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A Nightmare on Elm Street...

Post by andrewkempster on Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:45 pm

Okay, so here's the skinny - Michael Bay is remaking A Nightmare On Elm Street. How's everybody feel about this? Seems like we're being overloaded with remakes of the classics in the last couple of years. There's been The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (and then the prequel), Halloween (and then H2), and Friday The 13th. The first two I've seen, and they weren't bad. Friday is supposed to be the shizzle.

HOWEVER, this is where it gets a bit thick for me - each of the bad guys above wore masks and spoke little or not at all (except for the kid growing up in Halloween - kudos to Rob Zombie for adding that; one creepy little bastard). Now we're having a new Freddy, and, I gotta be honest, I LIKED Freddy. Englund's the only Freddy for me. One fried-up mo-fo who slayed these kids with a sense of humour. So, I guess right now I'm conveying the idea that I'm against this new Freddy. So enters the thickness - the guy playing Freddy played the masked guy in Watchmen, and I thought he was the absolute balls, man! Awesome actor, awesome character, and now I've seen the trailer of Nightmare and I'm torn. Ahhhh, I remember feeling this before....they're remaking Dawn Of The Dead? Really? And the zombies run? Well that'll suck. That'll suck BIG TIME.......see, they're running! Oh, wait, actually that kinda scares the shit out of me, cos I could outrun them before. Hell, I could out-walk them before! I can't run. But they can. And now they can chase me. Ah man, I like this movie. Sorry Romero. I still love you, man. Should stopped at Day though. No 'fense.

So, anybody else seen the Nightmare trailer? Thoughts, feelings, fluid samples?

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Re: A Nightmare on Elm Street...

Post by Mercedes on Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:59 pm

There's a vial of blood on the shelf behind you. Help yourself.

I'm tired of remakes. I'm tired of remade movies, remade TV shows, sequels, and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. It's like listening to a cover of a really great song: even if the cover rocks, you always know that somebody else did it first, and it automatically diminishes the value for me. But then, I felt that way the second that I found out they're doing another Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

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Re: A Nightmare on Elm Street...

Post by andrewkempster on Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:04 pm

Don't get me started on Pirates. The last one sucked so badly.

I know what you're saying about these remakes - right now I can't think of a BETTER remake, except maybe Quarantine, but I'm sure someone will disagree with me.

Get some new ideas, guys. Jesus, I could work in Hollywood and rewrite some old shit. Nada problema. Or something. Do you think they have a hat full of the titles of classics, and every six months they dig one out?

Oh oh oh! Wait - The Thing. Wow. Just wow.

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Post by Mercedes on Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:07 pm

We go RABID over plagiarism in literature, but movies are okay?

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Post by andrewkempster on Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:15 pm

Yeah, I'm following you lot on Twitter (I'M NOT AN ADDICT OKAY!) - saw a message about some plagy this morning. Ho hum.

Why would you even think that would slip the net?

AND YEAH, you're damn right! It's all about the money, that's why it happens. Never see a book being 're-written' cos there are too many tired asses in the world. It's quicker to make a flick. Shhhh, chillll, put the knife down, AK, it's all good.

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Post by scottmitchell74 on Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:07 pm

Pointless. I don't understand remaking a classic.

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Post by Kenwood on Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:38 pm

andrewkempster wrote:Don't get me started on Pirates. The last one sucked so badly.
I just recently watched the third one, and I thought it was really good. Or maybe people have me believe it was so terrible that my expectations were too low. Definitely could have been shorter, but it wasn't bad. Much better than the second one, which was way too goofy.

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:35 pm

I thought the third Pirates was very good. The second one not as much.

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Re: A Nightmare on Elm Street...

Post by Brian Sammons on Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:43 pm

Saw the new Nightmare trailer as well and so far Iím hopeful. The actor they got to play Freddy, Jackie Earl Hailey (sp?) is very good, so if anyone can pull it off right, Iím hoping it will be him. Also, heís a short ill guy (as admittedly I kinda am) and itís nice to see a boogeyman thatís not getting the supersize remake treatment. I mean, Michael Myers in Rob Zombieís Halloween was what, eight feet tall and 500 pounds? Wink You donít have to be a titan to be terrifying, especially in someoneís dreams.

And yes, I am also sick of remakes, but they arenít going away anytime soon. When grade-Z slasher flicks like Motherís Day are getting remade (as that Ďwonderfulí flick is) it just shows that Hollywood will remake any old piece of crap rather than straining their brains to come up with something new.

Oh, and I saw the remake of House on Sorority Row, simply renamed Sorority Row, and that movie was laughably bad. Best part: the murder weapon was a tire iron with knife blades and spear heads welded on its ends that the killer can throw like a giant Chinese star. lmao

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Post by Mercedes on Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:54 pm

My favorite remake? Prom Night. Not only did it have Ben Taylor's "Time of the Season" (another remake, but with awesome drums), but the killer was played by Jonathan Schaech, who was in That Thing You Do. Whenever he came onscreen, we bopped and sang, "Oooh, doing that thing you do, breaking my heart in two..."

Any ounce of dignity that this show ever had was immediately checked at the door.

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Post by Shiney on Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:50 pm

Remakes are weak.

Just sayin'...although if they must exist, it should be LAW that before one sees a remake they MUST view the original.

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Re: A Nightmare on Elm Street...

Post by andrewkempster on Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:42 pm

Shiney wrote:Remakes are weak.

Just sayin'...although if they must exist, it should be LAW that before one sees a remake they MUST view the original.

That sounds too much like free thinking to me, boy. Cancel that shit.

But can you imagine if they did? Hollywood would be broke now.

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