Wes Craven brought us this film back in the 80’s, and in 2010 Freddy Krueger was brought back to the big screen to replicate the original film in a modern day setting.
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A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) Review continued…
Surely, you know the story. Who doesn’t know of Freddy Krueger, the man with a grilled face who kills your children in their dreams (not while they are dreaming, but IN THEIR DREAMS). A brilliant plot if I have ever heard one. I love the Freddy films and I’m a big Wes Craven fan for sure. But the main question for this 2010 remake, is how it compares to the original.
Pros: I like the modern setting as I do with most movies. Modern based movies are able to appeal to an audience easier and it makes the movie more relatable, which provides the viewer with a level of comfort while watching, even if it is a slasher film. And I will also point out that the cast was well constructed, even though I don’t believe that different casting for this film would have changed my outlook too much. Lastly I must mention Freddy’s appearance has improved in terms of scariness. I think that the new look fits Freddy better and makes him appear less humorous, as opposed to the old one.
Cons: Nevertheless, you can’t beat a classic in this case. A remake of this movie is something I was highly anticipating, and I’m glad they did it, but it isn’t better than the original, even with it’s modern setting and improved costumes/makeup. It is indeed the same story, but the old film has a feel to it that is difficult to describe, but simply makes it more interesting to watch. Perhaps knowing Freddy from the older times and seeing him in this newer setting, just naturally feels wrong to us viewers. I just can’t say for sure.
Originality: 9/10 (Tying it to the original plot)
Abstract Rating: 80% The original is better, but this new version is worth your time if you are a Freddy fan.
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