A nightmare on Elm Street – Remake (2010) movie review.

6 Oct


Soo…
I saw it, the A nightmare on Elm Street – remake (2010) and I instantly started hating it, but at the end credits I had seen some moments that was far better than the original. Here are some differences for good and bad.

What was better than the original:

1) Story explains why the kids suddenly falls into sleep:
A very annoying thing about the original series was that the kids fell into sleep for all kinds of reasons. They could have fallen asleep at a Acid vs Metal concert when on speed. It have always felt forced, like “now someone has to die, make them fall asleep NOW!”. The last part of the film had a much more logical or at least explained constant falling asleep through story telling.

2) Krueger looks better in this movie
In A nightmare on Elm Street part 3 we had stopped seeing Fred Krueger as a menace and threat and more as a creative killer of annoying teens. He became cartoon, but in the original Elm Street he was suppose to be scary. But he did´t look like a burn victim, he looked like someone made of plastic (like a melted, rubbery Chucky.) In this movie, Krueger looks like he got burned. In short he looks more scary and menacing. I also like the explanation of why he killed children in life, but now only kills teens (as that seemed to be a plot hole in the original, although understandebal.)

3) Everything looks better
Well post-production can pretty much fix anything except acting talent and give something a soul. Some of the transitions between dreamscapes, bloody deaths and surprises where visually realistic, believable and pretty. Everything production value was far better in this film than in the original.

What was worse:

1) The characters are 1. dimensional:
I don´t remember if the Wes Craven´s version had any more depth to the characters, but I am pretty sure that the story went a little slower before massacre starts. The characters in this movie are so boring and uninteresting that even with all the crazy effects I just don´t get involved. Hollywood have forgotten that with scary, as in funny, the pauses increases and emphasizes the feelings.

2) With all the effects, why not make the dream events more dreamy?
The dreams weren´t very surreal. There where some events, but they still felt way to real (fillmed in studio to represent) to be dreamy.

3) Not much new to tell
Yes the effects where good, Krueger looked better and was more evil than in all the original, but something was not there. It felt like “A nightmare on Elm Street” for the new generation (who are soulless retarded with no opinion, taste or mind) but in the last 26 yeas nothing new could be added to a movie with lots of fans. I mean, come on, there had to be some fans who interrupted more to this movie than this. Some creative person who saw something else to focus on. But no, this movie, although not a completely identical plot as the original, feels futile and like a gold encrusted fruit.

In conclusion: This movie is like all other remakes, darker visually, darker plot wise (more or less explicitly states that Krueger was a pedophile), better effects but… It´s soulless. Not made by a fan or a visionary, but a person and company who want´s to earn more money on a franchise (“dah!“). Hollywood deserve to die. They are old and unimportant. Krueger kill Hollywood though the American dream for me.

Blog 2.0 - The scary part is that we are told ``Not to fall asleep´´ but our eyes gets heavier and heavier though each minute of film

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2 Responses to “A nightmare on Elm Street – Remake (2010) movie review.”

  1. LaDolceVita October 6, 2010 at 10:15 pm #

    Självklart är såna artiklar roliga. Framför allt när man har en dotter då hon blev våldtagen vid 12 års ålder & äcklet erkände, fick 2 års fängelse, kom ut efter 1 år & fortsätter jaga små flickor. … Fy fan så vidrigt!!!!

    • AndyAce83 October 6, 2010 at 10:50 pm #

      How nice of you to enjoy my movie review:)

      Hvis jeg gjør noe stygt med deg, er det da ok å spre det til en tilfeldig annen?

      Jeg sier ofte “Onskap ender med meg” og det betyr at man skal tilgi eller iallefall aldri la mørke erfaringer gå utover uskyldige.

      En voldtekt av en mann kan ikke retferdig gjøre voldtekter av kvinner like lite som henrettelse skaper balanse ved et drap. Jeg har aldri voldtatt noen, ville du ledd hvis jeg ble voldtatt da?

      Det finnes menn som har blitt voldtatt, blir slått av sine kjærester, får brystkreft og testikkel kreft. Ingen fane for oss. Ingen dag for oss. Jeg krever ikke at du skal synes synd på mannen (like lite som jeg synes synd på kvinnen) men å le av voldtekt fordi det var en mann som ble det er hat.

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