posted on May, 2 2010 @ 05:46 AM
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
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.