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Posted October 1, 2010
Why ''A New Beginning'' Its Just That!
Alot of 'FRIDAY THE 13TH' Fans may disagree, but ''PART 5: A NEW BEGINNING(aka. Not 'The Next Chapter!')Is one of my all time favorite 'Psychological Suspense-Thriller Films of my time. Please allow me a few minutes of your time to show/explain to the audience why. First of let me give credit where Credit is merited: to the Makers= Producers,Writers & Director of ''A NEW BEGINING.'' Were it not for them Who knows if this series might've ended or headed in a diff' direction ...uhhm!!'anybody watched the most recent 'Hellraiser'or 'Children of the Corn'' endless 'lame-sequels.'My devotion & admiration for the ''FRIDAY-phenomenom''arose/came in 1985 with my first viewing (on-Video)of 'Friday-Part 4: The Final Chapter.' At the time I was only 10 years-old(I'm 27 now!)and althought it would take me a few more years to understand (totally)''the rules'' on how convincibly some,not all, horror/scary/scream films really work... needless to say I-like many- was scared to go in the woods--for few years afterwards. Being 10 or 11 I was scared, but also amazed,and grossed out but in a cool way because most of my friends in school had also wached it in theaters or rented it without their parents consent. ~What amazed me the most was 'THE FINAL CHAPTER's' 'cliff-hanger ending.' ~Perhaps some fans may be able to relate to this, on why this ending is so symbolic & important to my early teens, and later development into a young-adult. Watching/seeing/observing a young-Tommy Jarvis(Corey Feldman) slashing-responding-defending himself & his sister from a crazed maniac; by temporarily-& supposedly-disposing of a local psychological killer on the prowl. This traumatic point and episode in 'young/adult Tommy's' fictional-life(or anyone of us)is chronicled in 'FRIDAY-Part 4 & 5,6.' Can't/Couldn't anyone imagine-or see what their lives or destinys may have thru the eyes of a young-child/teen/adult 11,18,26. How their mind may and may not ever be the same after an intense episode(s) of RAGE. ~If only few-fans could put aside 'The Fact' & Mistake that the Producers of the 1980's Friday Films may have, originally groomed/intended/created a young-Tommy(Corey Feldman) to pick up the mantle of Jason Voorhees; sporting an all-new hockey mask, compared to the earlier films. The Producers may have failed with this original-intended plot. But only metaphorical speaking. Because from a intake Box-Office point of view,for this and future films(Exc: Part 8,9) they succeded. So much that the name spun-off a ''T.V.Series, with no reatlion to the mask, Tommy nor Jason. ~My intended puporse for this not so quick or short note is simply to share a similar-althought not this traumatic nor brutal- life experience, and simply trying to show or prove the point that not all traumatic experiences lead or are destined for damnation or a tragic doom. Not all 'Exorcisms(1973)-of sorts- lead/end with the (failed/repentent)Priest jumping out a window to his doom/damnation-suicide. There are few stories with happy endings. Some more real than others. ~ On a last 'FRIDAY-note,'compare the ending of 'A NEW BEGINNING(5)' with a shot/picture of young-Tommy picking up the'New-Hockey mask (Roy's-mask not Jason's);staring at it; resembling/kinda like a Hamlet/Othello play-where there's this character who picks up a skull-Tommy looks into the masks(his) eyes. Waiting for sign. Waiting for an answer. Waiting for a RESOLUTION to his hallucinations,troubles,& uncontrollable explosive fits/episodes of RAGE & MADNESS. ~ Tommy keeps on staring at the mask, and the mask's staring back at hyim. ~ Tommy looks on as if waiting for Jason to take him under his mantle. ~ Tommy's waiting for Jason, or Jason's waiting for Tommy to take over his unfinished work back at the lake. ~ To put on the mask,grab the big-kitchen knife-which appears unexplainably out of nowhere-and carry the ''FRIDAY'' franchise to greener pastures. ~ Then watch the opening for'FRIDAY 6.'Not only does the sWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.