Sunday, May 2, 2010
I have to say I was very happy with this re-make. I usually despise when they remake classic horror flicks. I mean '80's horror movies are just so great! They were the pioneers for horror and scary movies! You should never, ever, ever remake a good thing! Every time a preview for it came on TV I started singing that stupid song and giggling insanely! I think I actually screamed "FREDDY!" once.... ya I'm weird I know, but I love horror movies.
They did a wonderful job of capturing the true horror of being killed in your sleep. I liked how they kept all the death scenes similar but with an added twist to them. You know how in horror movies every time a character is in front of a mirror and they bend down and then come back up there's something behind them? Ya well the people who make horror movies have it all figured out. They know your expecting that to happen so they put the scene in there anyway, so you're all like "OMG OMG! Something is going to be in the reflection!" and then nothing happens. They lull you into a false sense of security and then wham! Freddy's in the bed with you! It also gave me great pleasure to see Kellan (Emmett from Twilight) slit his own throat with a steak knife. Well... not really. I was actually excited that he was in it because I really like him as an actor(even though he has relatively small parts) and of course he's the first one to die. :(
The only thing I didn't really enjoy about this movie was the new Freddy. Granted who could ever live up to Englund, but still. Jackie Earle Haley does a great job, but he just didn't have the originals twisted sense of humor and just utter creepiness. The original Freddy didn't need a motive, he was just a sick twisted bastard. The new Freddy had a motive, which was kind of cool but also kind of detracted from the terrifying idea of a madman after you in your dreams.
Overall I thought it was a pretty good remake! I loved the fact that the girl that survived was a crazy art freak like myself. :P Okay that's a bit biased but hey I'm entitled to that every once a while. The crazy art freaks never survive! And the ending just made me laugh. Add in the fact that my mom screamed during the movie (okay like once, it was still hilarious though) and the fact that this REALLY made me jump I rate it a 3 1/2 stars. It was good, but just not up to standards with the original. Can't beat the classics!
Posted by Ky at 9:23 AM