I'm back from seeing the remake of Nightmare on Elm Street and I have to say... The original is better, however this version wasn't bad.
I know, I know, I should be used to this by now, but I had to give this a try. But I'll say it again, the original is better.
Here's why (bullet point time)
- Freddy's face almost seems nicer in the updated version. In the original, he looked scarier.
- The opening credits sucked, a waste of time for 4 minutes.
- Kellan Lutz's scene could have been left out.
- All the names were changed, but Nancy's.
- I didn't care for the updated version of Nancy. Her role didn't come to life until the last 35 minutes of the movie. Plus, they made her kind of goth-ish and nonchalant, not the feisty 'Nancy' Heather Langenkamp gave us.
- Freddy was not a child murderer, he was a molester in this version. I felt like this change took the 'horror' factor away from Freddy.
- Jackie Earle Haley did a great job as Freddy. Love Jackie.
- The famous 'Freddy coming through the wall' scene SUX in the new version.
- The dreams were not fun or scary, but creative.
- There were no 'long arms' sceneno pulling Glenn down into the bed and blood flood the ceiling... No, just a bunch of 'jump' scenes.
- The characters were boring, noone stood out. But Jackie/Freddy.
- We learned more about the parents of the Elm Street kids.
- Nancy didn't have a Cop dad, in fact, she had no dad.
- They didn't seem like High School students, more like college kids.
- I enjoyed Rooney Mara, I just wished we got more 'Nancy' out of her.
- I was bored from this version.
- Honestly, there was no reason to remake this. It didn't increase the value of the story or Freddy's or Nancy's characters.
- The 'mother ending' scene was slightly better in the updated version.