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"JASON X"
(2002) (Kane Hodder, Lexa Doig) (R)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
Mild Extreme Extreme *Moderate Extreme
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Mild Mild Extreme None Heavy
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
Extreme None None Mild Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Horror: After being brought out of several hundred years of cryogenic stasis, an infamous and seemingly unstoppable killer resumes his homicidal ways by attempting to murder everyone onboard a spaceship.
PLOT:
It's the year 2455 and a landing party has discovered two ancient bodies in cryogenic stasis on Old Earth, the long abandoned planet once inhabited by humans. One of them is Rowan (LEXA DOIG), a young project leader who was prepared to put mass murderer Jason Voorhees (KANE HODDER) in suspended animation to put a halt to his mass murder spree.

Unfortunately, Dr. Wimmer (DAVID CRONENBERG) and his team believed Jason to be too valuable due to his ability to regenerate damaged or missing body tissue - a point that made him impossible to kill - and after another killing spree, Rowan was accidentally frozen with him.

Now 400 years later, Professor Lowe (JONATHAN POTTS), his team - including Adrienne (KRISTI ANGUS), Azrael (DOV TIEFENBACH), Tsunaron (CHUCK CAMPBELL) and his female android KAY-EM 14 (LISA RYDER) - and their accompanying students have retrieved the bodies. Although they believe Jason too far gone to be brought back to life, they manage to resuscitate Rowan who immediately informs her rescuers that bringing Jason onboard was a bad idea.

They don't believe her, especially since he appears quite dead and that their ship is equipped with a heavily armed military team led by Sgt. Brodski (PETER MENSAH). Yet, once Jason thaws out and his tissues regenerate, he's back to his old killing ways. From that point on, and as he kills one person after the next, Rowan and the remaining survivors try to figure out how to elude and stop him.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're fans of the "Friday the 13th" horror franchise, slasher type horror films in general, or someone in the cast, they might.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For strong horror violence, language and some sexuality.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • KANE HODDER plays the unstoppable killing machine whose sole purpose is to kill as many people as possible.
  • LEXA DOIG plays a woman who inadvertently is frozen with Jason for several centuries before being thawed out. She tries to warn others about Jason before his killing spree starts again and then tries to survive along with the others. She uses brief strong profanity.
  • JONATHAN POTTS plays a professor who has some sort of sexual encounter with a student in exchange for giving her a good grade. He also puts everyone in danger by trying to use Jason to earn some money. He uses some profanity.
  • LISA RYDER plays a seemingly human android that might have sex with its inventor before taking on Jason.
  • CHUCK CAMPBELL plays her inventor who may have sex with her. He also uses some profanity.
  • PETER MENSAH plays a military type onboard the transport ship who attempts to kill Jason.
  • CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

    HOW OTHERS RATED THIS MOVIE


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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    Here's a quick look at the content found in this R-rated horror flick. Profanity consists of at least 3 uses of the "f" word, while other expletives and colorful phrases are also used. Some sexually related dialogue is present, while various couples are seen fooling around in various ways (one in something of an S&M fashion) and off-screen sex is implied. Various women are also seen topless or in revealing clothing.

    Being a "slasher" film, all sorts of lethal and bloody/gory violence is present as the killer brutally murders many people in various fashions, all with bloody/gory results. In addition, he's often riddled with bullets or blown apart, but manages to survive such injuries and come back as good as new. For the very young or those with low tolerance levels for such mayhem, those scenes and others may be unsettling, suspenseful or even frightening, but many adult viewers and teens probably won't find them that way.

