Friday the 13th: A New Beginning is a complete waste of time. At the end of Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Jason Voorhees was killed by Tommy Jarvis. They clearly never intended it to be the last one since Friday the 13th: A New Beginning came out just one year after that movie. Despite that, the movie is actually set several years later with Tommy Jarvis as a teenager. He’s in a mental health facility as a new stream of murders start to surface.
SPOILER ALERT! Jason isn’t even the killer. Some boring copycat killer named Roy Burns is the killer. You can tell because his hockey mask is blue instead of red. The biggest question is, why should we care if Jason isn’t the killer? Well one thing they do to keep fans on board is amp up the violence and nudity. Almost every female teenager is naked for an extended period of time. Which is totally fine by me. Aside from that, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning feels like a run of the mill horror movie without Jason.
This Roy guy isn’t interesting and his motive for avenging his child has been done much better before. Camp Crystal Lake isn’t even the location for the first time in the series. Pam is the final girl along with a kid named Reggie. Pam probably survived because of her connection to Tommy. Only the final moments make it look she doesn’t survive for long. In the end, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning is just a pointless detour in the Jason mythos.