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July 20, 2017
Everyone says this movie is bad but it is not Jackie earl haily is good as Freddy and he is very scary, the one thing this movie is bad is the jump scares there are way to many and it is very cliche.
July 20, 2017
It wasnt scary and without Robert as Freddy the new Freddy felt empty. The movie felt not scary at all and the acting wasn't that good.
July 15, 2017
You are just wrong if you think that this is not the best Freddy has ever been.
½ July 6, 2017
One,two this movie aint that bad.Tree,four better better watch it back.Five,six there is alot of things that are fixed.Seven,eight better stay up late. Nine,ten NEVER SLEEP AGAIN!
½ June 25, 2017
Well made and well acted, A Nightmare on Elm Street suffers mainly from the fact that it is a remake of one of the best horror movies of all time and, frankly, it can't compare to the original. Rooney Mara and Jackie Earle Haley both give strong performances, but sadly they are overshadowed by the original's Heather Langenkamp and Robert Englund respectively. The film lacks many of the clever twists of the original, and the increased gore isn't enough to compensate for that. The changes to and expansion on Freddy Krueger's aren't entirely unwelcome, but they're also proof that the runtime needed padding. Overall, this a genuinely good film, as long as you try not to compare it to the original.
½ June 19, 2017
This take on Freddy is appalling. Why does he look like that?
June 10, 2017
The Nightmares has come at last >:)
June 10, 2017
Pretty shitty remake for a classic horror movie.
May 28, 2017
Wes is getting mad... Freddy goes serious and strict in this one... It's somewhat like he ate a hard-to-swallow bitter melon that he can't fart it out....
May 26, 2017
A disgrace to everything Wes Craven created in 1984, this modern remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street falls completely flat in every regard. Everything that made Craven's film so special is nowhere to be found here, and it all reeks of lazy horror filmmaking to make a quick buck. There's one major plot change that tries to change things up, which, while admirable in attempting to add new lore to the material, turns Craven's original scary-but-campy story into a dour mood killer. Characters are one-note without the slightest hint of personality, making it hard to root for their survival unlike Craven's more likeable protagonists. The only cast member who even comes close to being an exception is Rooney Mara, but even she can't elevate this material to anything more. Topping Robert Englund is a seemingly impossible task, but Jackie Earle Haley in theory sounds like a solid replacement as any: unfortunately, like the film as a whole, he lacks the zaniness, and even the creepiness, of Englund's portrayal. None of Krueger's exploits are ever all that frightening, held down by cheap, by-the-numbers scares and effects that somehow look worse than the 26-year-old original. If the film does anything right, it's bringing Nancy and co.'s same fight to stay awake directly to you.
May 25, 2017
I honestly don't understand why majority hated on this movie. I really liked it for a remake.
May 25, 2017
I just have one question. They couldn't find anyone age appropriate for the role of Kris? She's supposed to be a high high school student and looks like a parent!
½ May 18, 2017
loved it .watched it repeatedly ..this Freddy is the sexiest
April 27, 2017
In this movie, it was realistic and full of drama. The first scene started at a restaurant. Dean has been having nightmares when he fell asleep. That is when Freddy showed up out of nowhere and attack him. He kept repeating "You're not real" to Freddy in his dreams and in real life. Kris sees him holding a knife in his hand like he was trying to kill himself. In reality, it was Freddy who killed him. The actor's tone who was playing Freddy Krueger was demanding and serious. Freddy was getting revenge on the teen's parents for burning him alive in a warehouse by killing their kids in their dreams. Krueger seems innocent in the flashback but he's not. The movie has more action in it. I like this movie better than the other ones because it was realistic, it's full of drama, and has more action in it. The action of this movie makes you scared of Freddy Krueger when he appears right behind you. It makes me want to jump out of fright. He really scares people when he killed Nancy's mom through her eyes through the window. It was really terrifying! This is for people who likes horror movies.
½ April 8, 2017
Pathetic and often boring remake of a classic. Freddy's makeup and lines were weak. CGI was over used. Didn't connect to characters at all. There is only one Robert Englund!
March 26, 2017
This movie was kind of great Wes craven's New Nightmare I kind of liked better But this was still okay Good job New Freddy HAVE A COOKIE!
March 17, 2017
Jackie Earle Haley's sinister performance brings the nightmare-inducing monster back to his darker, less comical roots that made the original so scary, but this Nightmare on Elm Street remake makes the perplexing decision to abandon a thought-provoking twist, and loses much of its innovative flair as a result.
March 12, 2017
The dark tone provides an interesting backdrop for this new take on Freddy Krueger, but the narrative itself fails to deliver on almost every level.
March 5, 2017
First of all, who was the fucking dipshit that said this movie was terrible? Where did you fucking get your "movie critic" degree from?

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
March 2, 2017
I know you watched it in 2010 with expectations and right away said ''this is just a copy, its not as good''. Of course it is and of course its not, how could it be? But rewatch it without the automatic comparison. Forget that you know by heart the 8 previous movies. Watch THIS movie for itself. Of course there are a few reproductions of some of the most iconic shots (the body bag in the hallway, the glove in the bath, liquid ground) but it's also a good remake. It has good directing, good acting, good suspense. Sure the characters are not as perfectly well drawn as in the originals; in the slasher genre, the Elm series was unique in this regard. I also kind of loathe the idea of playing with Freddy's innocence as a child molester as Freddy needs to be also evil as a living person but they fixed this toward the end (although he was a child killer in the original and this should have been kept.) It has it's own thing going, building on the mythology, using the good bits to maximised effect (like the café, and Nancy being the waitress like Alice was). The build up is strong, the pace is consistant and the tension is as real as it was 30 years ago. I believe Freddy Krueger is the single scariest concept ever devised in the history of horror stories and this is still him, remake or not, with or without Englund, old Nancy or new.
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