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Old 10-04-2010, 04:27 PM
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Our review of 'A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)' has just been posted. E says Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes has mishandled yet another horror classic. This movie is a disappointment, but at least on Blu-ray it looks and sounds fantastic, and the extras are almost entirely HD exclusive! This is a rental.

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While not the best film, I still thought it was the 2nd best Nightmare film. Freddy stopped being scary after the 1st film. I liked Jackie Earle Haley's version of Freddy. I did not like or root for him. He was a true villian. No bad jokes either. I think Englund was great as freddy in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and FVJ but was awful in 4, 5, and 6. New Nightmare is just an average film and did nothing for me.

But I can see why die hard freddy fans will hate this film. I like some of the films and think some are just plain cheesy bad. As I said I liked this one right after the first film but I also find the first film almost unwatchable because of how well I know the film and it's slow pace. This remake is not as bad as the reviewer said it was but is nowhere near the quality of PD's TCM remake.
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I would argue a bigger part of the blame go to a horribly weak script by Wesley Strick ...
Thus providing more evidence for my long-held suspicion that Cape Fear succeeds due to Scorsese's direction, in spite of its script.
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This was easily the worst movie I saw in theaters this year, and a big disappointment overall. Just poorly executed all around.
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This will be a rental.
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Even though I'm one of the few that actually likes this movie I'm not spending more than $15 on it.
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I liked this one and will be picking it up tomorrow. The original is sacred and this will never take its place (or Englund's place), but like the review stated, I enjoyed the atmosphere and style of the film (the opening scene and credits were very well done imo). Glad to hear the pq/aq are good too.
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Thus providing more evidence for my long-held suspicion that Cape Fear succeeds due to Scorsese's direction, in spite of its script.
I think it's probably more accurate to say that Scorsese took a heavy hand in guiding the direction of Strick's script during preproduction.

It's true that Strick hasn't written anything on nearly the same level since Cape Fear. I remember going to see The Final Analysis because it was advertised as "From the writer of Cape Fear." Yeah, that just plain sucked.
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Cape Fear (1991) is so awesome. it's funny to think that the same screenwriter that wrote this POS also "worked on" Scorsese's remake.
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saw it in the theater, not too bad. Probably one that I would pick up on Blu-Ray once it hits $10 or less.
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