Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

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6.3/10.The second Friday, behind A New Beginning, that gets no love.I felt the idea was well founded and could've done better had they had more money.Studios are typically least likely to get the blame when a movie of theirs does bad at the box office.I felt Kelly Hu should've been the lead as she and Kane Hodder were the two best actors there.This would've been a different take on the final girl as most are white.I've nothing against this I just felt this is how it should've been and Jensen Daggett was the latest in a line of bad actresses cast as the lead girl in the franchise.The main problem with the franchise has always been bad leading actresses with the exceptions of Amy Steel, Adrienne King, and Jennifer Cooke.This entry has the second best poster of the franchise behind Jason Lives too.The ending I absolutely hated, felt it was unnecessary as was the flashbacks of Jason looking normal until becoming deformed.I personally like them all, I just don't like most of the leading ladies.


Plot hole: Where exactly did all the other people go on the ship? In the beginning of the movie there were people everywhere then all of a sudden it's down to the main characters.

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Trivia: To help promote the movie "Jason Takes Manhattan", Kane Hodder appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show as Jason. He remained in character the whole time and never spoke.

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Question: After Jason kills Jim and Suzi on Crystal Lake, how does Jim's boat end up being at the harbor next morning? Crystal Lake is not connected to the sea. It's just surrounded by land, right?

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Chosen answer: To the best of my knowledge, this is just a bit of a continuity mistake. While previous films have not indicated Crystal Lake is connected to the ocean, this film portrays it as being connected. You just kinda gotta go with it for the movie to work.


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