Awesome / Freddy vs. Jason

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The titans of horror prepare to clash

  • Every fight Jason has against Freddy is this. Seeing Krueger beaten up, limbless, and desperate to survive makes any viewer satisfied that karma is totally manhandling Freddy's third-degree-burned ass. Those fights pale in comparison, however, to Freddy vs. Jason at Camp Crystal Lake:
    • Freddy realises he's been pulled back into reality. This sucks enough, but then the majorly pissed Jason flips a table as the place burns around them, the music starts playing, and it's one of film history's greatest Oh, Crap! moments. It's awesome.
      • Robert Englund's utterly terrified look as he sees Jason absolutely sells it. Even if you're more a Freddy fan than a Jason fan, knowing that Freddy finally found something that straight-up scares the piss out of him is awesome.
    • Freddy fires propane tanks at Jason like torpedoes — and most of them zoom past Jason as he does an Unflinching Walk.
    • "Why won't you DIE!?"
    • "Hey, asshole! UP HERE!"
      • The cable edit version — "Hey, Einstein!" — works just as well, given Freddy's character.
    • At one point, Freddy is messing Jason up something fierce. First he slices off half his fingers on one hand, catching his machete as he drops it and begins hacking away at him. We've seen Jason get hit with his own weapon before, but to see him crawl away as Freddy is tearing his back to shreds with the machete was pretty damn humbling. To cap it off, Freddy rolls Jason's limp body over and shoves two of his finger blades into his eyes.
    • Once the fight is near its end, the two keep fighting even after they have clearly worn themselves down to almost nothing. Freddy slowly slides the machete into Jason's chest. Then Jason rips Freddy's freaking arm off. By this point, it could be argued that they have mangled each other worse than they have any other victim in the past, just due to the sheer fact that they're both so hard to kill.
    • When Lori and Will ignite the gas tanks at the dock, Jason and Freddy both share a weary Oh, Crap! as everything explodes. There's a rather nice shot of their flaming bodies flying into the sky and landing in the lake.
    • Jason beating Freddy in perhaps the most badass way imaginable: Impaling him through the back with his own notorious weapon. And not just the bladed glove itself. He pierces Freddy's arm through his body. Then falls back into the lake, as if content.
    • To round out a fight full of awesome moments: Lori Campbell decapitates Freddy with Jason's machete. It's a moment which deserves to be the Awesome Moment page image.
      Lori: "WELCOME TO MY WORLD, BITCH!!" *decapitates Freddy*
      • Even better, the actress has said that Freddy scared her as a child. She thought her child self would be proud of her for beating Freddy.
    • Jason had many awesome moments, but the one that struck a chord with this troper was the scene after Freddy tried and failed to kick him in the balls. After that, Jason grabs Freddy sticks him halfway out the window and starts running dragging him across the windows and walls breaking them over Freddy's body. It's more awesome because it's the first time you ever seen Jason run since he chased Trish Jarvis.
    • Jason gets one in the first fight in the dream world for actually putting up a fight at all. He tanks all of Freddy's attacks (until Freddy manages to dredge up his childhood fears) and even catches him off guard once or twice. For a while, Freddy seems actually flabbergasted by his inability to harm him.
      • To drive the point home: Freddy is a Reality Warper without equal in the dream world, able to do absolutely anything he can imagine. This still isn't enough to overcome Jason's Made of Diamond status and inflict any actual harm. Freddy actually found someone too tough for him to hurt even in their nightmares.
  • Jason comes across a rave party in a cornfield and starts tearing a path of destruction through a ton of sex-starved teenagers - while he's on fire. You probably could make that scene more awesome... we're just not sure how.
    • In a meta way, it is also an awesome moment for the guy playing Jason, stuntman Ken Krizinger. That scene where he leaves a trail of fire through the cornfield? That was done in one take. Ken had a cooling gel slathered all over him, was put in a specially made fire-retardant costume and given precise instruction over a radio earpiece as he calmly walked through the field, because he could not hear or see. This was for at or over a minute, where most fire stunts are over within fifteen to twenty seconds at most.
    • Even better, Jason starts said massacre by throwing his flaming machete through the air, perfectly nailing the teen he was chasing right through the chest.
  • When Mark refuses to do Freddy's bidding knowing he'll get killed. It makes you wonder what this poor kid must've gone through with his brother to finally stand up to Krueger.
    • Freddy even terrorizes him by turning into his brother prior to this
  • For anyone who saw her as The Scrappy: Kia's death counts.
    • Her pre-death verbal smackdown on Freddy counts as well.
      • Especially the Oh, Crap! moment that Freddy has when he realizes that she's right: His infamous bladed glove? Probably won't even be capable of slowing Jason Voorhees down.
      • Though she didn't expected to get axed, her distracting Freddy pretty much counts as a Heroic Sacrifice.
  • The movie itself is a CMOA for the writer, director, and crew, in that they took very different movie universes, put them together, and made a film that is not only watchable but actually makes both Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees back into actually scary villains.
  • The fact that we may see Michael Myers join the fray in the future. No potential legal obstacles here: The creators of Myers responded to the project by letting it be known that they'd love to get him involved.
  • Lori's declaration that she's going to make sure Freddy dies after revealing to Will Freddy was the one who murdered her mother, thus sparking the events that led to Will being committed to Westin Hills.
    Lori: He has taken everything from us! He has ruined both of our pasts! And I am not leaving until I SEE HIM DIE!
  • Jason killing the raver who attempted to rape Gibb. Sure Gibb dies as well but it was better than her current situation and shows that Jason does has something humanizing other than his devotion for his mother and him staying away from killing children.
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