|Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Starring: Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger, Monica Keena, Jason Ritter
Director: Ronny Yu
The masters of horror are back, and while it's been some time since either has shown his ugly face/mask on screen (aside from last year's "Jason X"), their presence seems so familiar to theater-goers that Freddy and Jason just aren't as scary as they used to be.
Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), the child murderer that was burned to death and later came back to life only to haunt the children of Elm Street in their dreams, has been forgotten and is no longer feared, and hence he no longer exists in the dream world. In order for him to regain access to their dreams, Freddy brings Jason Voorhees (Ken Kirzinger) back to life to begin a killing spree on the children of Springwood.
With the murders happening on Elm Street, the legend of Freddy once again engulfs the children of Springwood. We're soon introduced to our hero virgin Lori (Monica Keena) and her ex-boyfriend Will (Jason Ritter), who has spent the last six years in a mental hospital along with the other kids of Elm Street to help suppress their dreams with the help of an experimental drug.
The first hour or so is really just the same old child's play that we are used to from the two killing machines. Freddy gets little action and more comedy, while Jason is reduced to an even more subservient mass of unconsciousness who hacks his way through any immoral teenager.
The only part of the movie actually worth watching is the final battle royal between Freddy and Jason, and it's probably the only reason most of the people shelled out the cash for this flick in the first place. The bloodbath that occurs before the film is mediocre at best, but the final battle is simply amazing, and definitely worth going to see if you're a real fan of either horror icon. If not, "Freddy vs. Jason" is most likely not worth your time.