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A Nightmare on Elm St.

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posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 01:13 PM
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I am gonna go see that movie "A Nightmare on Elm Street" tonight. Has anyone seen it yet? Does anyone know if its any good?

I have a very important Laker game to watch first so I won't be going to see it until later. If you guys don't think its worth it, I may go see Hot Tub Time Machine instead.




posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 01:17 PM
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Honestly Russian Roulette sounds better than those 3 choices...

Watch this instead-




posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 04:56 PM
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i should be fun i want to see it.

***SPOILER ALERT****

Freddie is really Rorschach from the watchmen.



posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 05:16 PM
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Originally posted by zaiger


Freddie is really Rorschach from the watchmen.



Yeah man... when I saw that I was like Coooool


We'll see though, way too many remakes been coming out the last few years, are they honestly that short of ideas in Hollywood?



posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 05:24 PM
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Yeah some movies i can understand remakes of to make good classics more modern. Like the great escape that would be cool to remake, but nighmare on elm street? It is not even close to dated enough. They will make some slight plot twist from the original but for the most part it will be the same movie with the kids in different clothes. Oh yeah and there will be cell phones and dream texting and dream world myspace. While random top 40s songs are played in the backround over and over. Like the oh so typical playing of the "rock and roll" while they show the first scene at the highschool.

[edit on 30-4-2010 by zaiger]



posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 05:46 PM
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Exactly man... myspace and cell phones


But they did Friday the 13th...Texas chainsaw massacre, The hills have eyes... Amityville...The Omen... The Wicker man...

I could go on and on with a swift google search but you get the point.

What is going on man.... It's mainly Horror's too...

Why can't people just watch the original films?

The only decent modern horror movies are made outside of the US.

The Asian, particularly Japanese stuff.... and the new-wave French stuff is all good.

But man, I don't get what's going on.



posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 05:56 PM
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Well different with each video. The wicker man, i have no idea why they did that Nicolas Cage is pretty much a sure bet it will flop. Im not saying he has never done a good movie but he does so many movies that the 20 bad ones kind of stick out over the 5 good ones.
With horrors as much as horror fans would hate to admit their target demographic is teens and young adults. The producers know that they would not be able to get kids watching classic horror movies


i mean like look at her hair like ewwww.


But you remade Creature from the black lagoon with all the actors wearing crap that is in fashion, playing with an iphones. Then you are going to make millions.
They could even do this with the thing. Just make some kids from alaska going on a field trip or some tottaly retarded plot to get them in some building in the middle of nowhere.

and the horror writter of today just are not that good


[edit on 30-4-2010 by zaiger]



posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 06:02 PM
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It's true man, It's mainly teens and young adults who watch them... but man I love horror movies, always have and there are just not enough good English language horrors being made, I love foreign films so I don't mind in that respect...But I just don't get what's up with Hollywood?


And yeah... Agree with Nicolas cage, One of my least fav actors... although surprisingly he has been in some really good movies.

It is a sad state of affairs that all old movies have to be remade for the ipod generation man, It's all about the $ and It's very annoying.

I will go watch Freddy.... I just hope that it's even a little bit good.



[edit on 30/4/10 by blupblup]



posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 07:18 PM
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Let us know if it is any good eh.



posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 08:51 PM
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I van't wait to see this and take my partner they're gonna love it!

they have done a good job of not leaking this film too!



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 03:32 AM
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Originally posted by zaiger
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Let us know if it is any good eh.




It's out here (UK) 7th of may... so we'll see... can go pretty cheap in the week so I may go.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 05:36 AM
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Sorry, but for my money Robert Englund is the only real Freddy. I'm gonna be skipping this one.


TheAssoc.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 09:11 AM
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Never seen the appeal of nightmare on elm street. seen em all.

not even remotly scary. and frankly very unnimaginative and boring.

don't expect good writing in this movie, it's just one of those movies that is out there to create more cash.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 11:08 AM
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I'm going to avoid this one. In my opinion, nothing tops the original. Granted, some remakes are decent, but better left alone.

I'm pretty sure that they are going to make the "new" Freddy somehow related to the protagonist (can't remember the character's name) in one way or another. :bnghd:



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 11:22 AM
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Originally posted by zaiger
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i should be fun i want to see it.

***SPOILER ALERT****

Freddie is really Rorschach from the watchmen.


