Critics Consensus: Nightmare, Vengeance Both Get Panned

Summary

This week at the movies, we've got the return of Freddy Krueger A Nightmare on Elm Street, starring Jackie Earle Haley and Kyle Gallner) and some angry rodents (Furry Vengeance, starring Brendan Fraser and Brooke Shields). What do the critics have to say? Freddy Krueger, one of horror cinema's most iconic killers, is back to terrorize the teens of Springwood. Unfortunately, say critics, the new incarnation of A Nightmare on Elm Street is stale stuff, lacking the imagination and scares of its predecessors. Critics say Furry Vengeance is no Over the Hedge; instead, it's a mirthless, aggressively dumb family comedy that substitutes slapstick violence for laughs or a message. Back to Article

Comments

Aaron R.

Aaron R.

Anyone that pays to see "Furry Vengeance" deserves everything bad that happens to them for the rest of their miserable life.

Apr 30 - 12:37 PM

TombstoneLawDog

Daniel Klein

I was gonna say that this is the only kind of movie that Fraser does well in, financially, but then I stumbled upon this article. Dunno that it answers your question, but interesting reading.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=2744&p=.htm

I think he really just needs to fire his agent. Twice.

Apr 30 - 12:47 PM

helawrence

Harold Lawrence

I agree with Patrick, I knew the critics were gonna hate it and I knew it would get horrible reviews but that has never stopped me from enjoying a movie. I'm one of those people that question why Transformers Revenge of the Fallen got such bad reviews when it was exactly what it was suppose to be, a fun movie with giant machines beating the s*it out of each other. Sure it wasn't the best story it could have been and the acting was only so far as okay but I didn't go see it for that, I went for the special effects and in your face action. So,when I go see A Nightmare on Elm street tonight I'm not expecting great characters or great story - for the most part when has any of the Nightmare movies had either of those things anyway - I'm looking to be entertained by some cool claw slashing and a creepy presence by Jackie, I mean Freddy.

Apr 30 - 01:23 PM

Dave J

Dave J

"The Mummy" and "Blast from the Past" are pretty decent Brendan Fraser films!!

Apr 30 - 02:09 PM

MaxRenn

M thomas

brandons, the original nightmare on elm street is a classic, and one of the best horror films ever made. the fact that you call dark knight brilliant and original nightmare corny and stupid badly reflects on your taste. dark knight is a heaping pile of dog crap. you do have it right about original Halloween though, that is a brilliant piece of work.

Apr 30 - 02:40 PM

JAKEofMIDWORLD

Jake Almond

Am I the only one who is finding it stupid that some critics are bashing the "child molester" story line in the new Nightmare? I know it was never spelled out, but come on, it was certainly implied. Freddy was always a pervert child molester. These new writers didn't add that. Freddy was always using his tongue in disgusting ways and there was certainly a dangerous sexual undertone in quite a few of the Elm Street films, even with some of the creative set designs.

Apr 30 - 03:35 PM

JAKEofMIDWORLD

Jake Almond

I will admit that it was handled with much more subtlety and in a much more creative way. That is something all these recent Hollywood hack writers seem to lack. It seems that at one time a staff (hack) writer could at least churn out something interesting.

Apr 30 - 03:38 PM

Jonas M.

Jonas Meriwether

i heard people who like incest are really into New Nightmare on Elm Street.

May 1 - 01:25 AM

JAKEofMIDWORLD

Jake Almond

You called it dude. Nightmare fans are pedir-asses.

May 1 - 09:23 AM

libertysunbeam

john jones

kick ass sucked, its nothing more than a nightmare, it doesnt know what to be. its too funny to be an action movie, to violent to be a comedy and to stupid to be a superhero movie. badly paced, hit girl gets too much screentime. badly demographicaly targeted, doesnt know wether to be for teens or be for adults. the characters are either inept or A-holish (hit girl/big daddy are a-holes to kickass through 98% of the movie).

Im glad nightmare epic failed. Im betting battlefield earth has a higher rating on the tomatoe meter. :). train your dragon was terrific. kickass needs to be retitled suckass.

May 1 - 01:58 PM

zacbunny

Zac Hunn

That's what I thought... I mean, it's bad when even the trailer makes you cringe.

May 1 - 03:50 PM

sunsaz

Chris Moore

I think we have our first Razzie contenders with Vengeance and last week's Back-Up Plan.

Is it next week yet?

May 1 - 05:00 PM

sunsaz

Chris Moore

I think we have our first Razzie contenders with Vengeance and last week's Back-Up Plan.

Is it next week yet?

May 1 - 05:01 PM

stylus59

G C

if it hadn't been for just 1 fresh comment, furry vengeance will top battlefield earth as the worst film EVER!!! i wonder if armond white gave it a fresh review

May 1 - 10:43 PM

Ivan D.

Ivan Dulin

Agree.
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Rebecca Clark

SO true.

DAMN IT I STILL NEED TO SEE IT DX

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