I give this remake 2 1/2 stars.
First off, Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger did not
work for me completely. His voice was perfect for the
part, but he's about a foot to short to look menacing.
In the special features it is said by the director
(I think, not sure) that the original series did not
clarify why Krueger was torched by the parents. Well
he or whoever said it really needs to watch the series.
The retelling of the story was o.k. and the effects were
fine, but Haley as Krueger made it a bit of a letdown.
I liked Haley better in the t.v. series "Human Target".
If you haven't seen any of the horror remakes and are
trying to decide which one you would like to see, you
would be better off watching "Halloween" the first part
or "Friday The 13TH".
I am glad i waited and only paid 79 cents for this
remake. But feel bad for those who paid the full
new release price.
It was not better than the original.