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neocowboy

This was much more fun. It broke the monotony of the series by playing with self awareness, adding much needed comic relief. Jason was almost indestructible as a human, now that he's undead horny teens just don't stand a chance.
7 years 10 months ago
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tigh66

Anyone who is a fan of horror needs to watch this one as an early example of the parody of horror movies. There were so many laughs in this film, it is practically a comedy. Easily the best entry in the series since Part II.
8 years 7 months ago
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Oneironaut

The series ran out of energy before this installment. I'm going to continue watching the rest of them for the sake of it, but there's less and less enjoyment with each one. Jason himself just isn't a threatening presence, and the filmmakers can't break out of the pattern to add some originality.
9 years 4 months ago
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Toastinator

By far the best Jason movie. This one has an energy that wasn't seen again untill Jason X.
1 year 2 months ago
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nick121235

The weakest edition to the series since Part II.
Friday the 13th has always been campy, and the previous installment, A New Beginning, introduced overt comedy to the films. Jason Lives tries to continue with the humor aspect while re-introducing the spoiler and Camp Crystal Lake setting, but it just doesn't seem to work this time around.
Friday the 13th is fun because it's already humorous, it knows it, but it doesn't bring it to the forefront, more often opting for a nod and a smile as it plays straight into the horror trope.
Jason Lives revs the humor from Part V up a notch- into the realm of self referential and meta-humor, anticipating the wave of films that would follow Wes Craven's Scream almost exactly a decade later.
But the effort is too weak, never really giving us a strong delivery in that field, always wavering on the edge of the Modern and Post-modern.
And it gives us this half-hearted effort in lieu of the traditional elements of the Friday the 13th series- namely a strong atmosphere and baroque set and visual storytelling style.
If you're not a completist I doubt you'll have made it this far, and so I doubt you'll be willing to skip, but this is just my two cents- that Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives is the weakest entry in the series up to this point and if you can bear it, go from Part V to Part VII- both great examples of movies with great atmosphere.
5 years 3 months ago
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nicolaskrizan

tongue-in-cheek, partly becoming a parody of itself – not nearly enough for the book though

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7 years 3 months ago
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