Box Office - 06/01/2002
"...The film is a nostalgic romp through horror mythology as the film pulls from vintage Jason films and combines it with new technology..."
Sight and Sound - 08/01/2002
"...The most entertaining of the sequels..."
A dispute between scientists over cryogenically freezing maniacal killer Jason Voorhees (Kane Hodder) or researching his amazingly regenerative tissue is literally cut short when Jason hacks up the research staff. Trapping herself in the cryogenic chamber with him, Rowan (Lexa Doig) freezes Jason, halting his rampage. Four hundred years later the two are discovered by the student research craft Grendel. Both scientist and her subject are revived in space in the year 2455 when Earth has been destroyed, but Jason Voorhees proves what horror fans have known for years, that his killing spree continues indefinitely. Slaughtering most of the crew, Jason does meet his equal in a feminine android (Lisa Ryder) only to receive an upgrade making this veteran killing machine of 10 movies an even more unstoppable force.
Although 2455 seems no different from the 2002 release date of this tenth film in the FRIDAY THE 13TH series, JASON X does breathe life into the long-running horror series with computer generated effects and a witty script by Todd Farmer. Some clever self-referencing is particularly effective in a virtual reality segment that confuses Jason and, of course, an ending that leaves an opening for yet another entry.