The short of it: Friday the 13th is back in all of its 80s slasher flick glory. Filmmakers take an interesting approach by working it into the already existing series, but that creates problems because keeping with the old Jason makes Voorhees remain unscary. This leaves director Marcus Nispel with gotcha moments and a few gory scenes to tide fans over. On the plus side, Jason learns how to run for this outing. With a young, pretty cast and some cool moments, Friday is like a meal that fills you up but doesn't satisfy.
The long of it: to read my full review of the film, click here
Buzz Factor (out of 5): 2.5
Photo by: John P. Johnson. Courtesy of New Line Cinema and Paramount Pictures