Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

1989

Action / Adventure / Horror / Thriller

89
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 9%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 27%
IMDb Rating 4.6 10 27003

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Cast

Kelly Hu as Eva Watanabe
Kane Hodder as Jason Voorhees
Martin Cummins as Wayne Webber
Ken Kirzinger as New York Cook
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757.18 MB
1280*720
English
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23.976 fps
1hr 40 min
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1.44 GB
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English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 40 min
P/S 3 / 11

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 4 / 10

'Friday the 13th' hits the Big Apple

'Friday the 13th' may have been panned by critics when first released but since then it is one of the most famous and influential horror films, the franchise containing one of horror's most iconic villains. The film is popular enough to become a franchise and spawn several sequels of varying quality and generally inferior to the one that started it all off.

'Jason Takes Manhattan', the seventh sequel and the eight film in the series, is one of the lowest rated 'Friday the 13th' films on IMDb. Apart from a couple of interest points, personally have to agree with those who consider 'Jason Takes Manhattan' one of the series' weakest (whether it's the very worst is debatable). It's not terrible and not quite as bad as some have said, but it is lacking in a lot of areas.

There are merits here. When it comes to the photography, 'Jason Takes Manhattan' is a strong contender for the best shot 'Friday the 13th' film, very stylish and crisp with a lot of atmosphere.

Regarding the music, the music has always been one of the best things consistently, that is the case here, once again being hauntingly eerie and quite catchy even.

Kane Hodder returns as Jason and does a valiant job, and very nearly is as spine chilling as he was in the previous film (the make-up lets him down though but the performance itself is spot on). A couple of the deaths are memorable.

It was also nice to have a change in location, the most interesting thing of 'Jason Takes Manhattan' and what makes it stand out among the rest in this regard.

However, 'Jason Takes Manhattan' has a lot of severe drawbacks. And no, the misleading misnomer of the film's title, considering there is too little of Manhattan and it takes too long to get there, is actually the least of its problems. Of the acting the only good performance comes from Hodder, everybody else is either irritating or with the range of a broomstick, meaning the film is one of the series' worst acted.

The dialogue also makes the film one of the series' worst-written, not just crude, tonally muddled and simplistic but sense is pretty much neglected. The stereotypical characters are the most bland and annoying ones of the series, with the most illogical and stupidest decision making. Am aware that these assets have rarely been strengths in the 'Friday the 13th' films, but not to this extent in comparison to the previous films.

Storytelling is also not great to put it mildly. It takes silliness and senselessness to extreme breaking point, the concept poses a lot of confusion and errors in continuity and too much of the film is too ridiculous to even be entertained by it let alone take seriously. The climax is one of the series' most confusing (incoherent even), head-scratching and laziest. One also feels every minute of the rather too long length, due to the story being a stale rehash pretty much that feels tired.

Make-up and effects are subpar, Jason looks both cheap and goofy, none of the unsettling gruesomeness of 'The New Blood'. Like that film, The humour is more goofy and annoying than tongue-in-cheek and witty (a big problem considering the over-reliance on it, some of the humour felt unintentional too), there is a real shortage of suspense, far too tame scares and the creativity and creepiness of the death scenes are wildly variable and even the best of them are nowhere near close to being on par with the series' most memorable.

Overall, not terrible but rather lacklustre. 4/10 Bethany Cox

Reviewed by hernanmeren 1 / 10

Wtf did i just saw?

I don't know where to start. This is definitely the worst movie of the complete franchise. I will start with the tittle: "Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason takes Manhattan". It rather be called: "Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason takes a ship and in the last minutes takes a part of L.A that seems to be New York", because he doesn't go to "Manhattan" until the last minutes of the movie (the film wasn't shot there, it was shot on L.A). Apart from that, it could had been a good movie, but it also fails on that thing. The acting was horrible, especially in the first part of the movie (when Jason revives). The movie itself doesn't make any kind of sense: at the end Jason transforms into a kid again, "Crystal Lake" has a sea that connects with NY (it is a f***ing lake), there are toxins below the city, etc. The characters are the worst, they don't make any sense, they all die in random ways and make bad choices (like crashing a car against a wall).

Summary:F*ck this movie and everything that makes it one.

Reviewed by Platypuschow 5 / 10

Friday the 13th Part VIII Jason Takes Manhattan: Not the blotch I'd heard but still pretty meh

I'd been told from multiple sources that Jason Takes Manhattan is a weak link in Jasons legacy. Though hardly impressive I'd say its no worse than many of the others.

Finally taking Jason away from the camps we see the majority of the movie take place on a ship with it's perhaps last third in the bustling city of New York.

Same cut away deaths, same lack of storyline, but same Friday 13th charm. Also Kane Hodder is Jason so that's an immediate win right there.

I do have to ask, what is it with Friday 13th and inconsistencies and poor endings? This one is no different and I feel like I could rant about it for an hour but will resist the urge.

Jason Takes Manhattan is a worthy addition to the franchise even if the events that transpired in the finale are not explained in part 9.

The Good:

Kelly Hu

Kane Hodder

Refreshing new setting

The Bad:

Why'd they have to kill off such a great character so early?

Ridiculous ending

Weak deaths

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

For a big guy Jason isn't half stealthy

It makes perfect sense to punch someone in the face who is wearing a hockey mask

New Yorks sewers are flooded with toxic waste every midnight

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