I appreciate that they just made a by the numbers Friday movie instead of trying to get too cute with it or cynically remaking it - I guess that's kinda the beauty of Friday the 13th, you don't have the iconic moments that Nightmare or Halloween have, so it's easier to make something new. Definitely has it's share of fun and hilarious moments that make it a good entry in the series. I just hope the rights issues can clear up so we can get more Jason soon.
There aren't very many movies that scare me - but this is one of them. I don't think I'm usually too claustrophobic, but fuck ever going into a cave. The use of lighting to accentuate just how trapped they are is spot on. Never once do I feel like the characters are acting in a way that isn't totally believable and professional, and when they start to break down you feel their stress and panic.
The first time I watched…
I love how the pro-war hero of our story is appalled that the aliens would try to colonize our planet - Vietnam was going on dude, get off your high horse. Also, what's with the hate for the "frog-men?" They were just trying to do their jobs, and they seem like a valuable asset for any submarine.
Great model work, really fun alien monster, good special effects and sets. I had a lot of fun with this one.