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A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
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Directed By
Samuel Bayer

Written By:
Wesley Strick, Wes Craven, Eric Heisserer

Cast:
Jackie Earle Haley, Katie Cassidy, Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara, Thomas Dekker, Kellan Lutz, Clancy Brown, Connie Britton, Charles E Tiedje, Andrew Fiscella, Judith Hoag, Tommy Bartlett, Joe DeVito, Tony Domino, Thomas Kosik, Dan Latham, Scott Lindvall, Joseph Mazurk, Kurt Naebig, Rebecca Spence, Christian Stolte, Giota Trakas, Shirin Caiola, Christopher Midkiff, Grace Rex, Lia D. Mortensen, Anna Hagopian, Patrick Sokley, Carissa Casula, Jennifer Dickey, Greg Kuk, Eddie Kunz, Frank Anthony Meo, Kathy Midkiff, Grace Rex, Roger Wiggins


 
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) (2010)
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Movie Review by Martin
May 13th, 2010

I Always hate the idea of remakes, but I'm still interested in seeing them sometimes, if only to see how bad they are. Sometimes they can be surprisingly good! While this isn't really true of "A Nightmare on Elm Street" its not as terrible as other rehashes have been either. Compared to last years "Friday the 13th" for example, this is ace!

Its still about a bunch of similar kids who start getting knocked off in their dreams, but who Freddy Kruger is is what's been changed in an attempt to make things different (He's played by a different actor so why not change the character a bit eh?) Its the second half of this "Nightmare on Elm Street" which takes a different road from the first film in exploring Kruggers new background. I've got to say, I kind off liked the new direction it went in, it made things interesting, even if it didn't really make things better.

At the end of the day this is suppose to be a horror film, but was it really scary enough? There are some genuine jumps, as well as an exciting finale, but its always going to be compared to the super famous sh*t scary original this. Some scenes "borrowed" from the first movie have been poorly imitated, and seem rushed, as if they were just added at the last minute to make it more like the first flick. Something I disliked about the original was its ending, which you think they could of avoided here, but no, they've gone one worse! with an ending that makes no sense whatsoever! Last but not least, the casting of Jackie Earle Haley is inevitably frowned upon before the film even starts, seeing as it has been Robert Englund who's played Krugger countless times. The idea of someone else playing a character that's been around for so long and has always been connected to just one actor was never going to work, despite Haley taking a half decent stab at it.

At the end of the day, this "Nightmare on Elm Street" isn't terrible, but will never get over the fact that its a totally un-necessary remake, and always will be!

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