    Meanwhile, some drug references are made and one character appears somewhat "high" from pain medication given to him. If you're still concerned about the film and its appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home who may be interested in seeing it, we suggest that you take a closer look at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • After a man's arm is accidentally cut off, someone else gives him some sort of pain medication that makes him somewhat high.
  • A young woman carries what looks like a bottle of champagne.
  • Not believing what a man has said, a woman asks him, "Are you high?"
  • The survivors stick Jason into a virtual reality world where he's back at Camp Crystal Lake and spots several '80s era teenagers who ask if he wants some beer and to smoke some pot.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • We see what looks like blood going down a drain.
  • We see a dead and bloody man (that Jason has apparently killed) and those that Jason then kills are also bloody.
  • There's blood on the end of Jason's machete that he just used to stab someone.
  • A man's arm is severed from his body when Jason's frozen body falls to the floor and the machete in his hand comes into contact with the man's arm. Later, someone hands him his severed arm (that's reattached to his body via futuristic means that we see).
  • We see a frozen machete wound on Rowan's abdomen (a hole rather than a slice) along with some frozen blood.
  • Adrienne pulls out what looks like a diseased eyeball from Jason's head (and it's gooey/slimy).
  • Adrienne cuts the hockey mask from Jason's face by using a scalpel to cut into his flesh (with blood coming out) around the mask. Once she gets the mask off, she seems his extremely gory-looking face (bloody and gooey, etc.).
  • We see blood and goo running down from a table (from Jason) onto the floor.
  • Jason dunks a woman's head down into some sort of liquid that instantly freezes her face and then slams her head down onto a counter, breaking off the front half of her head (we then see chunks of frozen blood and gore as well as her missing the front of her face).
  • Jason stabs a guy in the gut and his blood splatters onto a woman.
  • We see a computer-generated character being sliced in half by Jason.
  • A man has some blood on his head.
  • Jason knocks a man over a railing where he falls and is then impaled on a large screw like device (the body slowly spins around and down the screw, with bloody results on the victim's face, wound and on the huge screw).
  • A woman slowly walks backwards through a darkened area and runs into Jason who slits her throat (we don't see the actual cutting). She then walks out to another person, however, and we see the large and bloody gash on her neck (and we hear gurgling sounds coming from her).
  • A man riddles Jason with machine gun fire (with all sorts of blood and goo spraying out of Jason's body). Jason then falls backwards onto some sort of spike (like the end of an anchor) and is impaled. We then hear the man scream as Jason apparently attacks him and we then see the man pulling himself along the floor, with the bottom half of his body missing (we see bloody entrails and other gore as well as blood smeared on the floor).
  • We see a dead woman with a spike sticking out of her abdomen (from being impaled on it) with bloody results.
  • We see machete like blades come out through a man's body from behind him (with bloody results).
  • We see some blood splatter on some equipment.
  • A blade sticks out of a wall with blood on it.
  • We bloody party parts of a man scattered about a cockpit and another man holds the victim's head before setting it down. Jason then holds that head up next to someone before killing them.
  • Tsunaron carries around Kay-Em 14's severed head (but there's no blood and the head is still "alive").
  • A person is yanked through a mesh-like opening into outer space (we don't see her going through it, but do see the bloody results on the mesh).
  • A man has a little blood on his head.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • A researcher who plans to take Jason against Rowan's wishes has both types of attitudes.
  • Jason obviously has both for attempting to kill everyone (and mostly succeeding).
  • Lowe has both for endangering his students and the ship's crew for wanting to bring Jason back for a hefty bounty. He's also sexually involved with one of his female students.
  • A woman tells a man, "You scream like a girl."
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • The very young or those with low tolerance levels for slasher/boogeyman type films or those trying to emulate the suspenseful element of the "Aliens" picture might find much of this film unsettling or maybe even frightening (although few other adults or older teens probably will).
  • Accordingly, scenes listed under "Violence" and/or "Blood/Gore" may also have the same effect on such viewers.
  • For those who don't like needles, there's a partially seen scene in the opening credits of a needle going into Jason's body.
  • After Jason kills a small group of soldiers, he goes looking for Rowan who attempts to hide from, then lure, and trap him into a cryogenic chamber. After slamming the door, she peeks in through the portal only to be stabbed in the gut by his machete that he drives through the door.
  • As Adrienne has her back to Jason (whom she believes to be dead on a table), we see him start to move part of his body, then sit up, and then be gone when she turns around.
  • Once Jason is loose, there are many scenes of the crewmembers slowly making their way through the spaceship as they try to find or elude Jason.
  • A woman slowly walks backwards through a darkened area and runs into Jason who slits her throat (we don't see the actual cutting). She then walks out to another person, however, and we see the large and bloody gash on her neck (and we hear gurgling sounds coming from her).
