A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Critic Consensus: Visually faithful but lacking the depth and subversive twists that made the original so memorable, the Nightmare on Elm Street remake lives up to its title in the worst possible way.
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Critic Reviews for A Nightmare on Elm Street
I did jump a few times, and I liked Haley's dour malevolence, but overall, the new Nightmare on Elm Street is a by-the-numbers bad dream.
Freddy's back -- and he's slicker and more sinister than ever.
It's the Bay touch you feel in the way actors register as body count, characters go undeveloped, and sensation trumps feeling. A nightmare, indeed.
This is the worst yet from Michael Bay's horror production company Platinum Dunes, which also brought you rubbish re-makes of Halloween and Friday the 13th.
Jackie Earle Haley's Krueger is a blast, but the child-molester twist is more depressingly clinical than dream-logic harrowing.
Audience Reviews for A Nightmare on Elm Street
pointless remake of a classic, ruined by making the once terrifying Freddy into nothing more than an over sun burnt Jimmy Savile.
It's amazing to me that filmmakers can't summon up competent remakes of old horror films. Given the source material, and the advancements in special effects, a remake of "A Nightmare On Elm Street", should have been a slam dunk. Instead, it was a miserable, and often boring, disaster. The writing is awful, the characters are lifeless, and the use of C.G.I. in the dream sequences is underwhelming. Jackie Earle Haley's interpretation of Freddy was passable, but there's no way it could overcome the mundane storytelling. This movie is garbage.
A Nightmare on Elm Street Quotes
|Inmate:||I'm innocent! Let me outta here! Get me the fuck outta here!|
|Freddy Krueger:||Why are you screamin'? I haven't even cut you yet.|
|Freddy Krueger:||Why are you screamin'? I haven't even cut you yet. [Chuckles]|
|Nancy Holbrook:||It hurts, doesn't it? That's because you're in my world now, bitch!|
|Freddy Krueger:||[to Nancy] You can't hurt me. This is my world. And you can't ever leave.|
|Freddy Krueger:||You can't hurt me. This is my world. And you can't ever leave.|