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Not Robert Englund.

  • Jun 30, 2010
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I ventured out to see this remake and it was not like the classics. I enjoyed the new comer attempting to creep it up a bit to portray Freddy, but it just didn't carry it for me. The filming looked awesome. The graphics and special effects were awesome quality, but the guy portraying him just didn't do it for me. I feel like they captured the lure but not the spirit. Freddy was a child murder. So he had a perversion to him that went along with his demonic overtone. This movie didn't have it. It felt cleaner, but wasn't scary. Going back and watching the earlier movies Freddy was a tad bit cheesy and had some B-Movie under tones, but it was a classic. Because the guy didn't carry or live up to the responsibility Freddy held, it threw off the entire movie for me. I found myself not believing he was capable of doing what he was doing. So all the actors felt off, because the threat didn't feel that threatening. So you get an awkward appearance of over acting, but the real problem is that they are giving the proper response to terror, just He wasn't portraying or exuding terror himself. So it was a decent moving going experience. It has some scenes that play out just like the original for a newer generation. If you go and see this movie I'd say you'd have an alright time. Just don't go expecting Robert Englund. It is a awesome horror movie, just nothing that would give me nightmares on my Elm street. 

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Michael Bay (Transformers,Pearl Harbor) produced this remake of Wes Craven's 1985 horror classicA Nightmare on Elm Street, which means updated shocks, computer-driven special effects, and a brand-new Freddy Krueger, this time played by Oscar nominee Jackie Earle Haley. Unfortunately, it also means a mechanical, largely scare-free carbon of the original film--the same fate suffered by Bay's remakes ofThe Texas Chainsaw MassacreandFriday the 13th. Director Samuel Bayer, best known for helming videos for Nirvana and Green Day, does well by the film's visuals, which hew toward stylized doominess, but the film itself limps from set piece to set piece, with the ones borrowed directly from Craven's original scoring the most impact. What's left are a group of dull teens on the run from Haley's Freddy, who proves unsettling, if not the dynamo that Robert Englund was in the previous franchise entries. Speaking of which, the picture ends on a note that suggests a follow-up is imminent, though some more inspiration is clearly needed if Bay'sNightmareintends to have the longevity of the first series.--Paul Gaita

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 is a reboot of the popular Freddy Krueger franchise from the eighties and nineties.  Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen) will take on the razor glove as the new Freddy.  It is scheduled for release on April 30th 2010.

A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 2010 American slasher film directed by Samuel Bayer, ...
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Director: Samuel Bayer
Genre: Horror
Release Date: April 10th 2010
MPAA Rating: R
Screen Writer: Wes Craven
DVD Release Date: October 5, 2010
Runtime: 95 minutes
Studio: Platinum Dunes, New Line Cinema
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