A Nightmare on Lame Street

Thank the good Lord for Redbox.  If I had paid to watch this in a  movie theater  when it was released I would have been tempted to start a class action law suit.  This seems to exist because some movie execs decided Jackie Earl Haley would make a good Freddy Krueger. It’s like remaking Tootsie because Adam Sandler looks good in a skirt.  This remake adds NOTHING to the existing mythology of the crispy child molester. NOTHING.  Some of it is shot for shot re-creation as if it were a film school assignment to reproduce what the student has already seen.  Things that worked so well in the original using suspense and practical effects are reworked with CGI that while technically impressive is emotionally shallow and disingenuous.  Nothing happens in this movie that you don’t see coming from a mile away. Worth a buck to watch as a Redbox rental? Just barely but I imagine if you weren’t at least a dollar’s worth of curious about it you wouldn’t still be reading this.

Advertisements

About calmixx

Calmixx is the Pseudonym of New York Artist/Writer Brian Mc- - HEY wait a minute. Why have a cool Pseudonym if you're just gonna tell people it's a Pseudonym? Yeah you can just call me Calmixx for now. Maybe if we have a third date I'll give up the last name but not without dinner. Check out my silly little blog and let me know what you think. Because I care. I really do. Really. Honest. Sorta.
This entry was posted in Movies, Redbox and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s