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Old September 28 2009, 11:36 PM   #16
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Re: A Nightmare on Elm Street trailer (Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy)

I'll agree that the trailer didn't exactly blow me away, but I'm still interested to see it. I'm a fan of the original films, for the most part, so I'm interested too see what they do with the source material and which parts they've lifted from the various sequels. Also, after seeing Watchmen, I'm looking forward to seeing whay Haley brings to the role.
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Old September 28 2009, 11:39 PM   #17
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I practically grew up with the original films (though I probably shouldn't have, given the 18 certificate ) so I don't think I'd be able to give this new one a fair hearing. To me, Robert Englund will always be Freddy.

Having said that, based on this trailer (not the best way to judge a film, I know) it looks as though they might have added the twist that Freddy wasn't actually a child killer in life, but an innocent man lynched for something he didn't do.

I suppose it adds a little more dimension to the character if he's a tortured soul out for vengeance...but I'm not sure. Making Freddy a tragic character sort of takes away from the idea that he's evil incarnate, an unstoppable force that even death couldn't hold.

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Old September 28 2009, 11:46 PM   #18
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I think it looks pretty great, actually.
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Old September 29 2009, 02:59 AM   #19
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Re: A Nightmare on Elm Street trailer (Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy)

Looks fun. I enjoyed what they did with "Friday the 13th" so it'll be worth a watch in my book.
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Old September 29 2009, 03:17 AM   #20
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I think it looks pretty great, actually.
Thank you.
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Old September 29 2009, 04:50 AM   #21
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Re: A Nightmare on Elm Street trailer (Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy)

I'll reserve judgment because The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was halfway decent.. but Friday the 13th was the worst film I've seen in over a year.
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Old September 29 2009, 05:58 AM   #22
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Say what you will about Friday the 13th but it had the best sex scene I've ever seen in a horror film ever. And that's all that matters.
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Old September 29 2009, 07:04 AM   #23
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It looks pretty good. I agree with the sentiment that it doesn't seem to show anything new, in fact it looks like a much closer remake to the older movies than is "normal" for these kind of remakes.

That's fine actually. I think a back to basics approach is kind of what's needed.
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Old September 29 2009, 07:04 AM   #24
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Say what you will about Friday the 13th but it had the best sex scene I've ever seen in a horror film ever. And that's all that matters.
Hmm...maybe I will check it out now.
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Old September 29 2009, 02:23 PM   #25
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Ugh, did they really need to bring back the red and green sweater and fedora? I was hoping for whole new look for Freddy. Something a lot less campy and played out.
That'd be like getting rid of Jason's hockey mask or Superman's red S.
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Old September 29 2009, 07:36 PM   #26
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Ugh, did they really need to bring back the red and green sweater and fedora? I was hoping for whole new look for Freddy. Something a lot less campy and played out.
If memory serves, I think they darkened him down for "Wes Craven's New Nightmare" with a black trench coat and a less mechanical glove. Don't remember exactly how effective that was, it's been a while.
Still, as someone else pointed out, it's part of what makes Freddy a recognisable character. It's not just the burns and the claws, it's the whole package.
Plus if you're going to totally re-invent a character's look and persona then you might as well come up with something totally original, otherwise it's just cashing in on a name.
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Old September 29 2009, 08:10 PM   #27
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Ugh, did they really need to bring back the red and green sweater and fedora? I was hoping for whole new look for Freddy. Something a lot less campy and played out.
That'd be like getting rid of Jason's hockey mask or Superman's red S.
What if we gave Superman a hockey mask?
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Old September 30 2009, 08:35 PM   #28
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Ugh, did they really need to bring back the red and green sweater and fedora? I was hoping for whole new look for Freddy. Something a lot less campy and played out.
That'd be like getting rid of Jason's hockey mask or Superman's red S.
What if we gave Superman a hockey mask?
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Old September 30 2009, 09:12 PM   #29
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but Friday the 13th was the worst film I've seen in over a year.
Yeah it's wasn't great... but I still liked it better than any of the ORIGINAL Friday the 13th movies. lol
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Old September 30 2009, 09:17 PM   #30
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Ugh, did they really need to bring back the red and green sweater and fedora? I was hoping for whole new look for Freddy. Something a lot less campy and played out.
That'd be like getting rid of Jason's hockey mask or Superman's red S.
I realize they're iconic, but that doesn't mean it also isn't cheesy as hell. Especially when I look at that outfit today.

And at least the hockey mask looks kind of sinister on it's own. The red and green christmas sweater and Indiana Jones fedora? Not so much.

Besides, to me the CONCEPT behind the Nightmare series is strong enough that it doesn't really need the silly costume. The burnt face and glove are good enough for me.
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