Friday the 13th: A New Beginning : Wasn't as bad as people make it out to be

Wasn't as bad as people make it out to be

Fans label this one of the worst installments in the franchise. I, however, disagree. This movie was the last "true" Friday the 13th. So what if Jason wasn't the killer? He wasn't the killer in the first one. The nudity in this movie is great, I thought the hillbilly characters were funny, and the film is just entertaining. The entire series wasn't meant to be taken serious anyways, so I appreciated the cheesiness in this one. The only gripe I have with this film is the kills. There wasn't anything special, the kills just lacked compared to the other installments. Anyway, this is one of my favorites of the franchise along with Jason Lives and Freddy vs Jason.

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So underrated!
The characters are great, there's plenty of hilarious and memorable lines and it still feels like an old school Friday the 13th atmosphere wise.
It even has a few catchy songs of all things. "Hey Baby", "A rat tat tat tat tooie", and "His Eyes (song Violet dances to)" are terrible but so memorable <3 https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/data.filmboards/images/emoticons/laugh.GIF" alt="laugh.gif">

Fun, fun Friday the 13th.

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I love this one! One of the best!

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I still consider this one to be the last true Friday the 13th sequel.

Fun Fact: Corey Feldman actually liked this movie and felt that if he were to ever reprise his role in this series, he'd want to pick up exactly where this one left off, which I think it a pretty cool idea.

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I still consider this one to be the last true Friday the 13th sequel.

Fun Fact: Corey Feldman actually liked this movie and felt that if he were to ever reprise his role in this series, he'd want to pick up exactly where this one left off, which I think it a pretty cool idea.



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"Fun Fact: Corey Feldman actually liked this movie and felt that if he were to ever reprise his role in this series, he'd want to pick up exactly where this one left off, which I think it a pretty cool idea."


Fun Fact: Corey Feldman will say and participate in ANY project to get him back into mainstream popularity.

Although this is one of my favorites of the original "Friday the 13th" films and very underrated.

'When there's no more room in Hollywood, remakes shall walk the Earth.'

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Fun Fact: Corey Feldman is a pathetic attention whore who still hasn't realized he isn't famous anymore.

The worst thing that ever happened to the movies was when some pretentious twit decided they should be art.

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I don't think it's bad at all. Not even close. I think it's the best of the sequels as a matter of fact. My opinion is that people hate it for the same reason they hate Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Jason didn't technically appear in the film except for dream sequences just like in H3 Michael didn't appear in the film except for a television broadcast of the first film. It is extremely underrated and I think the people that say it's the worst of the series are way off.

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No Jason and the kills are heavily censored.

No thanks

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Who cares if Jason isn't the killer https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/data.filmboards/images/emoticons/roll.GIF" alt="roll.gif">. He wasn't the killer in the original either. Also you don't even known he's not the killer till the last 5 minutes. How does it affect how entertaining the film is? It's just such a lame and outdated reason for disliking the film.

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This is one of my faves of the francise, I'm surprised that so many people dislike it.

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No Jason and noooooooo Jason. So *beep* what? Boohoo. The eariler part said it all, The Final Part (with alive Jason). Also kills are actually much more censored and even lame in part 6 and 7 if you mean in plot. If you mean that movies was cut by MPAA get better copy and stop winning. Newer copies like blurays are non cut but some old vhs or dvds maybe heavily cut. Its not movie's fault that old times there were censors who wanted kill violence in movies.

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I actually think it's the 4th best Friday movie.

1.The original
2.The third one
3.The second one
4.This one

It's truly underrated.


As he weeps to wicked birds of prey, Who pick up on his bread crumb sins
-Bob Dylan

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Well the MPAA did cut this one quite a bit. I heard they were upset and felt like they were lied to when The Final Chapter wasn't the last one. That's why the Final Chapter has more gore. The MPAA probably thought they'd go easy on it since they truly believed it was the last.
Then 5 came, and they forced them to make more cuts than ever to get back at them.

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Nope, this one plain sucks. I could care less that Roy is the killer. The characters are horrible. All of them are annoying and unlikeable. The hillbillies are really bad and I compare them to the annoying clown cops in Halloween 5.

There are just way too many people just set up for kills. It does nothing for me. The directing is damn pedestrian as well.

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COULDN'T care less.
Did you also dislike 6? Cause that had numerous randoms there to just be killed too. The paintballer scene is more like the cops from Halloween 5 than anything. The music, the everything.

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The paintball scene was just kill filler but at least it was more interesting than what we got in part 5.

