Before it came out I was reading so much hype about Jackie Earle Haley playing Freddie and how awesome he was in the role. Now, I don't think anyone could have done it better than Robert Englund, and I understand that Haley wasn't trying to outdo Englund, but rather put his own spin on the Freddy character... but he just didn't do it for me. This was a remake I just felt added nothing to the original. When I thought we were going to get this long back story on Freddy, and what he had done and how he became what he is, I was pumped. But, they glossed over the one thing they could have done to improve on the original, to me anyway. I don't hate it, I guess. But, could've been better.
Agreed. When the new one was getting ready to release, the commercials made Jackie Earle Haley's version of Freddie seem really terrifying, but when watching the actual movie I thought Englund really did it better.
Maybe because I just love the ones with Englund, but overall, I felt the remake just wasn't on the level of the original, all the way around. Original all the way for me.
Post by MacReadyOrNot on Jan 26, 2020 9:18:18 GMT -5
Original. The remake never stood a chance. Not the way the studio made it.
Could have updated it better and put some twists and turns in it that would have taken the original fans off guard. Could have gotten actors that actually cared about being in a horror remake like this instead of using this as a jumping off point to start their career.
I like Jackie Earle Haley as an actor, very much so, and if there were way more practical effects throughout the remake, especially with his make-up, I would have felt he could have really delivered. He did as Rorschach in Watchmen, and his face wasn't always seen in that one. Still . . .
Maybe Michael Rooker would have been a better choice. Or even Doug Jones.
I want another Nightmare movie. To make up for the remake.
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The remake is fine, but doesn't compare to the original. Caught it for a midnight viewing and had a great time with it. England just has an air around him, he just has the charisma that draws you in, even if the character that is a psychotic child murdering dream demon.