Sunday, March 6, 2011
G's Siskel and Ebert Classic Review: Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) & Friday the 13th IV: The Final Chapter (1984)
G's Take: ELM STREET 3 - *** - It's the best sequel in the franchise and features a hot nurse shooting tongues like bullets...so what's there to not like? This film is very creative and like the other sequels (excluding NEW NIGHTMARE) never takes itself too seriously. Thumbs up!
G's Take: F13thPTIV - ** 1/2 - Complaining about the violence in a horror film for me is a hallow argument. Those that do often don't mind seeing Action Star X kill X number of people in Anytown, USA. Some people like to dip their fries in ranch and some like ketchup. Me, I dig'em both.
The Friday the 13th series lacks the humor of the Nightmare films but the filmmakers seem to know Jason is never taken seriously by the audience. And despite Sir Ebert's assertion, I have yet to meet a single individual who's life purpose and aspirations were altered because Jason stuck a stick through a character in a film. Now, I am more of a Freddy guy than a Jason guy but these films work well for me. Thumbs up!
See you on forty deuce,