What do you think about the new Freddy?

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Was casting Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy a good choice?

Poll closed May 11, 2009.
  1. Yes. The character was due for reinvention.

    28 vote(s)
    24.1%
  2. No. Freddy doesn't exist without Englund.

    19 vote(s)
    16.4%
  3. Jury's out. We'll see how the movie turns out.

    50 vote(s)
    43.1%
  4. Who cares, remakes always suck anyway.

    19 vote(s)
    16.4%
  1. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    That's what I was about to say! FvJ had Freddy at his absolutely worst in terms of pun slinging.
     
  2. aoiookami

    aoiookami Demon Fetishist

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    Yes. The character was due for reinvention.

    I look at the NoES series in the same light as the Childs Play series; Excellent first entry, but a quick slippery slope downhill into horrible, comedy-heavy horror-weak popcorn movies. I'm not sure why this evolution takes place to certain franchises, but its a total embarrassment to the franchises' character, they become un-scary joke-slinging abortions. They went the right direction with New Nightmare, but I think it was a case of too little too late.
    IMO things can only go up from this point.
     
  3. othervoice1

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    Wow is everyone split on this poll! Good or bad I am sure I will see this remake when it comes out just like I saw the new Friday the 13th and Halloween when those came out.
     
  4. DrHerbertWest

    DrHerbertWest For Your Health

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    I'm honestly not a big fan of the original but some of the sequels (notably Dream Warriors and Part 2) are awesome. I'll wait to see how it turns out but after seeing Friday The 13th, my hopes are miserably low.
     
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    Ummm, no. Playing Nintendo w/ his Power Glove, eating little meatball people, and turning into a villain in a lame comic book were Freddy at his worst. His appearance in FvJ was certainly an improvement over parts 4, 5, and 6. (Even though I like Part 4, it's definitely where the humor / commercialization really started to get out of hand.)
     
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    Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy piques my interest. Great choice.
     
  7. dave13

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    You're right, the character became more jokey with each progressive entry (with the exception of new nightmare). But in FvsJ he CONSTANTLY talks to the audience, appears as a worm puffing on a hookah, participates in ridiculous WWE style wrestling matches (complete with multiple pelvic thrusts), and gets shaken up by third-rate smack-talk from a member of destiny's child. In 4 and 5 his tone was jokey, but not consistently so. And yes, Freddy's Dead sucked, and maybe the character was just as lame in that as he was in FvsJ. But you can't say he was less goofy in FvsJ. It was tongue in cheek throughout the entire thing. I just watched it a few weeks ago and I cannot for the life of me remember a single scene that was played seriously.
     
  8. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    I'm ready for a new Freddy.

    Englund had a good run, and those movies aren't going anywhere.
     
  9. thrashard76

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    No. Freddy doesn't exist without Englund.
     
  10. MacReady

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    Ill check it out,on DVD at least.

    It would be interesting to see a more "serious" Freddy. Less jokes,more deaths.

    And who knows,mabye Robert Englund will continue on as Freddy in part 9 of the current series.
     
  11. Mok

    Mok Family is Forever

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    I'll give him a chance. He looks like he'll have a similar vibe.
     
  12. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    There is no Freddy (in movie form, literature is another thing entirely) without Robert Englund.
     
  13. aoiookami

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    I'm interested to see what they do with the ending in this remake, as I've always felt the ending for the original was a jumbled nonsensical mess...
    Hopefully they tune the conclusion up a bit too, i.e. not have Nancy boobytrap the entire house within a matter of 5 minutes..
     
  14. Bobbywoodhogan

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    It was gonna be tough for whoever took over Robert Englund. I am very pleased and believe he will do a great job. We have to move on from englund who himself has had enough of been Fred Krueger.
     
  15. Shannafey

    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    It's hard to imagine anyone but Englund in the role, but the person they picked gives me hope. He's a good actor and he looks the part. The jury is out, but unlike Jason, Michael Myers or Leatherface, Freddy had everything to do with the actor under the makeup!
     
  16. aoiookami

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    I'm watching the series over again lately, and checking out the trivia about each film on imdb. Check out this one, kinda interesting;
    Johnny Depp accompanied friend Jackie Earle Haley to the auditions, where he was spotted by director Wes Craven, who asked him if he'd like to read for the part. Interestingly enough, Haley will be playing Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010).
     
  17. bigdaddyhorse

    bigdaddyhorse Detroit Hi-on

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    Jury's out for me, but I fucking loved Haley as Rorshach in Watchmen so the hope level is high. I'll just have to see how it feels when he comes out on screen as Freddy, it could easily go either way. I do think some fresh blood could be exactly what the series needs. Count me in as I'll just have to see.
     

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