Friday the 13th Part 2

Since today is Friday the 13th, I figure I will break down my opinion on some of the best films in the Friday the 13th movie franchise. Let’s start with Friday the 13th, Part 2. You might ask why I didn’t start with the original film. That is easy. Because I thought the movie was lame. I am not a big fan of Mrs. Voorhees, and it wasn’t one of my favorites. I do recognize that it is the foundation of the series. However, I want to talk about films that I love from this franchise. So let’s begin.

Friday the 13th Part 2 starts with the murder of the second most known final girl Laurie Stroud. Adrienne King is Alice Hardy and is also the most impactful character of the series. Survivor to the victim. She is, in my opinion, the most important character in the series. She is the glue or bridge that takes a singular genre film and trusts it into the world as a long-lasting franchise that shaped and defined a genre for decades. Alice’s actions at the end of the first film to end Mrs. Voorhees’s murder spree influence the (series antagonist) adult Jason Voorhees to commit his very life to the death of anyone who ventured across his path in pursuit of avenging his mother’s death. She is that chick. Even in death, it has been a sense of appreciation for her. It is poetic that her character kills and is killed. She became the personification of the term final girl.

I think the decision to have the movie do a five-year time jump made a lot of sense. We needed Jason to be full-grown and menacing. Even though camp blood’s history appeared in the past. It wouldn’t be long before Camp Crystal Lake would again become the place where death for the community.
The numerous characters in this film were some of the best in the franchise. Mark’s character was the complete opposite of Franklin from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. He was as close of a stud that a character could have been in a wheelchair. He was just such a fresh breath of air as a character. He might have been one of a handful of characters that the viewers hated seeing die. Ginny and Paul the couple that would later be a staple of a favorite troupe in the franchise. Couples usually don’t last. It does happen sometimes. But it is rare.

Potato Sack Jason was always my favorite. I still think he is easily my favorite. We see Jason as his most vulnerable and human self throughout the film. Jason displayed emotional and physical pain. I believe that is why I love this Jason so much. I mean, this was my favorite of the franchise for quite a long time. I am not sure where you rank it. But this was everything I could have ever asked for in a slasher film.

Not only is this my favorite Jason. This movie also has my favorite final girl of the series. Amy Steel acts as Ginny Field. She may not have had the luckiness of having her character written by John Carpenter. But she still did a fantastic job with her role as Part 2 Jason’s final girl. She displayed fear, bravery, and smarts. She may not have as much importance as Alice does in the series. However, she went toe to toe with the OG Jason and won. Unfortunately, she didn’t bury him. Fortunately for us horror fans. Jason lived on.

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Author: Wil Munny

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