I wasn't much for romcoms as a middle schooler but was a fan of City Slickers and NBA players acting so when this first popped up on The Movie Channel in the mid-90's I took a chance and recorded it. It became one of the most re-played vhs tapes in the house. Crystal cracks wise and Winger is an excellent foil. The supporting cast is loaded and even includes three Simpsons actors (Fat Tony absolutely counts). And most importantly seeing this movie so many times prepared me for having a wife that reads every road sign aloud while in the car.
Decent Survivor Man expedition meets Friday fan film. Does a good job of keeping you interested for the duration and the showdown with Jason is handled well. There are some fun refernces to the series and it's great to see the return of Jason's arch-nemesis. The ending however is disappointing.
Stands side-by-side with Cameron's own T2 as a sequel that improves upon its predecessor. Cameron's ramped up approach as well as the inclusion of several of his regular players combine to make this a near perfect action flick. Of course, much like real life, the true monsters here aren't the hulking beasts that bleed acid but corporate greed and lack of oversight.
I'll need to revisit the Director's Cut soon to determine my preferred version, as I realized on this…
My Definitive ranking of the Friday franchise
While 1989 was a landmark year for franchises such as Batman, Lethal Weapon, and Indiana Jones, the Trinity of slasherdom each laid goose eggs that immediately sunk to the bottom of their respective ranks. Of the trio, I think Jason Takes Manhattan is the least embarrassing, but just barely.
The title is a blatant lie, moreso than Friday the 13th 3D 😄. Jason definitely takes a cruise and arguably Manhattan, but he sure…