Well thanks, you just sold it to me! if Rorschach is in it it's a must watch!
naaa he was so good in Watchmen though! superb


Another freddie, well I won't hold out alot of hope if i'm honest, but will deffinately watch it!



posted on May, 2 2010 @ 05:46 AM
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Here's my review on it.

The movie is forced to deal with issues that other recent slasher remakes didn't have to do. Halloween has had two remakes done in recent years, Friday the 13th and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I've seen them all and I liked them all. I thought all of the remakes actually complimented the older ones and did a great job rebooting the series. But the one thing that these titles have in common is that their main character in each is basically anonymous. They wear masks and don't really speak. So anyone who is a little intimidating with their physical presence could play the role.

For Nightmare on Elm Street, they're not as fortunate.

Freddy Kreuger is one of the more recognizable characters in film history. The new one just doesn't get a passing grade. The film's intent was to make Freddy more "man-like" and more like an actual burn victim. They've accomplished that goal. But the voice doesn't do it for me, physically he looks like he is a few inches short of five feet and even the typical Freddy clothing looks too big for him.

A lot of people will say that it's not Englund as Freddy so they don't like him. That's not what I'm doing. It didn't faze me to hear that they switched actors. I thought it was due if they hope to reboot the franchise. But I think they just picked the wrong guy for the job. If they don't make any more films and this is the lone one without Englund, fans of the series will hold public gatherings to burn copies of this DVD.

Now this may surprise you, but the film was good. I thought it was everything a horror film needed to be. It got into it quick, built up the characters for you to follow along and kept you in the dark on who would and wouldn't die in the film. Predictable at times, as is the case in any horror film. I wished they had of paid a little more attention to the past in this film and how things came to be than they did, as we did see in some of the other reboots. I think they missed a bit of the mark here, but that's just my own opinion.

If you're a fan of horror films in general, go see this film.

If you're a die-hard Freddy Kreuger fan, go see it. You'll likely be disappointed by the new actor but I hope you might be able to at least like the film.

If you're not a fan of horror and don't like scary movies, move along.

But wait until it comes out on DVD. Save the cash and just experience it at home. Seeing this in the theatres did nothing to add to the experience.



posted on May, 2 2010 @ 08:58 AM
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Nice review Chissler, i'm happy to wait for the DVD, from the clips i've seen, Jackie Earl Hayley seems to fit well IMO, (Voice and all), and yes he is quite short, good place to channel his anger from.

PS. WTF is that human centrepede film all about, I saw clips of it on a UK show called "You have been watching" were a few celebs rip into the worst TV shows and movies. I thought Human Centrepede was a joke when they showed it, I guess not. It really looks unbelievably dumb. Just Why!!!

Pause that clip at 1:44 and you will notice one of his earliest works, the canine centrepede. Or just a dog sniffing another dogs butt.



[edit on 2-5-2010 by Chukkles]



posted on May, 2 2010 @ 12:28 PM
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Saw it last night with my girlfriend, it was ok.
But for a horror movie... there was a lot of laughter in the theater.
Didn't find it that scary, mostly just him leaping out at people repeatedly.

Older ones had a degree of camp to 'em, and the new actor in my opinion didn't have as much manic-ness as the older one did.
Together, it sort of dimished the movie to me a bit.

I am glad they didn't make him innocent, that'd've ruined the movie for me.

Over all, it was entertaining, but a bit to accidentally funny.



posted on May, 2 2010 @ 01:06 PM
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I was wanting to see this, but after reading lots of reviews I probably won't. I have a hard time getting beyond Robert Englund not being Krueger.

IMO...they are remaking the wrong Elm St anyway...they should have done number 3..."Dream Warriors."

That was my personal favorite...and what could be done with special effects these days would make it cool if done right.

I liked the original, just watched it again recently. The acting is far weaker than I remember. Also couldn't stand how the father in that movie was such a dumbass. "Oh my daughter is screaming bloody murder for her life...oh well. She's just being silly!"



posted on May, 2 2010 @ 01:12 PM
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Originally posted by David9176
IMO...they are remaking the wrong Elm St anyway...they should have done number 3..."Dream Warriors."

That was my personal favorite...and what could be done with special effects these days would make it cool if done right.





I agree, I think 3 is without a doubt the best of the movies.... It's darker and just a better script and movie all round.



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