Freddy Vs. Jason

 
Scary, gory, nightmare-inducing slasher.
  • Review Date: January 12, 2004
  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Horror
  • Release Year: 2003
  • Running Time: 92 minutes

What parents need to know

Violence

Exceptionally intense and graphic violence, many murders. Intense peril.

Sex

Lots of nudity and some sexual references and situations.

Language

Extremely strong language and a racist remark.

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Drinking and drug use.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie contains lots of nudity and some sex, lots of foul language, and characters who drink and do drugs. There is also an ambiguous date rape and a brief racial slur towards the only black character in the entire movie. People are gutted, stabbed, impaled, torn apart, sliced open, burned, crushed, and killed in just about any way that produces lots of gushing blood. But if it's any consolation to parents, all the kids who engage in stupid behavior pay for it pretty heavily.

What's the story?

FREDDY VS. JASON brings together the maniacal killers of the popular slasher film series Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th. Now in hell, Freddy tricks Jason into another Elm Street killing spree. But Jason is furious when he realizes he's been part of Freddy's game, and the movie culminates in the ultimate bloody battle between the two insane killers. Freddy vs. Jason costars Jason Ritter, Kelly Rowland, and Monica Keena.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

This guest review was provided by the son of the Movie Mom, a 19-year-old fan of slasher movies who wanted me to give the movie an A-. Here's what he had to say: The newest addition to the series' will meet or surpass the expectations of the fans, while the critics will know to avoid it. The plot is ridiculous, and even if it made any sense it would be too pointless and too complicated to put down into a review. It's just an excuse to have two of the scariest guys in movie history fight each other with much carnage.

Outside of the title characters, the cast is uninteresting, even interchangeable; they're only there to get killed anyway. Save for the classically trained Robert Englund, who reprises his role as the diabolical Freddy Krueger, there are no memorable performances, just busty, pouty-lipped girls in revealing clothing and stereotyped, drunk high school guys who scream and run and get gutted like fish. The highlights are definitely Freddy and Jason. Indeed, Freddy Vs. Jason" delivers its promise of the ultimate battle between the two slasher characters.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the enduring appeal of slasher films, particularly the consistent theme that teens who have sex or use drugs get horribly killed. What message does that send?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:August 14, 2003
DVD release date:January 12, 2004
Cast:James Callahan, Kelly Rowland, Robert Englund
Director:Ronny Yu
Studio:New Line
Genre:Horror
Run time:92 minutes
MPAA rating:R
MPAA explanation:pervasive horror violence/gore, gruesome images, sexuality, drug use and language

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Teen, 15 years old Written byOGORMAN November 9, 2010
age 13+
 

For only EXTREMELY mature people only.

This is one seriously gory movie. Only very mature people who won't wake up screaming in the middle of the night from nightmares should watch this. You have to trust me on this one, the first time I watched this it was Halloween night, pitch black, and I was only 9 years old. I had nightmares for weeks afterwards, and my parents to this day still don't know that I have watched this movie. Comments? Questions? Concerns? Email me: ogormanscommonsense at yahoo. :)
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written bySanjay407 November 25, 2011
age 18+
 

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Rated R: Graphic Violence, Sex, Language and Drug Use
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Parent of a 12 year old Written byGoodSSJ April 24, 2011
age 17+
 
Violence This Movie Is Really Good And Since This Is Rated R,My Kids Can't Watch It.They Could Watch It When Their 17 Years Old
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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