Friday the 13th - Review: Friday the 13th Part III
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Friday the 13th Part III (1982) was the second sequel in as many years for the then burgeoning franchise and is the moment an iconic character truly came of age, this was despite the fact that this was meant to be the true end of Jason Voorhees. A brief recap/redo of Part 2 at the start of the film, tells you that Jason, is still alive despite the best efforts of all involved.
Jason spends a fair bit of the film hiding. In fact I don’t think he starts the bloodbath until well over an hour into the film however when it starts it very quickly escalates! Somewhere along the line (and remember I am eschewing logic) Jason gained super human strength and a robust disposition when it comes to pain and uses both to deadly effect. A lot of the kills are pretty brutal, certainly Part III upped the ante from the previous two films with electrocution, stabbing, harpooning and possibly best (or worst) of all – a skull crushing. A majority of the kills where purely designed for the 3D element - the film being shown in 3D theatrically – which whilst it’s a total gimmick and works with the 3D, when watching it as a regular film, it gives it a weird point of view with a lot of objects pointing straight at the camera in such a way that you can’t help but notice it was made to be seen in 3D.
Despite Part III being an illogical, timeline and continuity screwing mess, it is still very entertaining for what it is – a mindless slasher.
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