I think that part six is one of the best directed in the series. It actually brought some atmosphere and suspense back into the series. Something that part 5 really lacked.

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Well Jason is in it at the beginning briefly. I like this one it is full of cheesy dark humor, gratuitous t and a and memorable characters. The only gripe is it was butchered by the MPAA to much. This was the last Friday film to have the eighties feel to it.

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This is an awesomely fun sequel. Boo-hoo, Jason wasn't the killer. So what? This is still one of the most well paced, sleazy, and straight up whacked out entries in the series. Sure, the killer reveal is kinda "Wuuuuh?" but it hardly matters because the film is just so much damn fun.

Here is a shocker. I like this much better than part 4. Part 4 has some great gore, ans yes Crispin Glover dancing is funny, but I find a lot of that film rather dull. It just kinda drags in a way the other sequels don't.

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SPOILER ALERT FOR PSYCHO II

This movie reminds me of Psycho II. The killer was not really Norman Bates, but the movie sets up Norman Bates to be crazy, so he can be the killer for Psycho III.

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I liked this one. I think it was cleverly done. I have no problem with Jason not being the killer, it made it less predictable. It is also more reminiscint of the first film with the plot being a grieving parent and not something supernatural.

It had some of the funniest characters in the series, the mother and son team, Reggie's brother and his girlfriend, the boy with the stutter and Vi.

Also, I thought the scene of Roy's son being killed was very chilling.

This movie is highly under-rated and unappreciated. It was MUCH better than parts 8, 9 and 10 and Jason was the killer in those. I'll take this one over those anyday.

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i agree this one wasn't nearly as bad as people say,, they need to grow the heck up and take Friday the 13th for what it was meant to be,, horror AND laughs.
are you going to bark all day little doggie,, or are you going to bite

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Fans label this one of the worst installments in the franchise. I, however, disagree. This movie was the last "true" Friday the 13th. So what if Jason wasn't the killer? He wasn't the killer in the first one. The nudity in this movie is great, I thought the hillbilly characters were funny, and the film is just entertaining. The entire series wasn't meant to be taken serious anyways, so I appreciated the cheesiness in this one. The only gripe I have with this film is the kills. There wasn't anything special, the kills just lacked compared to the other installments. Anyway, this is one of my favorites of the franchise along with Jason Lives and Freddy vs Jason.

Thank the almighty MPAA for toning down some of the kills: http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130606004846/fridaythe13th/images/1/18/Violet-friday-the-13th-5.jpg">http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130606004846/fridaythe13th/ima ges/1/18/Violet-friday-the-13th-5.jpg

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I'm cool with no Jason. And despite the letdown ending, A New Beginning is still my favorite simply cuz it's the most entertaining.


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I was surprised to find out people hated this one back when internet was just starting out.

I don't see the reasons that it turned out to not be Jason, or arguments over why someone would flip out and go nuts as Jason on everyone around his sons death is just a dumb idea. It works fine to me.

I also don't get why this movie gets voted the worst. It's a plausible plot. Yet, New Blood introduced Carrie White, and Jason Takes, sorry, eventually gets to Manhattan ends with New York City sewers flooding with toxic waste, something that happens every night there apparently. And don't get me started on the *beep* acting in Jason Goes To Hell… or where Jason speaks.

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I dont hate this one at all. I actually like it alot

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This is one of those movies that gets better with age! I see so many more posts defending the movie nowadays than I did back when I joined this site about 10 years ago. It just has a cult following now, and as a long time fan of this movie, it's great to see. Its absurdness is part of what I love about it.

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i agree,,,It's not my fav..part VI is…but VIII is a million times worse….this movie is at least "so bad it's funny",,,JTM was a convoluted mess…unfunny…too long…and it had a bigger budget so I am less inclined to forgive it.

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It's heavily underrated. I grew up watching this on VHS and I still love it to this day. I also didn't care about Jason not being the killer. The kills were awesome and it is very entertaining.

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Yeah I liked it way better then 4.

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Than 4, not then 4.

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I agree I love this movie

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To me, the bad thing about this film was that the killer (Roy) only made a totally unremarkable appearance of like two minutes at the beginning, and by the time he was revealed to be the killer I had almost forgotten there was such a character.

Also, unlike Jason, he didn't really have a good motive for killing over ten people, over half of which had no connection with his son's death and many were in fact saddened by it. I assume he was just deranged. Ironically, the guy that axed his son got away.

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This movie wasnt bad just ordinary. Don't downplay six and seven they still felt like Fridays to me. But this has alot of humor and can take you out of it briefly
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