  • A man riddles Jason with machine gun fire (with all sorts of blood and goo spraying out of Jason's body). Jason then falls backwards onto some sort of spike (like the end of an anchor) and is impaled. We then hear the man scream as Jason apparently attacks him and we then see the man pulling himself along the floor, with the bottom half of his body missing (we see bloody entrails and other gore as well as blood smeared on the floor).
  • The women scream as they hear Jason at the door. After some moments of then not hearing him, the others encourage Rowan to peek outside. She then slowly goes toward the door when Jason suddenly bursts through a large glass panel behind them (they then flee).
  • Rowan slowly squeezes past a bloody blade that's sticking out from a wall and is only inches from her neck.
  • After Jason punches a hole in the outer wall of a spaceship, various people try to hang on and keep themselves from being sucked out into space (with some trying to reach out and rescue another). One isn't successful and is yanked through a mesh-like opening (we don't see her going through it, but do see the bloody results on the mesh).
  • Various crewmembers try avoiding Jason as he approaches them while they try to get over to a rescue ship.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Handguns/Shotguns/Futuristic machine guns/Machete/Various blades: Used in an attempt to kill Jason or by him to kill others.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "Let's smoke this f*cker," "Jason f*cking Voorhees," "Cool sh*t," "No sh*t," "Who gives a sh*t?" "That's bullsh*t," "Sh*tload," "Oh sh*t," "Ugly bastard," "What the hell /is that/is the matter with you/is going on in here?" "Friggin," "Dumb ass," "Get the hell out of here," "You bastard," "Balls" (testicles), "Chick" (woman), "Where the hell is he?" "Saved your ass," "Don't get cocky," "Screw this," "Blow him all to hell," "You scream like a girl," "Screw you," "Shut up," "Hell, yeah," "Idiot," "This sucks on so many levels" and "Piece of crap."
  • Some of the female characters wear outfits that show bare midriffs.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • Jason suddenly grabs a woman.
  • Jason suddenly bursts through a large glass panel.
  • Jason's hand suddenly comes through a wall.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • An extreme amount of suspenseful and ominous music plays during the film.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • None.
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 3 "f" words, 19 "s" words, 18 hells, 7 damns, 5 asses (2 used with "hole"), 2 S.O.B.s, 1 crap, 4 uses each of "Oh God" and "Oh my God," 3 uses of "Jesus" and 1 use of "G-damn" as exclamations.
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • After Tsunaron tells his female android, Kay-Em 14, that he'd like to check her circuits, another woman says, "I bet you would." He replies that it's not like that.
  • When it's mentioned that they need to remove Rowan's clothes from her body (to repair her wounds), one of the men enthusiastically volunteers, but a woman says she'll do it. After that's done, we see the unconscious Rowan in her panties. We later see the top of her bare breasts as she has some sort of cover covering most of them.
  • Two young people onboard the ship can't keep their hands off each other and the woman makes a comment about Jason being "hung like" something (referring to his genitals).
  • One of the female students wears a top that's completely open in the front, thus continuously showing her cleavage. She then sensually tells Lowe that she and Prof. Lowe need to talk about her midterm (as she carries what looks like a bottle of champagne and some long tongs). Moments later, we see this young woman (in her panties) on top of him, twisting his nipple with those tongs while he's dressed in women's lingerie. He tells her "harder," and she calls him a naughty boy and says, "Daddy likes it hard" as additional sexual comments and sounds are heard (he eventually tells her that she passed).
  • Kay-Em 14 (the female android) asks Tsunaron if he likes "them" and we then see her exposing her bare breasts to him. Her fake nipples then fall off, however, and Tsunaron wonders why she wants breasts.
  • We see a young couple making out, with the guy on top of her kissing her neck (the young woman might be topless, but we don't see her bare breasts). We then see a close-up of the man kissing down the woman's bare belly, licking her belly button and then going to remove her panties (as she makes pleasured sounds and has a pleasured look on her face). We then see a close-up shot of the guy on top of the woman as we hear sexual sounds and see a little bit of movement. We later see this woman in her bra and panties.
  • A woman refers to Kay-Em 14 as Tsunaron's "Love bot."
  • After a man tells a woman, "Screw you," she replies, "You wish."
  • Rowan shows some cleavage in various scenes.
  • Tsunaron and his female android passionately kiss and it's implied that they have sex.
  • Kay-Em 14 shows some cleavage.
  • The survivors stick Jason into a virtual reality world where he's back at Camp Crystal Lake and spots several '80s era teenagers who remove their tops (we see their bare breasts) and ask if he wants some beer and to smoke some pot. One then mentions they could have premarital sex and they then say that they love premarital sex. We see more views of the girls' bare breasts as they wear just panties and then get into some sleeping bags on the ground.
  • SMOKING
  • None.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • None.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • Cryogenics and whether it will ever work (in freezing and then successfully thawing people).
