MBay’s NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

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  1. QLRformer

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    What did people think of it? Was it more or less frightening than the original or its sequels? Was Harley a better Krueger than Englund?

    Was the fact that it was a Michael Bay production hamper it in any way (you know, stigmata)?
     
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    I enjoyed it. I thought Haley was far creepier, in the intended ChiMo way. The original is classic 80's horror, and the new one went with the dark, wannabe-serious horror we see more of today.

    I didn't think there was anything in it that indicated Bay had anything to do with it.
     
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    It was alright. Much better than the Friday the 13th remake, anyways. Was hard to take Freddy seriously though especially considering he sounds exactly like Rorschach.
     
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    Jackie Earle Haley's Freddy put Robert Englund's Freddy to shame. He used that claw-glove like he actually knew how to use it, for one thing. By comparison, Robert's Freddy comes across as rather bumbling and only mildly unsettling. Jackie's Freddy is the one I would truly not want to meet in my dreams.

    Like the new Friday the 13th (another great remake), Michael Bay's influence barely made itself known.
     
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    Yea he really is a bumbling fool most of the time in the originals. The only time I thought Freddy was scary from the older movies was in New Nightmare.

    I also enjoyed the Friday remake.
     
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    I'm in the minority then, but I didn't like it at all.
    The CG work was unconvincing.
    They were supposed to explore that Freddy was a child molester, but they barely touched on it.
    There cast a bunch of 25 year old people as high school students and they looked goofy running around displaying teenage angst and disobeying their parents.

    But, the women were CRAZY HAWT! :) 
     
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    Eh, at least it explored the child molester angle far more than the original did. Actually showing Freddy get burned to death was a plus; all we got in the original was Nancy's mom telling the story.

    Kyle Gallner shone in his role. Dude is one of the most talented young actors today.
     
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    Indeed. Loved him in The Haunting in Connecticut.
     
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    Interesting...I might have to check out the remake now.
     
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    I didn't think that any of the actors did a bad job -its just that they were obviously older than high school kids. But that's a problem with a lot of movies and TV shows.

    And the thing about the child molester angle was largely due to my expectations -something I tell other people they should temper. :) 

    I never actually saw the remake of Friday the 13th. Is that any good?
     
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    Yes. It's superb. After you see Derek Mears' performance as Jason, you'll never want anyone else to play the role.
     
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    Haley is awesome and is the only reason I watched it. I didn't care for the movie much as a whole.
     
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    Loved it. Englund was pretty much Bugs Bunny with claws most of the time. I like him, but he was. JEH actually freaked me out once or twice and reminded me of why I had Freddy nightmares (and I admit, I still do). Can't wait for the second one.
     
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    The remake was boring as shit. As was JEH in the role.
     
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    Despite being a huge elm street fan, I thought the remake was terrible. However Haley does a good job as freddy, though I still prefer Englund portrayal.
     
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    The night I saw it there was a huge thunderstorm that I had to drive through on my way home. Unfortunately, I ended up remembering more about the drive/weather than the movie.
     
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    I loved the darker, more serious tone of it. I'm a big Freddy fan, and loved all the 80s classics, but Freddy was more funny than scary in the original. I enjoyed this version of it. I didn't know Bay was behind it, tho.
     

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