#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: The film that brings back horror icon Freddy Krueger as a darker and more sinister character than ever before. While Freddy is on the prowl a group of teenagers being stalked soon learn they all have a common factor making them targets for this twisted killer.
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***A more realistic and morose version of the original film & franchise***
The specter of a dead pedophile fatally haunts the dreams of the children of his self-appointed executioners who burned him to death years earlier.
Released in 2010, this is a reboot of the original 1984 movie, freely throwing in elements from other flicks in the franchise. I think Jackie Earle Haley works well as creepy Freddy Krueger and I like the more realistic tone, which some say makes movie bland and boring. Rooney Mara (Nancy) and Kyle Gallner (Quentin) are decent as the main protagonists and I think the bedroom scene is superior to the same attack scene in the original; it’s more shocking. The prison scene’s great too.
Unfortunately, the concept of Freddy is a bit of a mess. For instance, his bladed-glove is never explained. And what was the point of the boiler room since he was just a gardener at a small preschool? The filmmakers just threw in these elements because it’s Freddy, figuring people knew the character. But how do these components fit into THIS movie? And what about viewers who never saw the original flicks?
The film runs 1 hours, 35 minutes and was shot in northern Illinois and nearby Gary, Indiana, with reshoots done in Los Angeles.
This is a pretty movie. Its apparent from the start, that this remake of the 1984 classic, has a pretty good sized budget to work with. In fact the budget for this incarnation was $35 Million according to Wikipedia. The budget for the Wes Craven original, $1.8 Million. You don’t always get a better movie if your budget is huge, look at Avatar. You just get a really pretty movie that looks polished and has flawless special effects. Again, see Avatar. That movie was nothing but flash. The story is unoriginal and weak… and don’t try coming at me with this whole “Shut up man! Avatar proved itself!” shut up! The larger budget in this case makes the movie look too polished to be takes seriously. Why the hell are we caring about watching clones of the Twilight teens being chased by Freddy Kruger? Were not. This movie didn’t need a budget of $35 Million. It feels wasted. Some of the appeal of the original came from watching the director be a director and figure scenes out. This movie didn’t do that. It felt trite and forced.
Freddy Kruger is less of a movie villain in the horror industry and more of an icon. Everyone I knew growing up all had Freddy Kruger nightmares when they were a kid. Perhaps this new version of Freddy will serve to scare the shit out of kids these days. I would hope so. Maybe when they remake this movie again in twenty years they will bitch about it then as well. Who knows.
Incredibly disappointing, a slap in the face to true horror fans
Picture the 1984 horror classic A Nightmare on Elm Street. Now picture that film if it was produced by bombastic Michael Bay, director of Pearl Harbor and the Transformers films. Now picture all of the worst possible outcomes of that marriage.
You don’t have to. You could just plunk down your hard-earned cash – better yet, don’t – for this lame remake.
Not that I can stop you from seeing it. No number of bad reviews (and this will be just one of many) would have kept me away. Curiosity alone demanded I see the new Elm Street, so when a critic buddy asked if I’d like to tag along to a screening, I did.
I mean, it couldn’t be awful, right? It’s a darker take on a character that had fallen into parody. Its screenplay was co-written by Wesley Strick, who has worked with Martin Scorsese (1991’s Cape Fear). And supernatural killer Freddy Krueger is played by Jackie Earle Haley, an Oscar-nominated actor who was so creepy as Rorschach in Watchmen. How bad could it be?
Really bad, it turns out. Astonishingly, amazingly, how-could-you- possibly-screw-this-up-any-worse bad.
Samuel Bayer, a longtime music video director making his feature-film debut, accomplished his stated goal of draining away all the cheeky fun of the Freddy films. Unfortunately, he also drained away all the scares. What’s left is a dreary, poorly-lit slog with uninteresting characters, wooden acting and a complete lack of tension, suspense or energy.
We could spend all day talking about the problems, but two big ones sink this new Nightmare all on their own.
The first is the new Freddy – he’s not scary at all. (Robert Englund’s original Freddy at least was creepy for a couple of films before falling into camp.) Haley’s tiny frame makes Freddy look puny and his voice sounds like an even-more-ridiculous take on the raspy Christian Bale “Batman” voice.
Haley’s not helped by the terrible new Freddy makeup, which presumably is supposed to look like a more “realistic” burn victim, but it robs him of any expression. Freddy’s not scary; worse, he’s not even interesting.
