A Nightmare On Elm Street 18 replies, 19643 views

Ace of Spades
5/3/2010 10:05:00 AM
who saw it?

it was pretty much what i expected. not amazing, but didn't hate it.

not a big fan of the new Freddy. he's not funny like the old Freddy and I don't like his face. his eyes are real slanty and i hate how his chin recedes. biggest complaint is definitely the lack of humor though.

i like that the plot was mostly consistent with the original and the general feel was the same, but at the same time i was kind of bored with those things too. not that i have any better suggestions, but i think they could have done more with it.

didn't like the way they uncovered the child molesting part... definitely skeevy and uncomfortable.

husband's complaint: "no tits"

if they continue with the re-makes, i really hope they bring back Freddy's sense of humor and creative kills. i'd definitely like to see a Dream Warriors re-make if they continue.
Jess.
5/3/2010 10:07:00 AM
I thought it started out strong, and then just sucked. Paul's friend also complained about the lack of horror movie boobs. They took out the Freddy puns and replaced them with the awkward "your face says no, but your body says yes" line. No thanks.
WREN
5/3/2010 10:11:00 AM
Freddy wasn't funny in the original NOES. This was suppose to be going back to that feeling. He didn't start cracking jokes until part 3 and even then the punchlines actually meant something.

This was one of the worst reviewed movies to land the top spot of the weekend in a long time. Horror enthusiasts shredded it worse than I expected. Casual fans all say it was mostly bad but not as bad as expected. Legit, real deal, critics said it fails miserably in comparison to the original.

Overall concensus: it shouldn't have happened.

However, everyone seems to praise Jackie Earle Haley. They say if it absolutely had to be done and Robert Englund couldn't do it, Haley was the perfect 2nd choice.
WREN
5/3/2010 10:12:00 AM
Oh and there weren't any boobs in the original either. Well for a split second you see Heather Langenkamp's when she is pulled underwater in the tub, but not the gratuitous nudity that was a key element of most 80's slashers.
Ace of Spades
5/3/2010 10:34:00 AM
I haven't watched the series in a while. Funny Freddy is definitely the Freddy I love and expected though. If he wasn't cracking jokes in the original then I guess that makes sense, but I still hoped for it.

I know the originals don't have much of the nudity that all the other slashers have, but evidently my husband thought it needed some.

My new Freddy complaints are mostly physical, having addressed the humor already. But when you change the slasher after 8 movies, I think that's expected.

Having seen what they did with it, I agree that it was a completely unnecessary remake. I would have rather seen a NEW NOES given a choice.
-T
5/3/2010 10:53:00 AM
I think Haley is an amazing actor in general, so hopefully they "try" again and keep him.
Most people just complain how unoriginal the story was.
I have yet to see it, but like I said, I think Haley is a great choice to play Freddy.
Maybe I'll break down and see it tonight...
Ace of Spades
5/3/2010 11:04:00 AM
woops... didn't see your other thread wren.
WREN
5/3/2010 11:15:00 AM
There are a few reviewers that I really trust when it comes to horror reviews and they all are saying that it was a waste of time, which means I'll never even give it a shot.

They all praise Haley but at the same time say that he simply sounds like Rorshach in Freddy makeup. They said it's not bad but that you can't help but think about it. They do say that his body language is a spot on clone of Englund though which was much more important to nail.

The biggest complaints seem to be that they have effectively drained any emotional connection to the film. You don't care about a single character, even Nancy. The first film had you feel genuine concern for all the teens and in this one, they simply appear just to up the body count.

The one major difference from the two is the flashback scenes of Freddy pre-burning. Even though it was "creepy" how he was caught, all the reviewers make comment that you almost feel sorry for him when he's being torched. Which is an emotion you should never feel towards Freddy.

