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Jason X (2002)
Jason X is a 2002 science fiction horror slasher film directed by James Isaac. It is the tenth in the Friday the 13th film series and stars Kane Hodder as the undead mass murderer Jason Voorhees, the film made $16,951,798 worldwide with a budget of $14 million. Thus far, it is the last appearance of Kane Hodder in the role of Jason Voorhees. The film was conceived by Todd Farmer and was the only pitch he gave to the studio for the movie, having suggested sending Jason into space as a means to advance the franchise while Freddy vs. Jason was still in development hell and is set in the future so as not to confuse the continuity of the series. In 2008, Jason Voorhees is captured by the U.S. government and is being held at the Crystal Lake Research Facility. In 2010, Rowan LaFontaine, a government scientist, decides to place Jason in cryogenic suspension after several unsuccessful attempts to kill him. While Private Samuel Johnson places a blanket on Jason (who is hanging in chains) Doctor Aloysius Bartholomew Wimmer, Segeant Marcus, and a few soldiers hope to conduct further research into Jason's rapid cellular regeneration and instead try to take Jason.
Hockey mask-sporting Jason Voorhees may have had his Final Chapter in 1984 or been banished to hell in 1993's The Final Friday, but Jason X chooses to ignore all that and opens with the ruthless fiend (Kane Hodder) awaiting cryogenic treatment at the Crystal Lake Research Facility. Scientists interested in exploring Jason's ability to rapidly regenerate cell tissue delay the deep freeze just long enough for Voorhees to pull a Harry Houdini, though, and Jason promptly slaughters the entire egg-headed bunch. Take that, science! Only gorgeous Dr. Rowan (Lexa Doig) is spared, and while she's able to trap Jason in a cryogenic chamber, a leak in the equipment freezes her in the process. Ah, cryogenics -- just another link in the long chain of similarities between Jason and entertainment czar Walt Disney.
Fast forward what we eventually learn is 455 years. An excursion team led by Professor Lowe (Jonathan Potts) stumbles upon the lab and carts the preserved bodies of Jason and Rowan aboard their spaceship. Lowe -- strapped for cash to fund his research -- plans to sell Jason on the futuristic black market. Apparently the killer's history precedes him, and his mint-condition corpse would fetch top dollar from morbid collectors. But a resuscitated Rowan immediately warns her futuristic friends that Jason's more terror than toy. Unfortunately, they're too busy dying to listen.
What can we learn about out future from Jason X? Well, by the year 2455, our planet will be scorched and incapable of sustaining life, beautiful female scientists will wear skintight belly-bearing jump suits, and hockey will be outlawed. Teens, though, continue to be ruled by their hormones, remaining incapable of completing simple science experiments with being overcome by the desire to jump each other's bones. How on Earth did humanity ever evolve?
The rest of Jason's trip to the future resembles his killing sprees of the past, save for one intense death scene -- where a beautiful blonde researcher gets her face frozen and then shattered off. The rest of the time, Jason slices his victims with his trusted machete, chokes them with chains, and even snaps one guy's neck. It may seem familiar, but it basically delivers the goods for fans of the series.