You’d expect the new Nightmare to provide some creative new “kills,” but that’s the second huge problem. There are only a handful of kills throughout, and the better ones are taken directly from the 1984 original. In fact, fans of the original will note several virtually- identical scenes, all of them done on a higher budget but without a whit of artistry.
Special note has to be made of the acting, which (with a couple of exceptions) is dreadful. I’ll blame Bayer, because a few of these folks have been decent in other things, but they’re laughable here. (I’m pretty sure Thomas Dekker was attempting to portray Casey Affleck if Casey Affleck had suddenly completely forgotten how to act. And he’s one of the better ones.)
Of all the leads, only Kyle Gallner manages to bring some desperately- needed personality and humor to the proceedings. Gallner single-handedly makes the final act interesting, since you’ll have wanted every other character dead from the opening minutes.
But he can’t overcome Bayer’s clueless direction, which telegraphs every shock and dream sequence from a mile away. One of the most effective elements of an Elm Street film is the subtle slide back and forth from the real world to the dream world. Bayer doesn’t get this at all. Every dream sequence is clearly defined, completely destroying any suspense.
The film spends two-thirds of its running time having its leads uncover Freddy’s “story,” which is ridiculous because it’s a story everyone already knows. It momentarily plays with a slight twist on the original plot – a second of creativity, emerging like a flower through a crack in the sidewalk – then immediately chucks it.
Don’t get me wrong: I love horror films. I don’t even ask too much of them. I only ask that they be either A) scary or B) fun. If they can be both, that’s awesome.
But with none of A and far too little of B, the new Elm Street barely rises above an F.
How to butcher a horror movie icon
Let me start right off the bat by saying: yes, I was a big fan of NOES in the 80s, I cherish fond memories of watching the first one on VHS when I was 11, saw NOES 4 in theater and every sequel after that. No, I’m not against movie remakes; I actually look forward to them and enjoyed many of them. And even though I love horror films, I’m not a purist (yes, I loved Halloween III- there, I said it!).
But come on! It doesn’t take a horror fan boy to realize this NOES remake is simply a horrible, horrible experiment gone bad, and NOT in a good way! I can only imagine the brainstorm they must have had when deciding to remake NOES. “People, what can we do to butcher —- hrrrr —- redo NOES”? *********** SPOILERS ************* JOE: Oh I know! Let’s re-use key scenes from the original film, but with cheesier effects! Better yet, let’s just do them with poor CGI instead.
DAN: You know, we should do something about replacing the original actor the fans loved so much. Let’s use a shorter guy instead, and… oh, while we’re at it: make him look like a melted weazle, and feed him cheesy dialogue lines.
MARC: Dan, you can’t stop there! You know what we should do to make sure the fans really dislike him? Make him a pedophile.
DAN: Are you sure Marc? I mean, this is a drastic change… In the original, Freddy was like the image of the boogieman… He killed those kids because he was evil. But there is nothing about ped…
MARC: I’m telling you Dan! This will be killer! The crowd will turn cold.
JOE: I buy that! Greaaaaaaat idea! Let’s push that idea throughout the story. It’ll teach them to root for Freddy in the other versions! OK, what else? MARC: Let’s use deep and low post-processed digital audio to change Freddy’s voice. Oh, and LOTs of reverb. LOOOOOTS of it! Because, it’s dreams, you know. Scaaaaaaryyyy! JOE: Awesome! Here’s one: the teens should be played by adults.
DAN: Wasn’t that a complaint from the teens in horror films of the 80s? JOE: You’re right. Well, it’s like they say: if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it! —————— OK…. all in all, I think you get the drift.
Really, I didn’t think it was possible to butcher one of the greatest horror icon of the 80s/90s. But they surely succeeded to kill the spirit of Freddy in this version of NOES.
Robert, we miss you dearly.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Director Samuel Bayer
Writer Wesley Strick (screenplay), Eric Heisserer (screenplay), Wesley Strick (story), Wes Craven (characters)
Actors Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara, Katie Cassidy
Awards 2 wins & 11 nominations.
Production Company Platinum Dunes
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision E-, G-Series, ATZ and AWZ2 Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate) (dailies), DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (also prints)
Film Length 2,498 m (Portugal, 35 mm), 2,646 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 250D 5207, Vision2 500T 5260)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema