Freddy vs. Jason (2003) Movie Review

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Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

2003 | R | Horror, Thriller, Action
97 minutes / 1h 37min

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Freddy vs. Jason Plot Synopsis:

It's been nearly ten years since Freddy Krueger terrorized people in the dreams, and the towns folk want to keep him erased from their memory. Freddy still has one more plan on getting back to Elm Street. He resurrects Jason Voorhees and sends him off to kill. The more bodies which fall to the ground, the stronger in which Freddy becomes. This is until, Freddy realizes that Jason isn't going to step aside easily, and must be taken down himself.

Freddy vs. Jason (2003) Review

Freddy vs. Jason (2003) is directed by Ronny Yu off an estimated $30 million movie budget that grossed $82.6 million at the US box office. Freddy vs. Jason scored 2 movie awards and was nominated for 10 more movie awards.

Freddy vs. Jason takes place in a town where Freddy Krueger reawakens the knowledge of himself by allowing Jason Vorhees to do the killing. But Jason can’t stop, and Freddy is getting madder. He won’t let Jason get away with his glory. The kids lead them to a mental institute to find pills so they can suppress their dreams. But Freddy possesses one and relieves them of their supply. Jason comes around and finds them but is put into a deep sleep with tranquilizers. The kids tie Jason up in their van and take him back home to Camp Crystal Lake. One of the kids is also put under with tranquilizers and watches as the kid version of Jason drowns in the lake. Jason wakes up and breaks out of the van, and Freddy comes to the real world. Freddy Krueger vs. Jason Vorhees fight ensues until they reach the dock. While they are duking it out the kids create a line of fire. Jason rips off Freddy’s arm, and Freddy takes Jason’s sword. Freddy appears to kill Jason and goes for the kids, but Jason is not dead and sneaks up behind him. Jason impales Freddy through the stomach with Freddy’s own arm and then falls into the lake. Freddy drops the sword, one of the kids picks it up and cuts off Freddy’s head. Freddy falls into the water, and so does the head. The kids drive away. A girl and a boy in love reunited. But are Freddy and Jason dead? No! Jason walks out of the water with Freddy’s head in his hand, and Freddy winks at you.

Watching the showdown between the two horror icons was teased numerous times, and you can not help but feel that the rules were bent in the others favor whenever the made a killer blow. The visuals and story felt rushed. I wish the writers had spent more time ironing out the loose ends. The visuals and special effects also could have used extra polish to deliver a better movie experience. I felt like the entire movie was the lead-up teaser opening to the actual film. We did not, and may never get a sequel so we are left with a broken movie to something that could have been so much better. A major let down for my huge expectations, but I will take it as fan service alone.

  • Freddy vs. Jason Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 5.40
  • IMDB: 5.8
  • MetaCritic: 3.7
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 4.1

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About Freddy vs. Jason 2003

Title: Freddy vs. Jason
Year: 2003
Runtime: 97 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Action
Reviewer:
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 2.7/5 stars from 100,503 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 100,503
MPAA Rating: R
Freddy vs. Jason Cast Starring: Robert Englund, Katharine Isabelle, Garry Chalk, Robert Shaye, Zack Ward, Lochlyn Munro, Brent Chapman, Evangeline Lilly, Brendan Fletcher, Ken Kirzinger, Blake Mawson, Monica Keena, Chris Marquette, Claire Riley, Jesse Hutch, Chris Gauthier, Kevin Hansen, Jacqueline Stewart, Odessa Munroe, Viv Leacock, Tom Butler, Kyle Labine, Colby Johannson, Eileen Pedde, Jamie Mayo, Sean Tyler Foley, Laura Boddington, Alex Green, Tony Willett, Sharon Peters
Freddy vs. Jason Writers: Wes Craven, Victor Miller, Damian Shannon
Freddy vs. Jason Director: Ronny Yu
Box Office: $82,200,000
Production: New Line Cinema
Website: http://www.freddyvsjason.com/
Language: English
Country: USA, Canada, Italy