The Plucky Comic Relief Chewie has been well-received by critics who gave this film both positive and negative reviews, some considering him to be one of the most likable characters on screen and having a "memorable death."
Richie from the prologue tends to be pretty popular as well, mainly for being a Nice Guy and having some genuinely funny moments.
This movie's Jason seems to be pretty popular too.
Funny Moments: When Jason has Chewie cornered, the latter offers him a hockey stick, stating "it completes your outfit".
Just Here for Godzilla: Arguably the first (and possibly only) thing everyone will say why they watched this movie was to watch Jason kill the entire cast.
Nightmare Fuel: Jason's face; the designs have run anywhere from unsettling to disgusting in the originals, but they outdid themselves in this one.
Moe: The Cutie Jenna is outright adorable without having to do any Fanservice unlike Amanda, Bree and Chelsea, possibly her actress Danielle Panabaker is naturally like that.
Older Than They Think: Jason being a cunning and agile killer unlike the supernatural zombie Jason, which is what the audiences are most familiar with. The original Jason was also fairly cunning and had at least one instance of using a trap to kill his victim (a snare trap to allow him to calmly walk in and slit a throat, in his very first film). It was after becoming undead that he became more of a blunt instrument.
Also Whitney, whose boyfriend and friends were killed and herself later is kidnapped and held a prisoner by Jason.
Clay, his sister goes missing and when trying to find her with his friends they all are killed by Jason, including Jenna, the only one who listened to him and was willing to help him as soon as they were about to escape. What's worse is that he finds out her sister was kidnapped by Jason and in the end, just when everything seemed fine he has to witness her sister who he tried so hard to save possibly die from a not dead Jason possibly leaving him the only survivor. Poor guy...