Teens are caught in the middle of a battle between the razor-clawed Freddy (Robert Englund) and the masked killer Jason (Ken Kirzinger).
" Too much chatting, not enough chills. "
" The website is more entertaining than the movie. "
" Though a stickler might ask what's at stake in a fight to the death between two guys who are already dead, the hard-core fans aren't likely to be disappointed. "
" Only masochists need contemplate laying down good money on this atrocity. "
" Director Ronny Yu loses energy when it shifts to the dumb teen protagonists, and the script faithfully wallows in cliches so ridiculous they border on Scary Movie territory. "
" Nicely balancing mayhem and mirth, Yu keeps his film kicking. The action is lovingly lurid, and the laughs keep coming. "
" The expression 'bloody bore' takes on a new, deeper meaning with Freddy Vs. Jason. "
" Considering what the filmmakers had to work with, and the fact that it has all been done before, Freddy Vs. Jason isn't bad. "
" Deeply, proudly unimaginative. "
" Anyone weaned on these movies -- which is to say, pretty much anyone who grew up during the 1980s and 1990s -- will get a kick out of seeing how those two universes, with all their respective tropes and rules, have been melded. "
" This corpse defies reanimation. "
" Unlike, say, the Scream movies, which playfully tweaked the conventions of the slasher sub-genre, the new film tends to serve them up '80s-style -- straight and bloody. "
" Despite oblique references to Psycho and Children of the Corn, Freddy vs. Jason lacks the knowing wit needed to keep it afloat in an age when even the horror spoofs have been spoofed. "
" It's bloody, it's loud, it's gratuitous, and it's ridiculous. Sweet. "
" Devoid of any horror resonance, the movie treats death the way porn movies treat sex, as a subject to be exploited. "
" New Line's smartest move was letting Ronny Yu direct. "
" Who wins? Without telling, I can say it's almost irrelevant. Buy a ticket and you lose. "
" It's pretty obvious where director Ronnie Yu's sympathies lie. Still, he can't find a satisfactory resolution to that old teaser about an implacable force vs the immovable object: how to kill off your cash cow and milk her too. "
" Will satisfy the hordes who've awaited this heavyweight matchup for a decade. "
" A script was wanting for years, and still is. "
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