The Nightmare on Elm Street review (2010)
Synopsis: A re-imagining of the horror icon Freddy Krueger, a serial-killer who wields a glove with four blades embedded in the fingers and kills people in their dreams, resulting in their real death in reality.
Ahh, where to begin. To bluntly put it, Nightmare on Elm Street was bad. It was pure cheese the whole way through. I appreciated some of the scenes in the film, notably the opener. I thought it was a great way to introduce the premise of the film, but really, from there on it went downhill. The terrible one liners were...well, terrible. A few examples included "I'll take a stab" (Wow. Such an original, well thought out line.), "Who are you?" "I'm your nightmare"(Kudos, Mr. Writer.), and "Ooh, sounds like fun. It's a little fast for me. How about we hang, first?"(...It'll become understandable when it's in it's original context.). All of these came together in such a great(!) package, I just wanted to see more. Not.
Some of the effects were respectable, but nothing to write home about.
The performances were adequate, nothing or, really no one that stood out, but they weren't as cringeworthy as the dialogue they spewed from their one-dimensional crevices.(Haha)
The film was just okay, has nothing on the original.