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 standard methods of execution fail to kill him, the government decides to place Jason into cryogenic suspension until it can figure out what the hell to do with him. Thanks to interference of those who wished to study his regenerative capabilities, Jason almost escapes captivity — but Rowan, the head scientist in charge of deep-freezing Jason, manages to lock him up in a cryogenic chamber. Jason's insistence on killing causes him to shove his machete through the chamber and into Rowan. The stabbing causes a leak in the chamber, and both Jason and Rowan end up frozen.Four hundred years later, students from the spaceship Grendel find the frozen pair and bring them on board. While the crew revives Rowan courtesy of future technology, Jason thaws out on his own during an autopsy. Once he gets up from the operating table, Jason does what he does best: he kills everyone he can. The future has a few interesting twists in store for Mr. Voorhees, though...Jason X closes out the original Friday the 13th franchise continuity as started by the original Friday the 13th. 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!"
Ms. Fanservice: The entire female cast, but special mentions to Janessa.
Murder by Mistake: Jason accidentally causes a destruction of an entire space station.
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.
Shout Out: Various Alien references are present, including a character named Dallas. Hell, the film itself seems like a loose, D-list remake of Aliens.
One of the guns used by the space marines is called BFG.
Jason is dismembered in the exact same way that Chucky is in Child's Play.
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 literally 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.