I did not see this movie so I am literally going based on the words of others but due to most people saying it was either really bad or that it was bad but entertaining makes my initial feelings seem correct. If I have my way I'll never see this movie. Judging soley on a successful opening weekend, I have a feeling we'll have this misfortune of seeing a sequel appear sometime late next year. I can only hope that it completely flops next weekend and bumps out of the top 10 very fast. That would save some hope that another one won't happen.
Yodel Toast
5/3/2010 11:24:00 AM
I'll download it illegally and tell you my opinion. No movies are worth paying $12 anymore.
Ace of Spades
5/3/2010 11:25:00 AM
after the way they unveiled the child molesting part... i definitely did NOT feel sorry for freddy burning.

i saw that it was the top movie this weekend and pulled something like $30 million. definitely surprising and undeserved.
-Jeremy-
5/3/2010 11:32:00 AM
Originally posted by: WREN

There are a few reviewers that I really trust when it comes to horror reviews and they all are saying that it was a waste of time, which means I'll never even give it a shot.

They all praise Haley but at the same time say that he simply sounds like Rorshach in Freddy makeup. They said it's not bad but that you can't help but think about it. They do say that his body language is a spot on clone of Englund though which was much more important to nail.

The biggest complaints seem to be that they have effectively drained any emotional connection to the film. You don't care about a single character, even Nancy. The first film had you feel genuine concern for all the teens and in this one, they simply appear just to up the body count.

The one major difference from the two is the flashback scenes of Freddy pre-burning. Even though it was "creepy" how he was caught, all the reviewers make comment that you almost feel sorry for him when he's being torched. Which is an emotion you should never feel towards Freddy.

I did not see this movie so I am literally going based on the words of others but due to most people saying it was either really bad or that it was bad but entertaining makes my initial feelings seem correct. If I have my way I'll never see this movie. Judging soley on a successful opening weekend, I have a feeling we'll have this misfortune of seeing a sequel appear sometime late next year. I can only hope that it completely flops next weekend and bumps out of the top 10 very fast. That would save some hope that another one won't happen.


It will probably fall by at least 60% in its second weekend, possibly closer to 70% (which is atrocious). Horror movies are extremely front loaded in terms of box office, and especially horror movies like this that have a "fanboy" effect. Plus Iron Man 2 is opening this weekend. It will be lucky to make more than $55 million in total.
Jess.
5/3/2010 2:35:00 PM
Originally posted by: WREN
The one major difference from the two is the flashback scenes of Freddy pre-burning. Even though it was "creepy" how he was caught, all the reviewers make comment that you almost feel sorry for him when he's being torched. Which is an emotion you should never feel towards Freddy

This is 100% true. When I saw them burning him, I thought "is the twist going to be that he isn't really a kid toucher in this one?".
emogeddon
5/3/2010 2:40:00 PM
Like I had said before, I saw it and it wasn't great by any means but it was even really good.

It was a stupid popcorn movie that did nothing to advance the mythology of the series. I felt nothing for the kids when they were being killed off.

Haley did an excellent job for what it was. His lines were pretty chintzy but that's expected from the screenwriters of this movie.

I own the box set of the originals and I think that's all I need.
-Jeremy-
5/3/2010 2:44:00 PM
I need to watch New Nightmare again. That movie had such a brilliant concept, especially for a horror movie.
Ace of Spades
5/3/2010 5:23:00 PM
Originally posted by: Eddie.

I own the box set of the originals and I think that's all I need.


does yours have the 3d glasses for freddy's dead? my husband got the box set for me for christmas one year and i was so stoked on watching bad 3D effects. haha, soooooo bad. i'm not really into the 3D hype, but if they're going to continue re-making the series, a 3D version would at least make things a little different.
Jess.
5/4/2010 11:38:00 AM
3D sequel just got the green light. lol
WREN
5/4/2010 12:37:00 PM
Haley was awesome as Rorshach in the Watchmen movie. I suggest checking that out.
WREN
5/4/2010 12:38:00 PM
oh and he also plays a small role as a burnt out hippie in Semi-Pro. He's one of the funnier parts in the movie.
Iron Chef Gein
5/7/2010 1:47:00 AM
I hated it.

The makeup was awful, no need to make it look like a true burn victim.
I liked how it gave a bit of background, but it jumped all over the place.
Robert Englund should have done it, or no remake should have been made.