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A Nightmare on Elm Street [Blu-ray]
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Now What I didn't like was that the movie felt very rushed, none of the characters really made an impression on me before they got killed and I don't even remember any of their names except for Nancy's and the girl who played her wasn't even close to being as believable as Heather Langencamp from the original. One more thing that I didn't like was the change of Freddy's back story. In this movie Freddy use to be a pedophile and after the parents found out they gathered together and chased him down and burned him alive, which makes little sense...Read more ›
It tried to be so different from the original that it even excluded all the charm that made the original so popular. In 1984, Nightmare was displayed, at least in part, as an imaginative fantasy with a daydream feel. The remake instead opts to displaying it as a damned established mythology right from the very start. The mythology is the main character. Freddy takes back seat to it. Telling "The Story" is the main point to the remake and thus they make it boring. In the original, the story is incidental and is only revealed in enough an extent as to keep you held to the screen until the next kill/confrontation scene. This is also why the Halloween remakes sucked.
The original movies weren't held back by the pretentiousness of having to Tell It As A Story.
I know you Hollywood guys see remakes as the new big thing and there's no way to talk you out of it. But just remake the damn movies and leave the self-important mythologies at home.
In the original, Nancy pieces it together that the injuries Freddy inflicts on her in her dreams carries over to real life. So we see an actual linear, logical deduction take place during the course of the film. In this recent version, there is no gradual realization of the horrific circumstances.Read more ›
The weakness is in its story, which is both routine and subject to severe lapses in logic, especially as it nears the end. The characters are also problematic; they may not be like the promiscuous youths of the average teen slasher film (and for that, I'm grateful), but they are awfully bland, having been given little in the way of personality and depth. Granted, I too would be sapped of energy if I spent all my time trying to stay awake. After the apparent suicide of a high school student in a diner, classmates Kris Fowles (Katie Cassidy), Jesse Braun (Thomas Dekker), Quentin Smith (Kyle Gallner), and Nancy Holbrook (Rooney Mara) all begin having nightmares. Strange that they all dream of the same thing: A burnt man wearing a clawed glove on his right hand.
No more of the plot need be described. We all know about Freddy Krueger, both as a dream demon and as the man he was in the waking world.Read more ›
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Its not as good as the original but it is scary if you're looking for scary.Published 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
Not a fan of scary movies, but if you're into scary movies, then you should watch this one.Published 2 months ago by Bob Bray Jr.
This is as good as the original, the story has more to offer, than the original.
Both films have there points, but both deserve there own notch. Read more
It's understandable why some of the older fans may be disappointed with this remake. Their beloved Robert Englund wasn't there to portray one of the most infamous vilans ever to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Drew Walker
Why in the name of God do this??? Robert Englund brought a warped sense of humor to Freddy that I don't think can ever be duplicated. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Maureen A. Carr
Just couldn't get into this one. I hope Robert does another Nightmare soon...Published 2 months ago by Brian B.
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|If I buy this used, do I get a digital copy for my itunes or am i gonna...||
When buying used, digital copy is a complete unknown. You are allowed authorization on 3 machines, if I recall correctly. The original owner may have used up the allowed copies. I've even had a NEW retail copy of a movie fail, so even if it's new, there's no guarantee that digital copy will work.... Read More
Oct 10, 2010 by BBP | See all 2 posts
|Release date October 5th, 2010...||
thanks for the news
but october....it's gonna take too long!
Aug 2, 2010 by Italo Gianti Osorio | See all 3 posts
|New Horror/Sci Fi movies,whats the deal.||
It wasn't meant to be a pure remake of the original. This version is much darker, missing much of the tongue-in-cheek humor from the first movie. Movie studios would not finance the first Nightmare movie without the humor, to take the edge off Freddy and make him more palatable to audiences. ... Read More
May 26, 2011 by B. Kelly | See all 4 posts
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