  • What the characters should or could have done when presented with the situation of facing a seemingly unstoppable killer.
  • What the future will be like several centuries from now.
  • VIOLENCE
  • We see a dead and bloody man (that Jason has apparently killed). Jason then attacks various soldiers who shoot him with various weapons, but to no avail. He hits or throws them around, wraps a chain around a man's neck and then strikes another with some sort of stick. A man tries to run away, but Jason throws a long rod that impales the man through the gut.
  • Rowan repeatedly shoots Jason with a shotgun to blast him backwards and then hits him with something that drives him back into a cryogenic chamber. After slamming the door, she peeks in through the portal only to be stabbed in the gut by his machete that he drives through the door.
  • A man's arm is severed from his body when Jason's frozen body falls to the floor and the machete in his hand comes into contact with the man's arm.
  • When Rowan is brought out of cryogenic suspension, she immediately hits Lowe.
  • Jason suddenly grabs a woman and throws her across a room. He then grabs her by the hair, jams her head down into some sort of liquid that instantly freezes her face and then slams her head down onto a counter, breaking off the front half of her head (with resultant gore).
  • Jason stabs a guy in the gut and his blood splatters onto a woman.
  • A huge, monstrous creature tries to hit a man and he shoots it with some sort of futuristic weapon, killing it. Another creature then looms above him, but another man shoots it dead (this all turns out to be computer-generated, simulated "play"). Jason then shows up in this simulation and cuts one of the monster's arms off. He then cuts one of the simulated men in half and cuts off the other's head.
  • After the simulation is turned off, Jason grabs one of the men by the neck and begins to strangle him. The other man then repeatedly shoots Jason who tosses the first man aside. As the second man keeps shooting him, the first jumps around Jason's neck from behind. Jason then breaks this man's back, killing him, and the grabs the shooter and repeatedly smashes his head against a wall, killing him.
  • Brodski and others riddle Jason with machine gun and handgun fire, tearing up a lab in the process.
  • Jason grabs a man, we hear him break his neck, and we see the body fall to the floor.
  • Jason tries to hit another man who then punches, kicks and elbows him in return. Jason then knocks this man over a railing where he falls and is then impaled on a large screw like device (the body slowly spins around and down the screw with bloody results).
  • A woman slowly walks backwards through a darkened area and runs into Jason who slits her throat (we don't see the actual cutting). She then walks out to another person, however, and we see the large and bloody gash on her neck (and we hear gurgling sounds coming from her).
  • A man riddles Jason with machine gun fire (with all sorts of blood and goo spraying out of Jason's body). Jason then falls backwards onto some sort of spike (like the end of an anchor) and is impaled. We then hear the man scream as Jason apparently attacks him and we then see the man pulling himself along the floor, with the bottom half of his body missing (we see bloody entrails and other gore as well as blood smeared on the floor).
  • We see a dead woman with a spike sticking out of her abdomen (from being impaled on it) with bloody results.
  • Jason's arm blasts through a wall, grabs a man by the face and then stabs him from behind two times.
  • After Jason kills its pilot, the transport ship crashes into and through a larger docking station, destroying much of the latter that then explodes (presumably killing people onboard although we don't see any deaths).
  • We hear the screams from another of Jason's victims.
  • We see bloody party parts of a man scattered about a cockpit and another man holds the victim's head before setting it down.
  • Jason smashes another man into something that electrocutes him.
  • A person tries to take off in a shuttle, but the fuel lines are still connected to the mother ship, causing the shuttle to crash back into it and explode.
  • Jason throws a machete into Kay-Em 14's chest, but she fakes it hurting her. She then blasts Jason with massive amounts of machine gun fire that knocks him backwards. She then moves in closer, keeps shooting him and then repeatedly kicks him. She prepares to shoot him in the head, but he knocks her aside. Someone then stabs Jason in the arm, allowing Kay-Em 14 to shoot off Jason's arm and kick him back through a hole in the wall that she created with machine gun fire. She then fires something that blows off his leg, another that hits him in the chest, and a third that blows away most of his head. She then throws his machete into his body.
  • After Jason is reassembled with new metallic armor, Kay-Em 14 fires shots at him that just bounce off that armor. She then tries hitting him, but he knocks off her head and throws others around a room.
  • An explosion blows up connecting parts of the transport ship, presumably killing one person who was earlier injured by Jason.
  • A person is yanked through a mesh-like opening into outer space (we don't see her going through it, but do see the bloody results on the mesh).
  • Jason knocks down various metal doors while trying to come after the remaining survivors.
  • We see Jason in a virtual reality world where he's thrashing a person in a sleeping bag around and into another person inside another sleeping bag as well as against a tree.
  • Parts of a spaceship explode before the whole thing does.
  • Two characters presumably burn up as they enter and fall through a planet's atmosphere.



  • Reviewed April 23, 2002 / Posted April 26, 2002

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