Death stalks the dreams of several young adults to claim its revenge on the killing of Freddy Kruger. Chased and chastised by this finger-bladed demon, it is the awakening of old memories and the denials of a past of retribution that spurns this hellish vision of a dreamlike state and turns death into a nightmare reality.Written by
(at around 35 mins) When Quentin is searching the internet, he types the search term "sleep deprivation" then presses enter, then uses the mouse to click the search button (blast off). Generally, after pressing enter, you wouldn't need to click the button afterwards to get the results. See more »
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The movie's title doesn't appear on screen until nearly 10 minutes into the movie. See more »
Jackie Earle Haley kills it with his Freddy performance, but the movie is D.O.A.
First the good, Jackie Earle Haley is an absolute blast as Freddy Kruger. Not only does he have the sick sense of humor the character is known for, but also brings in sexual perversion and grime that makes the character scary but also different enough that he manages to escape Robert Englund's long shadow. Unfortunately the movie itself from its writing and directing to its other characters make the movie feel overproduced and underdeveloped. Samuel Bayer is better known as a director of music videos and commercials, and as Michael Bay has proven, just because you can get a good angel on Jennifer Lopez's butt doesn't mean you should try making movies. As a result the movie has a look that tries to be grungy, but comes off more like background imagery one would expect in a Marylin Manson video. The cast are a mixed bag, Rooney Mara as Nancy is easily the most charismatic and likable as our lead, but the rest of the casts credits include CW Teen Dramas, Twilight, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles which should give you an idea of the level of investment we can expect from such a group. The story is also pretty half assed. It tries to fool the audience into thinking that Freddy might've been wrongly accused by the angry mob that killed him, but Haley's performance with the barely concealed lechery and predatory aspects undermines this development and leads me to believe this was most likely just squeezed in at the last possible moment to add SOMETHING to the mix that couldn't be traced back to the original. As it stands, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010 is worth watching at least once for Haley's performance, but the rest of the movie is hollow and pointless.
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