Like many horror stables before it, Friday the 13th got rebooted. This film carries no subtitle or numerical marker as a result, but — provided one accepts Freddy vs. Jason as a part of the franchise — this marks the twelfth film in the series.While the film retains the same general origin as the original film, this film takes place in the 2000s and features a more intelligent Jason — one who lays traps and stalks his victims instead of reaching for the nearest blunt object — going up against a group of teens who've decided to spend their summer vacation at a lavish house situated near Crystal Lake.A planned sequel to this film currently sits in Development Hell.
Friday the 13th (2009) contains examples of the following tropes:
Agony of the Feet: Jason stabs Mike's foot through the floor when they're checking his cabin. His palm soon follows.
Crazy Survivalist: This Jason being mortal (maybe), and thus more firmly rooted in reality, he's been living alone out in the woods near Camp Crystal Lake for well over two decades. It shows, as he is an expert with traps, a crack shot with a bow and arrow and in general acts more like a stalking predator than the classic Implacable Man he is in other films. He has also managed to create a well-stocked underground lair with a tunnel network that runs all throughout the area.
Cargo Envy: Chewey wishes he could "die and come back as one of the little buttons on the ass pocket" of Bree's jean shorts.
Clothes Make the Legend: Jason has got cloth wrapped around his face until he kills his first on screen victim (after the prologue) where he picks up the iconic hockey mask and looks at himself in the mirror.
Ear Ache: Richie finds Wade's corpse after finding his severed ear.
Everything Is Racist: Lawrence — the lone black person of the film — invokes this twice. The first time was in order to get out of pumping gas, and the second time was for joking around (he talks about making a music label to Chelsea, who automatically think it'll be for rap. Lawrence takes offense to this and says “Oh, because I’m black, I can’t listen to Green Day?” Chelsea then apologizes and asks what kind of genre Lawrence is going to do, to which he smiles and says that he actually is going to do rap.)
Final Girl: The girl in the opening, later Whitney, but at the end the only one left standing is apparently Clay.
Ghost Story: Wade relates the tale of Camp Crystal Lake around the campfire.
Home Porn Movie: Bree lures Trent into the bedroom of the cabin they're staying at, strips both of them down, rides on top of him in a perfect cowgirl position, and video tapes him for much of their intercourse... all the way Jason begins his killing spree, and at one point, Jenna (Trent's girlfriend) bangs on the door to warn them, but Trent assumes she and the others are just messing with them.
Taxidermy Terror: Lawrence tries to masturbate in the living room, but finds himself too creeped out by a big stuffed deer head with glass eyes staring right at him to go through with it.
Token Minority: Two. A black dude, Lawrence, and an Asian dude, Chewie.
Tunnel Network: One is under Camp Crystal Lake, acting as Jason's hideout.
Wrong Genre Savvy: While running away from Jason, Trent comes across a truck, whose driver is willing to pick him up. Trent then starts doubting the driver's friendliness, which gives enough time for Jason to catch up to him.