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Old May 19 2010, 09:51 PM   #31
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Re: A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) Discussion & Grading

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The original NOES wasn't very funny. It wasn't until the 3rd movie that dark humor became a big part of the series.
I was nearly falling out of my seat with laughter at the first one. At no point have I ever considered any of them even remotely scary.
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Old May 20 2010, 02:41 AM   #32
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It's different if you were laughing because you thought it wasn't scary. To each his own. But in the instance to which I was referring, you said Freddy was spouting one-liners, which is just plain wrong.
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Old May 20 2010, 11:22 AM   #33
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The Never Sleep Again documentary is out, too. I haven't seen it yet, but I've heard good things.
It's actually really good. And since it's not made by the studio, it's pretty honest. But at just under 4 hours, you have to set aside a nice chunk of time for it.
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Old May 20 2010, 08:48 PM   #34
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It's different if you were laughing because you thought it wasn't scary. To each his own. But in the instance to which I was referring, you said Freddy was spouting one-liners, which is just plain wrong.
I do not remember him ever having any dialog that wasn't some smart assed remark to his victims.
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Old May 20 2010, 09:35 PM   #35
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I'm telling you, that's why you need to rent it. He actually doesn't have that many lines at all.

IMDB lists lines like:

Fred Krueger: I'm your boyfriend now, Nancy.


Fred Krueger: [approaching Nancy] I'll kill you slow!



Nancy
: Come on, Freddy. Can't you catch me?
Freddy Krueger: I'm going to split you in two.



Nancy: Glenn? Where are you? Are you there?
Freddy Krueger: [whispers] I'm here.


As opposed to Nightmare 3:

Freddy Krueger: I said, "Where's the fucking bourbon?"
[decapitates mom]
Freddy Krueger: You should listen to your mother.


Freddy Krueger: This is it, Jennifer: your big break in TV.
Jennifer Caulfield: [screams]
Freddy Krueger: Welcome to prime time, bitch.
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Old May 21 2010, 02:01 AM   #36
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I watched this movie a few days ago. Damn. BORING!

If this topic had a poll, I'd give it a Poor.

Not scary at all. Way too many jump scares, and the deaths weren't creative at all. I didn't care about any of the characters.

At least the original had Johnny Depp.
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Old May 21 2010, 03:23 AM   #37
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Spaceman Spiff wrote: View Post
I'm telling you, that's why you need to rent it. He actually doesn't have that many lines at all.

IMDB lists lines like:

Fred Krueger: I'm your boyfriend now, Nancy.


Fred Krueger: [approaching Nancy] I'll kill you slow!



Nancy: Come on, Freddy. Can't you catch me?
Freddy Krueger: I'm going to split you in two.



Nancy: Glenn? Where are you? Are you there?
Freddy Krueger: [whispers] I'm here.


As opposed to Nightmare 3:

Freddy Krueger: I said, "Where's the fucking bourbon?"
[decapitates mom]
Freddy Krueger: You should listen to your mother.


Freddy Krueger: This is it, Jennifer: your big break in TV.
Jennifer Caulfield: [screams]
Freddy Krueger: Welcome to prime time, bitch.
They all seem about as equally funny to me.
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Old May 21 2010, 03:35 AM   #38
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Rorschach, John Connor and Smallville's The Flash were in it at least
I know what you mean.

Rorschach. John Conner, Smallville's Flash, Supernatural's Ruby, Twilight' Emmett, and the mom from Friday Night Lights. It was so damn distracting. They should have went with more unknowns. The only person I didn't know from another franchise was the girl that played Nancy.
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Old May 21 2010, 03:54 AM   #39
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Haley was great, given what he had to work with.

Everything else was pretty shit really. Whoever cast Nancy should never work in film again. Poor actress placed in a watered-down version of the role. Not much imagination in it, and it came off as a lazy, by-the-numbers remake.

Pointless.

Rent the original instead, if you don't already own it.
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Old May 21 2010, 07:09 AM   #40
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1st, There were way too many "Jump Scares" if thats what they're called. Where everything is quiet and then BAM!!! a loud jolt. It got kinda old after 7-8 of them.

2nd, I thought Freddy's kills were way too quick and easy. That was the cool thing about the originals. Freddy at least toyed with his prey.

3rd, The way they started off the story with the blonde chick (who looked waay to old to be in High School) and then seemed to go from one character to the next as they were killed off didn't make sense. How did they figure out what was really going on. It was as if you were expected to figure that the last 2 characters were watching the movie with you. They dropped the ball big time on this aspect...
Overall I give it a C-
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Old May 21 2010, 07:17 AM   #41
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They all seem about as equally funny to me.
That's just dumb. In the first one, they're straight lines. In the third one, they're wisecracks and one-liners. No matter how pretentious your angle, "I'll kill you slow" is obviously in a different category from "How's this for a wet dream?"

The point is that your original representation of it as "Bad guy cracking one liners through the whole movie" isn't even an opinion, it's just plain false. He wasn't cracking one-liners, and as was repeated here, he barely had any lines at all. Your description fits the sequels, but not the original.

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You're remembering wrong.
I remember laughing a lot while watching it. I definitely have no memory of being scared.

Fair enough. I've laughed at some horror movies, too. If the movie didn't work for you, it didn't work for you.

But it can't be because of Freddy's jokes because there aren't any in that particular movie.
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