Jason XApril 26, 2002
Jason Voorhees returns with a new look, a new machete, and his same murderous attitude as he is awakened on a spaceship in the 25th century.
Release Year: 2001
Rating: 4.3/10 (22,886 voted)
Critic's Score: 25/100
Stars: Kane Hodder, Lexa Doig, Jeff Geddis
Set way in the future, Earth is no longer inhabitable, so humans have colonized in outer space. One colony receives two cryogenically frozen bodies, and when they defrost them, one of the bodies turns out to be…..who else? Jason Voorhees. No longer in the forest or Camp Crystal Lake, Jason stalks the colonists in a whole new environment.
Writers: Victor Miller, Todd Farmer
Johnson (Soldier #1)
(as Marcus Parilo)
Welcome to the Future of Horror.
Release Date: 26 April 2002
Filming Locations: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $6,649,006
(28 April 2002)
Did You Know?
The space debris floating in space has "Cunningham Reality" written on the side. This is a reference to the name of producer Noel Cunningham, the son of executive producer and maker of the original
Friday the 13th, Sean S. Cunningham.
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers):
When Rowen is asking Tsaunaron why he said "whoops", she first says "whoops", then she says he said "oops".
Why don't you stare at this for a while, you ugly bastard?
[he covers Jason with a rag]
Big, dumb and stoopid, but fun
Let's face it, if you're going to rent one of the later movies in a
slasher movie series, you'd be an idiot to expect high art. The fact
that this is the tenth movie in the Friday the 13th franchise, the most
knuckle-draggingly, ball-scratchingly cretinous 'horror' series of all
time AND it's set in space doesn't exactly suggest that this'll be an
all-time classic, but it's a good fun way to kill an hour and thirty
Okay, the plot is so thin even a slight breeze would make it
disintegrate and the horror element is practically non-existent but
then Jason movies abandoned that long ago in favour of just providing
dumb escapism with inventive and bloody death scenes, which this film
certainly provides. People are sliced in half, impaled on large spikes,
blown up, one poor woman even getting her head dunked in liquid
nitrogen and shattered on a desk, but the characters are so
one-dimensional and it's so cheesy you're more likely to laugh than
scream. And I defy you to watch the scene when Jason gets transformed
into 'Uber Jason' for the first time and not have a colossal grin
traverse your face. There's even a later scene which pokes fun at the
earlier movie's clichés with a hilarious "beating one camper to death
with the other" sequence.
This is not The Exorcist, it's not The Omen, it's even a very long way
away from the original Friday The 13th, but as director James Isaac has
said, "it's just fun." Get your mates round, pop open a beer, disengage
brain and you've got a very entertaining ninety minutes.