Jason X

Jason X

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Director: James Isaac, Kane Hodder, Lexa Doig, Lisa Ryder

Cast: James Isaac, Kane Hodder, Lexa Doig, Lisa Ryder

     
 

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Popular bogeymen Jason Voorhees terrorizes a group of nubile astronauts five centuries into the future in this sci-fi update of the Friday the 13th franchise. Early in the 21st century, Jason (actor/stunt man Kane Hoddar, filling the role for a fourth time) is experimented upon by army technocrats who hope to turn his supernatural invulnerability into a

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Popular bogeymen Jason Voorhees terrorizes a group of nubile astronauts five centuries into the future in this sci-fi update of the Friday the 13th franchise. Early in the 21st century, Jason (actor/stunt man Kane Hoddar, filling the role for a fourth time) is experimented upon by army technocrats who hope to turn his supernatural invulnerability into a military application. Most of them meet a swift and bloody end -- except Rowan (Lexa Doig), a beautiful functionary, who traps the killer in a cryogenic stasis chamber. Unfortunately, she takes a machete blow in the process, gets frozen herself, and wakes up on a spaceship in the year 2455. The earth has long since been rendered uninhabitable, but the survivors include a group of archaeological students headed by Professor Lowe (Jonathan Potts), who hopes to make a quick buck by selling the corpse of the historical serial killer. The kids re-animate Rowan with the help of nanotechnology. Little do they know that a mere thaw job is enough to resuscitate Jason and reawaken his bloodthirst. Soon, the comely students and their space-marine protectors are being dispatched one by one. Help arrives in the form of a holographic chamber and an android named Kay-Em 14 (Lisa Ryder). Soon, though, Jason himself gets an upgrade -- just as the spaceship is getting ready to self-destruct. The tenth installment in the long-running horror series, Jason X was the first new entry to appear in almost a decade. In fact, the previous film, 1993's Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, was one of two installments whose titles erroneously contained the word "final."

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
Like any business, a B-grade horror franchise needs occasional investment in its infrastructure in order to stem the tide of ever-lessening returns. And so, following the success of Halloween: H20, the Friday the 13th series gets its own renovation. With a splashy-enough concept and ad campaign to lure big audiences the week before Spider-Man took summer 2002 by storm, Jason X is certainly a far cry better than most of the pitiable late-'80s installments in the series. But in its willingness to poke fun at both itself and the other movies from which it cribs, the flick isn't a whole lot different from 1993's Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday. The best sequences are therefore the jokiest, and also, coincidentally, the most indebted to Star Trek. In the first, a female Mr. Spock/Data hybrid suddenly sprouts bondage gear and Charlie's Angels attitude. In the second, Jason, trapped on an imitation Holodeck, gets to party like it's 1980 at the expense of retro-bimbo phantasms. Elsewhere, it's all bland teen sex-comedy rejects in sub-Lost in Space costumes getting sliced and diced with ruthless efficiency. Despite the presence of a character named Dallas, the film never achieves a single moment of actual Alien-style terror. As for enjoyable gore, there are some inventive assassinations, such as the use of liquid nitrogen to render a human head into a blood Popsicle. Aside from the intentional laughs, there are some accidental ones, including an android beheading too cheap to make use of even a single digital FX shot to make it look convincing. It's as if, having blown their entire budget on post-Seven opening credits and Resident Evil character concepts, the producers had to scrimp when it came to the actual movie. Still, a thoroughly slick Friday the 13th just wouldn't gel with the rest of the series; it's enough to know that someone somewhere was willing to put enough time and money into a Jason flick to infuse it with even a modicum of cool.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/03/2004
UPC:
0794043632631
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
R
Source:
New Line Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kane Hodder Jason
Lexa Doig Rowan
Lisa Ryder KAY-EM 14
Chuck Campbell Tsunaron
Jonathan Potts Professor Lowe
Peter Mensah Sgt. Brodski
Melyssa Ade Janessa
Melodie Johnson Kinsa
Derwin Jordan Waylander
Kristi Angus Adrienne
Yani Gellman Stoney
Dov Tiefenbach Azrael
David Cronenberg Dr. Wimmer

