Friday the 13th Part 2 Review

The opening scene of Friday Part 2 has the main girl from the original movie being killed off. Now, it’s a pretty sweet kill. She goes to get something from her fridge, finds Mrs. Voorhees’ severed rotting head next to the milk, and just has time to scream before being stabbed through the temple with an icepick. But considering how major of a character Jason becomes in later sequels, it seems like a missed opportunity that the person who killed his mother dies so early on, and so quickly. Anyway, the rest of the movie plays out almost exactly like the original. It even has the same creepy guy on a bike warning the kids in the town. This time, however, it’s a much larger group of kids, and the camp they’re fixing up is across the lake from Camp Blood. The biggest difference, really, is that the killer is Jason instead of his mother, but that only really becomes apparent in the last half hour or so. Despite having a much bigger role this time, he still doesn’t wear the iconic hockey mask at all in this movie. Instead he rocks a burlap sac with an eye hole ripped into it. The look is a little bit scarier, but I guess it wasn’t nearly original or memorable enough. This movie is still cheesy and retro as all hell, but this time there’s more blood, a bigger body count, more creative kills, and a lot more nudity. It doesn’t really do anything new, but if you liked the first one, this is kind of like an improved version of it. The highlight this time around: Mrs. Voorhees severed rotting head hanging around throughout the whole movie.

Overall Rating: Jason/10

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