A Nightmare on Elm Street: A Review
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Overall, I was entertained, but I walked away a bit disappointed. There are quite a few scares, so if you are interested only in the "fear" factor, then by all means this is a flick for you. However, if you are looking for more depth and and story line progression than the original, look elsewhere.
I feel like Rob Zombie's Halloween set the bar for horror remakes. I think it is important that we see something different from these films, a reinvention of sorts or at least an expansion of the original story line. I do not feel like this movie achieved this successfully.
There was never a period of longer than 90 seconds that did not contain a dream sequence. Therefore, how could there be any substantial amount of exposition. I feel like the original film did more in the way of story line, while this remake was more about suspenseful, bloody kill scenes.
That being said, Jackie Earle Haley did a good job as Freddy. He was terrifying. The other actors were mediocre at best and paled in comparison to Heather Langenkamp and Johnnie Depp.
My score is a 6 out of 10. It isn't the worst, but it certainly isn't the best. What did you think of this movie?