The tenth Friday the 13th film.After racking up well over two hundred murders, the United States government finally captures Jason Voorhees and puts him under lockdown. When all methods of execution (standard or otherwise) fail to kill him for good, the government decides to place Jason into cryogenic suspension until it can figure out what to do with him. Thanks to the interference (and general incompetence) of those who wished to keep him unfrozen and study his regenerative capabilities, Jason almost escapes captivity — but Rowan, the scientist in charge of deep-freezing the Crystal Lake Killer, manages to lock him up in a cryogenic chamber. Jason's murderous nature causes him to shove his machete through the chamber and into Rowan, which causes a leak in the chamber that ends up freezing both Jason and Rowan.Four hundred years later, a group of students from the spaceship Grendel find the frozen pair during an archaeological trip to the now-abandoned Earth and bring them on board. While the crew revives Rowan via future technology, Jason thaws out on his own during an autopsy. Once he gets up from the operating table, Jason starts killing everyone he can find — but the future has a few interesting twists in store for Mr. Voorhees...Jason X closes out the original Friday the 13th franchise continuity as started by the original Friday the 13th. From this point, it branched off into two different continuations: a series of comics from Avatar Press and a novel series by Black Flame (which also did the film's Novelization).
Jason X contains examples of the following tropes:
Brains and Bondage: Prof. Lowe's and Janessa's "discussion" about her midterm is her applying a nipple clamp to him.
Break the Cutie: An extreme version happens with Kinsa, perhaps the most realistic depiction of how someone would react when trapped in a confined space with a mass murderer. After the deaths of her boyfriend and many others, she goes completely nuts and locks herself in the ship's only shuttle. Then she launches the shuttle without undocking it, killing herself and screwing up their only means of escape.
Buffy Speak: Azrael describing Jason's cryogenic chamber.
Lowe: Someone tell me what that is?
Azrael: Like a... big kinda... frozen storage thing?
Bullethole Door: Kay-Em shoots one for Jason, so she'll have easier time to kick him through a wall.
Chained by Fashion: Jason is shackled to start the movie, as he is being prepared for cryogenic stasis. He breaks free of the chains (though the film does not show him doing so), and continues to wear the broken shackles on his ankles and wrists for the rest of the movie.
Lowe: It's dead. The oceans, the soil, neither will sustain life.
Great Offscreen War: Crutch tells Waylander that he's lucky he wasn't alive during the "Microsoft Conflict".
Grievous Harm with a Body: Played for laughs when Jason is lured into a holographic simulation designed to provoke him. By the time we cut back to Jason and a pair of (virtual) bubble-headed sexually promiscuous drug-and-alcohol-abusing female campers, Jason has somehow forced them back into their sleeping bags and is furiously using one to bludgeon the other.
Made even funnier by the girls in the bags simply exclaiming, "Ow! Ow! Ow!"
Human Popsicle: Both Rowan and Jason after her plan to freeze him goes awry.
I Want Them Alive: Lowe, hoping to sell Jason to a potential buyer to pay off his debt after hearing of his killing spree, tells Brodski and his men to capture Jason alive. As soon as Lowe is out of earshot, Brodski blatantly tells his men that they're just going to kill Jason, and to "put one in his leg" so they can say they tried.
Musicalis Interruptus: Jason's defeat at Kay-Em's hands uses this. After she clearly has the upper-hand, his theme music plays each time he gets back up, and immediately stops when she puts another hole in him.
Mythology Gag: The 1980 Crystal Lake simulation. See Lampshade Hanging.
Rowan: Jason fucking Voorhees, that's what's going on!
Pun: Condor, one of the soldiers aboard the Grendel, is killed after Jason knocks him from a ledge and he's impaled by a large, rotating drill. Geko finds Condor's body, and reports his condition over the radio:
Sealed Evil in a Can: This was the plan for Jason in the beginning. Since every method of execution failed to work, they'd freeze him and figure it out later. Then the government got ideas and things went to hell.
Superweapon Surprise: Moviedom's longest-running serial slasher got his ass handed to him by an gynoid who, prior to a combat-upgrade to her software, was just some nerd's Sexbot girlfriend. Yeah, of course he came back again, but that's gotta be humiliating!
Take My Hand: Rowan to Janessa when she's being sucked into the vacuum of space.
The United States government has attempted to execute Jason at least three times, with each method failing miserably? Let's leave him alone with one soldier guarding him, and then let's risk a number of innocent lives by keeping him alive, so we can study him.
Brodski tells you not to take your eyes off Jason after you've seemingly defeated him? No problem, I'll just turn my back to Jaso— oh crap I'm dead.
Hey, Jason has a blade in each hand, and he's got me cornered. He's also killed everyone else he's come across. Good time for me to turn around and put my back towards Jason to tell my shipmates that everything's ok— why is my head off of my shoulders?
"Azrael, get outta here!" Get outta here? I thought you meant jump on Jason's back, mess up your ability to get a clean shot at him, and then die when Jason snaps me in half like a twig.
Kay-Em, an android much more powerful and better in combat than any of us, just said we should run. The she got her head knocked off. Let's not run.
Even Kay-Em herself... bullets don't phase Uber Jason at all. Maybe a kick will do it.