Monday, March 13, 2006

Friday the 13th Part III (1982)

Third time's a harm!

Genre: Slasher Horror Serial

Starring: Paul Kratka, Dana Kimmell

Directed By: Steve Miner (House; Lake Placid)

Overview: When a group of kids go up to the cabin at Crystal Lake for a weekend getaway, they find that they may not be able to... get away!

Acting: The potential for good acting is there, it really is. Then whatserface goes into her ridiculous overzealous hammy monologue and those disgusting two-dimensional 80s gang-kid stereotypes... Absolutely atrocious. If the point is making you want to watch these people die, then good job. Direct harder next time, Jesus.
Rating: 4

Cinematography: The barn, the lake, the nakedness, it's all a little better. The gore is great, the action is typical. You know what, I was satisfied, and the camerawork looks more professional every time.
Rating: 7

Script: "You build this barrier between us. I want to break through!"

Oh yeah, this is the guy talking to his girlfriend about their relationship troubles. I've said that in the early talkies it's like they spoke for no reason, besides the fact that they just could. Well this movie is filled with people, alone, talking to themselves about really asinine stuff, like "Spit, Ouch this coffee's hot!" or "I think I'll make me a sandwich now."

Rating: 2

Plot: Some of the worst garbage I've ever seen. The punks act all tough then get mad. You KNOW they gotta get even, man! The prankster moron weeps at his lot in life, then calls the girl that's way out of his league a bitch for knowing she can do better. It was borderline offensive. There was more plot than any of the other ones that came before, but it was so badly done that they should have just left out any attempt at characterization.
Rating: 3

Mood: The mood of this one is all about momentum. Can a movie be good enough that we can make another sequel while still making it cheap and stupid enough to make fun of ourselves while still being gory? Yeah, but barely. The only reason this made it is because of reputation. God, those stupid outfits, and no not because it was the 80s.
Rating: 6

They're so peacful when they're sleeping aren't they? What dears!

Overall Rating: 44% (Terrible Cast, So you'll Love Watching Them Get It In The Neck)

Aftertaste: It's movies like these that end a serial. I guess things were different in the 80s, since so many more were made. It's almost like film was having a rebirth, and one was allowed to use cheesy cliches and unoriginal characters. I mean look at "The A-Team" and "MacGuyver": believability right out the window. All that to say, No WAY would anyone today let this fly and make more sequels. Ah, the 80s.

The characters of this movie made 2 attempts at finally pacifying or killing the assailant.