Sound Off: Sam Bayer's A Nightmare on Elm Street - Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
April 30, 2010
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Horror mastermind Wes Craven started this franchise 26 years ago and arriving in theaters today is Platinum Dunes' brand new remake/reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street. How is this new horror remake from Michael Bay's infamous company? How does it compare to the original movie from 1984? How is Jackie Earle Haley as the new Freddy Krueger? How are the kills and how is Freddy's origin story? Does it deserve the low 15% from critics that it has on Rotten Tomatoes? If you've seen it, then leave a comment below and let us know what you thought of Nightmare on Elm Street!
To fuel the fire, while I really wanted to enjoy this new, modern Nightmare on Elm Street reboot as much as I enjoyed Platinum Dunes' Friday the 13th reboot, it just wasn't that great. I honestly thought it was pretty mediocre and unfortunately it was the true definition of "all style, no substance." It at least looked great and I thought Sam Bayer did a great job working with the dark style and dream sequences, but the story was just so bland and unexciting, I felt like it was dragging on way too long barely even half-way through. There were some great scenes at the end and the final kill was awesome, but not much else about this movie was great.
What did you think of A Nightmare on Elm Street? A solid horror remake or one of the worst?