This was one of thos emovies popping up on lots of “horror movies in 2017 lists” but seemed to be doing so for no reason. I mean, yes, Paramount included it on their release schedule but it’s release seemed somewhat dubious (although shooting was scheduled to begin in March I see).
Amytiville needs a new installment less but this one is up there. Who cares about Friday the 13th? Jason Vorhees was never very interesting (unlike Michael Meyers, although he was only interesting under Carpenter and I would argue H20). There are far better examples of slasher movies (hell, Scream is better and you know I’m not a huge scream fan).
Jason had one destiny left to fulfill and we got cheated out of it by communists/federalists/capitalists/MADD/PETA/the forces of darkness/whomever (Freddy vs Jason vs Ash). That would have been a worthy effort. Otherwise, Jason needs to return to the logpile forever (or 2018-19 it seems). If you really want to reboot the series, do something else. Or, you know, just do something else without the property (fat chance, I know).