Technical Credits
James Isaac Director,Producer
Maxyne Baker Costumes/Costume Designer
Jason Board Special Effects Supervisor
Robin D. Cook Casting
Noel John Cunningham Producer
Sean S. Cunningham Executive Producer
John Dondertman Production Designer
Julie Rae Engelsman Costumes/Costume Designer
Todd Farmer Screenwriter
Walter Gasparovic Asst. Director
Tony Guerin Camera Operator
Bob Hall Special Effects Supervisor
David Handman Editor
Elis Lam Set Decoration/Design
Harry Manfredini Score Composer
Kim Miscia Casting
James Oswald Art Director
Natalie Pope Costumes/Costume Designer,Editor
Marilyn Stonehouse Associate Producer,Production Manager
Jamie Taylor Stunts
Derrick Underschultz Cinematographer
Jennifer Vey Stunts
Whitney Brooke Wheeler Editor

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Jason X 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this movie wasn't scary at all,it was more of a comedy than a horror movie but I liked it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First of all anybody who wants a serious horror film and wants to be scared out of their mind stay clear of this one. Now if you just want to have 90 minutes of mindless fun then rent or buy Jason X. Deaths are awsome and it is funny. The thing that makes this movie great is that the film makers new this was another stupid Friday the 13th movie. One last thing if you gave this movie a bad review then you were expecting Oscar material. Belive me you won't find that on a Friday the 13th movie. Jason RULES!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an awesome slasher film featruing the return of Jason Vorhees, the insane murderer who cant seem to be killed. Although the space setting is kinda goofy, this movie really works and does not take itself seriously, neither should the viewer. The death scenes are terrific and this movie actually manages to get a few genuine laughs out of you with some homage to previous friday films. A must for people lookin for a fun slasher flick!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As others have pointed out, this isn't a horror movie. It's an action comedy, with a futuristic setting. For Jason fans it's quite enjoyable. At some point, after his battle with Freddy, the FBI had captured Jason. After several failed attempts at executing him, they'd finally decided to contain him in a cryo unit. Unfortunately some pencil pushers didn't agree with that plan. They saw a creature that couldn't die, as research worth a fortune. Their attempt at moving Jason set him free. The facility's director, Rowan,lured Jason to the cryo unit. The unit was in a tiny room, and had it's own power supply. Once locked inside Jason breached the the unit's seal. The cryo fluid leaked out, turning the entire room into a freeze chamber. Putting both Jason and Rowan into stasis. They'd sleep for about 450 years. During those centuries the human race would be busy. They achieve space flight, and find an Earth like planet - that they name Earth 2. They also pollute the original Earth, to the point where it couldn't sustain human life. So they'd abandon it, and relocate to Earth 2. They'd also created nanotechnology, cable of repairing injuries at the cellular level. Jason and Rowan's story resumed, when they were discovered by archeology students, and taken aboard their space ship. Their nanotechnology easily resuscitated Rowan. They believed Jason was dead beyond reviving. Unfortunately their sensors couldn't tell the difference between dead and undead. Once Jason thawed out he proceeded to slaughter anyone he found on the ship. When most of the crew was dead, Rowan had to take charge of the survivors. Their only hope was to abandon ship. When that failed they were forced to wait for rescue. They came close to stopping Jason, by modifying an android. The Kay-Em unit wan't designed for combat, but she had inhuman reflexes and strength. Once uploaded with battle skills and armed, she became a formidable weapon. She used fully automatic weapons as surgical tools - amputating Jason's left leg and right arm. Then used high caliber weapons to blow apart part of Jason's chest and his head. It's unclear if Jason could have pulled himself together, he didn't need to. What nobody had considered was that Jason had collapsed onto a medical table, and the computers had been shot up. The malfunctioning nanobots proceeded to repair Jason. With insufficient tissue available, they fashioned cybernetic replacement parts from a bullet proof allow. Prosthetics replaced his missing limbs and reinforced his chest. The nanobots pieced his head back together, and garbed his remaining organic tissue in a bullet proof black bodysuit. They also extrapolated his hockey mask's shape, and forged a close approximation out of the same allow as his prosthetics. They even polished his machete. Jason's crude mind couldn't have comprehended what had happened to him, and didn't need to. All Jason needed to know was "He was more powerful than ever, and there were people to Kill". He slaughters several more, and has an dramatic battle with the ships finest soldier. At the end Rowan, Kay-Em, and her creator are rescued. The ship explodes and Jason falls out of orbit. He lands in a lake on Earth 2.