Matt_Molgaard wrote:hm4life wrote:as for this movie it made up for the crap that came after the 3rd movie and I really dig this remake and IMHO its kinda overly hated.
it definitely receives some unwarranted hatred. Ironically enough, the points the TS lists as qualities serve as most of the film's downfall.the CGI is okay, but it launches with the bedroom/wall scene, and that is the epitome of awful CGI. It literally look like it climbed straight out of a student film. It picks up from there, but it's tough to shake that initial scene and the negative impact it has on the opticals.
The story itself offers some cool new additions, but ultimately the pacing is botched. I chalk this up to Bayers inexperience, and still, give the fact that it's his first feature film, feel he did a pretty fair job.
The acting isn't great. Kyle Gallner does a great job, but that's almost part of the problem; he outshines Rooney Mara as Nancy. There's another issue for me. Rooney was only decent. The acting is well executed, but Mara just doesn't bring the personality and charm that Langenkamp brought to the role and that leaves her sitting in the background, playing sidekick to Gallner's character.
Loved Haley as Freddy. He was excellent, and i loved the makeup; so much more realistic than the original makeup.
Overall, I consider it a pretty good remake. I think the flick could have been stronger, but it could have been a whole hell of a lot worse. I think of it like this; in an alternate universe where no past Nightmare films existed, I would enjoy that for a first installment. It's certainly creepy, and it's got some kick ass moments.
Not as fantastic as part one, but arguably superior to every other franchise effort sans 3 and New Nightmare.
I do agree about the CGI and Nancy Character was kinda stupid but the things that I loved about this remake was they made Freddy dark and creepy again because Nightmare 4-freddy's dead made him into a ass clown and where I laugh instead taking it as a horror movie. its not perfect but its not the worst thing I saw.