Welcome to a new feature here at the Fandango blog where we'll take a look at the film that came out on top at the box office over the weekend and then toss it to you to decide whether it was really worth the time and money. This week we're focusing on that Nightmare on Elm Street remake, which clawed its way to the top of the box office charts with $32.2 million.
Though How to Train Your Dragon ($10.8 million) and Date Night ($7.6 million) still managed to remain in the top three, it looks like folks were just itching to catch a glimpse of Freddy Krueger's return to the big screen. But was it worth it?
Critics weren't too kind to the Elm Street remake, since it's resting at a pretty nasty 15% rotten on Rotten Tomatoes, but audiences may think the opposite (as witnessed by Rotten Tomatoes' readers giving it a healthy 58% rating). Here's where it's your turn to chime in – vote in our poll below and leave a comment letting us know what you thought of the film and whether you think A Nightmare on Elm Street was deserving of its box office win.
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I thought the New Nightmare was awesome and more scarier than the first. Jackie Earl Haley was great as Freddy Krueger!
Cont'd - This movie was lacking the fear of making us fall asleep. I know when I saw Nightmare on Elm Street back in the 80's I was unable to close my eyes fearing Freddy was going to appear in my dreams. When I saw the remake Mr. Haley did an awesome job with his dream killing but did not spark the fear Robert Englund had in this original classic tale of horror. I still give two thumbs up for a job well done, and the great special effect especially the one in the classroom where all the students turn to dust. Now as our new Nancy I can agree she was too weak and lacked in acting skills. Also please remember Nancy's boyfriend in the Original Nightmare was Johnny Depp a heart throb of the 80's and the parent's were not so weak.
I agree with whitetiger's post. Jackie Earl Haley did a pretty good job portraying Freddy. I never knew there would be another talented actor capable of filling the shoes of our original Freddy Robert Englund. He is definitely the King of our Nightmare on Elm Street movies. However, Mr. Haley did a great job in claiming a Prince status on my account. The original Nightmare on Elm Street storie our teenagers acted extremely well. In this remake movie I give all the credit to Mr. Kellan Lutz who did an awesome job in making us think he was commiting suicide, while we truly know it was Freddy killing him in his dream. Also, some of the dream sequences with Freddy were not scary or real as the original. This movie was lacking the fear...
Not as good as it could have been. The teens were very weak, though I like the storyline of Freddy. Jackie Earl Haley did a pretty good job portraying Freddy. I don't like the new Nancy sucks! She is lame and not the heroine that the original Nancy was. That is one character that needed to be strong, especially since she is the main character that Freddy wants. I was disappointed.
Can't wait to see this one...'haven't seen yet: the new Movie Trailers to NIGHTMARE ON ELM's Street look potent, scary, nightmarist and thriller throat gripping "Epic" fantastic. So I'm curious to see it: I like the Actor protraying the fame-chiller Freddy Kruger...'I love his voice/rich & beautiful!
it was great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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