December 26, 2004

You know, it’s really sad when a movie has to stoop to ripping off the plot of a Leprechaun flick, namely Leprechaun 4: In Space.

Yes, Jason Voorhees is treading on territory that has already been explored by the Leprechaun. How sad is that? Couldn’t they come up with anything better than that for Jason’s 10th outing?

Is it obvious that I didn’t really enjoy this film very much? It pretty much sucked. The writers must have thought they were forging ahead into new horror territory – they were sadly, sadly mistaken. Simply putting Jason on a spaceship doesn’t freshen up the franchise, it simply opens up a whole new world of cliches to be used and abused. Take a few incompetent space marines, add a money-grubbing Paul Reiser type and exchange the alien for Jason Voorhees and that’s this movie in a nutshell.

I don’t know if I am turning prude in my old age, but I was severely creeped out by the suggestions of android sex. Maybe it’s because that guy was having sex with such a butt ugly android…I don’t know. Whatever the reason, I could have done without any allusions to dirty android humping.

There were a few good moments, I must admit. The only cool death was the first scientist’s…Jason dunked her head in liquid nitrogen and shattered it – nice! David Cronenberg’s cameo was also a cool touch, as was the Crystal Lake Virtual Reality program – “We love premarital sex!” I guess I’m just easily amused.

I wonder if Jason’s next appearance will be in ‘da hood? I don’t see why not – the leprechaun has already been there twice.


Year – 2002
Rating – R
Runtime – 93 minutes
Genre – Horror, Jason
Director(s) – James Isaac
Writer(s) – Todd Farmer
Actor(s) – Kane Hodder, David Cronenberg, Lisa Ryder
BOB Rating – One BOB
Favorite Quote – "Guys, it's okay! He just wanted his machete back!" - Professor Lowe (Jonathan Potts)