I'm sure many horror fans like myself were sceptical about the combining of two great horror legends into one movie. Everyone has their favourite horror anti-heroes, and pitting them against each other reminds me of the whole 'my dad is stronger than your dad' argument from childhood days. Alien vs Predator tried it and unfortunately failed; they were from two complete different generations which was always going to be a problem. Freddy and Jason however, were both set in the present and thus making it a lot easier to work with.
This movie originally sparked outrage from horror fans at Ronny Yu's decision to give the part of Jason to somebody other than Kane Hodder. His reasoning behind it was apparently that he wanted jason to 'tower over Freddy' and in Hodder's case he was just less than a foot taller than the 5' 10 Robert Englund. He also wanted Jason to be slower unlike Hodder's acting style which saw Jason as an agile killing machine.
The overall turnout of the movie was great in my opinion. They kept Freddy's trademark humour and Jason's silent, eerie presence. The acting wasn't that bad, although at times it was pretty lame. But hey, on the plus side, the awful Kelly Rowland is in this movie and she couldn't possibly last long in a horror flick, right? 5 Stars for a great idea and execution of that idea to perfection. Now lets just see if Freddy vs Jason vs Michael (Myers, Halloween) is anything like its predecessor