Jason X

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +1

Content: -4

Although the series supposedly ended with the ninth installment, its hard to keep a money maker down. Number ten in the FRIDAY THE 13TH series find the machete-wielding killer, Jason Voorhees (Kane Hodder), chained in a special laboratory and ready for cryogenic freezing. After some prerequisite killing, Jason gets frozen along with scientist Rowan (Lexa Doig). A little over 4 centuries later, after Earth has become an uninhabitable swamp of pollution, a student field trip from Earth 2 stumbles upon the frozen specimens. Advances in medical reconstruction thaw out Rowan, but Jason is considered dead. Guess again. Although he takes on the military crew of the spaceship, it looks like the hockey mask meets his match in the female android K-M 14 (Lisa Ryder). But a short circuit in the medical reconstruction unit takes over and rebuilds a bigger, badder Jason. This slasher franchise has reached the point of self-parody and even fans may be ready for the date to change.

Typical of the horror film sub-category, JASON X is filled with multiple scenes of gruesome destruction. Bodies are graphically stabbed, beheaded, impaled and grossly dissected. As an unstoppable killing machine, Jason shrugs off multiple shootings until limbs are blown off by Kams futuristic shotgun. The medical restoration unit is referred to as ants and flows over injured bodies like silver, reattaching severed parts or building new ones. Causal sex appears to be accepted and normal as two students in particular cant keep their hands off each other, as well as being seen in the midst of an affair. Gratuitous nudity is provided by a holographic recreation of Jasons traditional lake-side dwelling, complete with mindless, nubile campers. The android K-M also experiments with improving the anatomical aspects of her chest. One student seeks to improve her grade by propositioning the professor with some unconventional coupling. In between moments of mayhem and lust, the dialogue manages to squeeze in numerous obscenities. JASON X should be crossed off the viewing list.

Preview Reviewer: Paul Bicking
New Line Cinema, 888 7th Ave., 20th Fl., New York, NY 10106

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (30) times Mild 20, moderate 10

Obscene Language: Many (26) times F-word 4, s-word 18, other 4

Profanity: Several (9) times Regular 3 (GD, J 2); exclamatory 6 (OMG 3, MG, OG 2)

Violence: Many times - Moderate and severe (Needle stuck in eye, graphic impalings, shootings, bodies frozen, bodies thrown, chain wrapped around neck, graphic stabbings, arm sliced off, eyeball pulled out/ skin sliced open during autopsy, multiple shootings, woamn's face frozen then broken, beheadings, back/ necks broken, body cut in half, blood splatters, explosions, severed heads, electro-shock, body limbs/ head shot off, body 'strained' through grid, implied bodies in bags beat against tree, body burning in fall to earth from space)

Sex: Few times - Implied and graphic (unmarried couple undressing, image of unconventional sex between professor and student)

Nudity: Few times (robot wants anatomical breasts, bare breasted girls in hologram to confuse killer); Near Nudity - Several times (women in underwear, skimpy clothing)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Several times (reference to size of manhood, student propositions professor, boy and girl go to bedroom, teen boy kisses female robot

Drugs: None


Running Time: 89 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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