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not a 'die hard' fan of any film. I think people like that are weird. Anyone who worships a film series is just not right. But I have seen every 'Friday' film. I think some are good, and some are awful. The good ones would have to be part 1, 4, 6, 7, and that's about it. I am counting 'Freddy vs. Jason' in this, just so you know. The most awful are 3, 5, 9, and 10. The fifth takes the grand przie though. That film was one of the most pointless films...it just makes me bad to talk about it. But when 'Jason X' came along, I was sort of excited. I hadn't been old enough to know anything about 'Jason Goes To Hell', so when 'X' was released, I wanted to see it. I didn't get to make it to the theater though. No where around where I live was it showing. Smart people. The theaters around me knew not to waste their time. But when it was released on DVD, I bought it. And I watched it. And I hated it. The worst thing in the film is the acting. No one can act...period. Everyone was trying to be funny or sexy, and they just looked like a few retarded Star Trek chracters. The next worst thing was the score. The music should have been in the comedy 'Scary Movie', not a movie that is trying to be scary. The score was so 70s. I hated almost everything about this movie. The only reason ANYONE should EVER buy the DVD is to watch the feature 'The Many Lives of Jason'. It is really informative and talks about every film. Otherwise, don't waste your time even thinking about this film. To me, it doesn't exisit in this series. The seires sucked at some points, and this, my friends, was it's lowest point.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was so excited to see the my first Jason Voorhees movie in the theaters (since I was born). When I saw it I was getting more and more bored by the second. The plot was ok. BUT WHEN YOU TRY TO FOOL JASON WITH A HOLOGRAM THAT'S WHEN YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR. If you want to buy it fine but you will be wasting your MONEY$$$$!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't really know what to expect when going to see this movie. After seeing it I was disappointed, but there were a few things that made the movie good. These things are: violence, the sleeping bag scene, and the beginning. It starts out very good, but gets worse as it goes on. I thought this movie was pretty funny, but that didn't make it good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jason X is the typicall slasher flick with lots of gore and really bad actors and actresses. The film makes fun of itself with stupid jokes that people get tired of. The film doesn't explain how Jason Voorhes came back into the picture after ''Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday.'' As usual, the only good actor in the film is the one who doesn't speak--the man who played Jason Voorhes. The film isn't scarey at all. It's so predictable that you can tell who will die and who will live when you meet all the characters. Jason X is the best film in the Jason Voorhes series. But sadly, that means that the other films before it were just plain horrible. It went from an insane murderer to a demon who won't die even though its happened many times. It's another slasher film that didn't have to be made. The way the characters die is so dumb and so incredibly gory. A girl's face is frozen and chattered on a table. A guy is pushed into a giant screw and rows down it. The gore is needless as the film is. As advice, don't even rent it. You'll waste money you didn't have to when you spend money on a movie that actually is remotely good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This one had me rolling! At this point we all know that Jason will 'live on' and that's the whole idea of the film. The critics who write about pointless gore and grotesque situations don't really understand the genre of this picture. I watched it three times over one weekend and found more and more ''favorite scenes''. The fact that one can actually ''jump to a kill'' on the DVD version is hilarious. I came back to buy it!! RENT OR BUY THIS IF YOUR A REAL FAN OF JASON.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm reading all these people talkin' trash about Jason X being really bad, and sucking and all that, and even one that said that it was nothing but the same boring Friday the 13th story but in space. Duh! I really liked this movie. I thought it was going to suck bad, but ten minutes into the movie, with Jason killing all those government spooks in a military facility, I was again rooting for my favorite slasher. The deaths are great, with lots of gore (the frozen smashed head was great, although a little bit unreal because how did Jason knew that the liquid was going to freeze that girl's face...). There's even a hillarious scene with Jason beating a ''woman'' to death with another ''woman''. That's great. Only complaint I have? Jason had ears and hair. People also are saying that this movie does not tie with Friday the 13th continuity. Damn, people, do like I do. Watch the movie as a ''What if...'' kind of movie. ''What if Jason went to space?''
Guest More than 1 year ago
What is it with slasher style horrors that makes people do so many sequels. After endless sequels to other films like Halloween, A Nightmare On Elm Street and Hellraiser, the writers scrape the bottom of the barrel with this film. Jason is frozen, re-animated, and kills everyone except for the hero/heroine, basically that sums up the story. Look out for a sequel ''Friday 13th XI - Jason's Revenge'' Where Jason in a peak of rage at shoddy storylines kills the screen writers of this film and retires to Camp Crystal Lake to go fishing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This one was interesting and at least I thought well in the future seemed like they have finally found a solution but alas didn't work out exactly but still he got an upgrade and looks powerful than ever with a new look plus it was a little entertaining though.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie really disappointed me for many reason because who would think of putting Jason in space,the storyline was dumb, and it didn't scary me.