I was pleasantly surprised by the Bay produced remakes of Texas Chainsaw, and particularly, The Hills Have Eyes.
But both of those films were essentially low-budget classics that had plenty of room for a high-budget remake. Elm Street was a pretty high budget film by comparison with decent effects that for the most part still hold up today.
This looks like a treads the same ground with lesser actors - and I agree that Freddy both looks and sounds wrong.
ETA: Strange that you should mention part 3, Angry, I too think that's the best one. After that one they all run together - but that one has some memorable kills - the syringe girl, the tv coming alive, and especially the puppet dude with the tendons.
People think I'm nuts when I actually talk about having a favorite Elm Street that's not part I, or when I tell the that Friday the 13th part 4 is the best one. Probably because most people don't put that much thought into films of this low caliber - but hey, I was a teenager and I did.
This message has been edited by Smirkdirk on Feb 26, 2010 11:35 AM
I have a friend who famously walks out of films and then regrets it. He forced me to walk out of Fight Club about 45 minutes in - also The Phantom Menace, although, that one neither of us really regretted
I'm sure I've brought it up on here, but I credit that movie with proving to me I'm not completely desensitized to everything. But holding a gun to an infants head while you rape it's mother was just something I couldn't look at.