at the end after they think he’s dead but their futuristic healing thingamajig turns him into a sort of terminator looking creature. Again, it is both awesome and ridiculous at the same time. Oh and there is the android who acts like she’s Lara Croft in Tomb Raider or something and goes all ballistic on Jason before saying some seriously ridiculous one liners. But aren’t bad one liners in a bad movie the best thing ever? I like to laugh and cringe at the same time so I’m going to go for a big hell yeah on this one.
As you can see, there is quite a bit of camp involved in this gem of a storyline. The plot is about as ridiculous as the acting but hey it’s the tenth freaking Friday the 13th movie what the hell can you expect right? Not gonna win any Oscar’s, but that isn’t the point. The point is being entertaining as hell, and in that respect they totally win an award for that in my book! If you like cheesy horror movies as much as me then watch it. If not….you may want to skip it. Or get really drunk and watch it Mystery Science Theatre 3000 style. And maybe throw some popcorn at the screen.