A Nightmare on Elm Street Reviews
Jackie Earl Haley's performance as Freddy Krueger was phenomenal. He finally brought back the angry and scary Freddy Krueger that had been missing for decades. Robert Englund's Freddy ended up being a fucking laughable clown. Even when Wes Craven wanted to "fix him" in his "New Nightmare" he still came out hilarious. That scene where he tried to eat Heather Langenkamp's boy with the long tongue...Please...
The not-really-a-twist of Freddy being a child molester (something that Wes Craven and company actually thought of, but didn't have the balls to do back in the day) was also fucking awesome. The kids being totally oblivious of what happened to them and Freddy coming back to remind THEM little by little whilst torturing them, BRILLIANT! The fact that we see Freddy alive and being killed by the angry parents is a plus that we never actually had in the originals. At least not in detail. All the back story was necessary!
The nightmare sequences are great. The kills are great. The whole atmosphere is great. The nitpicking on the CG is really getting old. Get over it, assholes. The only thing I can agree upon is that the not-so-teens are very bland and boring. Heather Langenkamp was an unforgettable Nancy. Rooney Mara is just blah and so are the rest of the "kids". Really, their combined performances take at least two stars away from this movie. But they fade into the background into what is, really, an awesome goddamn remake. That's the word. RE-FUCKING-MAKE! Why did the "critics" say that they were too many scenes similar to the original? THAT'S WHAT A FUCKING REMAKE IS, YOU DUMB PIECES OF SHIT!
Overall, this movie deserves a chance. For those who hated it, watch it again after reading this. I give it 3 out of 5 stars. The dumb youngins take away two solid stars.
Rotten Tomatoes bitches, you can rot in hell and let Freddy torture you there for all eternity