Wow, been a while since I’ve been back to my corner of the ‘net. Give me just a sec to wipe away the dust and the cobwebs and we’ll get started. In the mean time please to enjoy!
You’d be surprised at how many times I find myself singing that song during the day. Not sure why but it’s one of my weird quirks I guess. Anyway, thanks for sticking around! I know it’s been a while since I put anything up and the last post was kind of a downer but a lot has gone on since that last post. I am happy to say that my Dad is still with us, thanks for asking but a lot of other shit has gone down. I’m not gonna go into details because I don’t feel like it and honestly it’s not relevant to this article. Those of you who know me outside of the blogosphere know what went down and frankly that’s good enough for me.
Ok now that that’s out of the way, let’s get into the real reason for this article, my take on the Nightmare on Elm Street remake. I know I’m a few weeks late getting to this but I didn’t want to go see it by myself, no not because I’m scared but because these types of movies are always more fun to watch with someone else so there!
Where do I begin? I wanted to like this movie, I really, really did! Despite the fact that it was a “re-imagining” of a classic I was willing to give it a go. It wasn’t completely bad but boy it wasn’t very good either!
I’m gonna assume that everyone knows the back story of Freddy so I’m not gonna go into it here. It is explained in the movie but for those of you that want to see this still I won’t ruin it for you. You have to wait a good bit to get to the origin part and when you do, to me anyway it felt like an episode of Scooby Doo gone horribly wrong.
To me if your gonna redo a franchise as storied as Elm Street you’ve either got to make it your own totally or you’ve gotta be true to the original. This one however tries to do both and it didn’t work for me. There are a few nods to the original but honestly they could have left them out of the movie and it wouldn’t have hurt it at all. That’s my opinion anyway, feel free to disagree if your so inclined. I will say this though, the one thing they did do in the remake that I really liked was the micro nap thing. Basically, and I don’t know if this is true or not but it’s a col concept, once you get past a certain point without sleep your brain will shut down temporarily to try to recharge and your body won’t know it. Obviously since Freddy can kill you in your dreams this can be problematic. There is a scene in the drug store that plays heavily on the micro nap concept.
My other problem with the film is the characters are supposed to be high school students but none of them look like it! All of them look to be in their early to mid 20’s which I’m sure they are. That and Nancy’s boyfriend in this looked like a hobbit to me.
On that note, I’m gonna wrap up this review. I have some other stuff I plan on writing about soon. Some of it’s Iron Man related and some of it will hopefully be a sequel to this article.
As always, thanks for reading and sticking with me during my rather prolonged absence, I promise the next break won’t be as long.