The film follows Jason (Kane Hodder) as he and Rowan (Lexa Doig), a woman he tries to kill, get frozen solid and revive on a spaceship in the year 2455. Jason, of course, does his thing, while Rowan team up with several young students and military grunts. Guess who wins.
The key thing about Jason X is that you'd think with a premise like "JASON IN SPACE", the movie could have fun with this and be a cool tongue-in-cheek movie. You'd think. Instead the movie take the premise seriously, which leads to the film biggest downfall: it's boring. Other than a couple cool kills, it's just Jason stabbing people. A lot. And to make things more frustrating, one of the film's coolest deaths, a woman get sucked through a ting hole with a metal grate over it, happens off-screen. The other great death, Jason killing two girls in sleeping bags, happens at Camp crystal Lake, not up in space. The only cool space death we get is the liquid-nitrogen head smash and that is significantly less coll if you've seen that one episode of Mythbusters.
The other aspects of the film falter too. The acting, namely by the young cast, is awful. The only passable ones are Doig and Peter Mensah (who I bet gets called Michael Clarke Duncan a lot). The story is the same, cliched story we see in every Jason movie these days, with little to no variation on the "Kill-Chase-Die-Return" formula. The special effects are laughably bad. Even the spaceship looks lame. The one really cool aspect of the film, the upgraded Jason, appears only for the last 15 minutes of the film.
Still cooler then Transformers.
P.S. With all of the bad snow coming up north today, we have heard the possibility of power outages, which means Halloween 2011 may have to be put on hold for a while.