Friday, May 30, 2014

Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

Nope, I don't care for it.  In the original movie, Freddie seemed otherworldly, like some sort of unstoppable monster with a spooky voice. This Freddy doesn't have a creepy voice and resembles a burn victim rather than a monster.  I'd much rather fight a burn victim than a supernatural creature.

Also how stupid is the girl trying to avoid sleep when she decides it's a good idea to take a bath? Wouldn't a cold shower be the best thing to do? At a minimum, don't take a warm freakin' bath!

I'm partial to 1980s movies and definitely like the original better than this one.  Through no fault of his own, Jackie Earle Haley can't compete with Robert Englund. Hailey is competent, but the Freddie character is too ingrained in the minds of everyone who's seen the previous movies. And if there's one thing that doesn't work, it's changing a familiar character without offering any good reason that the viewer accept this change in personality.

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