Monday, September 28, 2009
I am incredibly concerned about this movie. This trailer (which will be up on the big screen this Friday, attached to prints of Zombieland) looked pretty damn awesome and I was all kinds of excited - until the new burnt faced Krueger was shown in pretty much all his glory. While I was a bit worried about the new make-up job after those first pictures hit the net around the time of Comic Con, I was holding out hope given the fact that you really couldn't see his face clearly. But what...the hell...is this?
He looks like a turtle or some shit! I know they were going for a more realistic burnt face look and they certaintly achieved that look but that doesn't look cool or scary in the least to me. I know people with serious burns all over their face generally don't look 'cool', but Freddy has gotta look cool! I'm all for them changing the make-up from the original and as i've stated in the past, i'm all for a new dude taking over the role (it is a remake, after all), so it's not just that i'm nitpicking because this is different from what I know and love - i'm nitpicking because my beloved Freddy looks like crap! He's supposed to look like a badass evil motherfucker - not a dude who survived a fire who Maury Povich is exploiting on his show! I just can't help but feel that they've really really dropped the ball on this one. I so badly want this movie to be good and it does look like it's got a lot of potential based on this trailer, but I just am not digging the look of Freddy at all and that's gonna pose a major problem when it comes to my enjoyment of the flick.
As for the new voice, I don't really have a problem with it. It's not even close to as cool as Englund's voice, but it'll do.
Another worry I have is the script that surfaced on the net several months back - it was total shit. I had heard that that script had been altered an incredible amount and perhaps the shooting script was even a totally different one from the one I had read - something I took great comfort in - but this trailer sure looks like it's made up of scenes I read in that horrible script. Not good.
Again, don't think i'm just hating on this because it's a remake and because I love Elm Street so much. There's nobody that wants this movie to kick ass more than me. I'm just incredibly worried at this very moment.....
I will however say though that I LOVE the idea that maybe Fred Krueger wasn't even a child molester/killer. Maybe he actually did nothing wrong and he's coming back for revenge because he has been wronged. That's something that I hope they leave a bit ambiguous, at least for a large portion of the film. It's little tweaks like that that make a remake effective, at least for me. I think it'd even be awesome if it was proven that he truly never did any wrong in the first place - making it a revenge story where Freddy isn't even so much the bad guy. Anyone with me on that? Lets face it, we all love Freddy and are kinda rooting for him anyway, so i'd love to see them toy with that idea this time around.
What do you guys think of this trailer? Leave a comment and lets talk about it!