I really hate the new phrase "re-imagination" coined
by Hollywood's Yes Men so they can retread familiar footsteps. A remake is a remake. Stop trying to pull the wool over our eyes!
I should have known this was going to be terrible
because Michael Bay is credited as producer and that man is a fucking disease!
The original NOES saga ran out of steam over its 7
movies and 1994's New Nightmare was the worst of the bunch, this is slightly better than that film, but it really didn't need to be made. It replaces all the humour and cheesy effects for
gore and a more sinister Freddy Krueger, who may as well have "paedophile" written across his face instead of the crap makeup (which actually looks more like CGI). Jackie Earle Haley
doesn't actually do a bad job as the villain, but he's simply no Robert Englund.
Rooney Mara delivered a reasonably good performance,
especially considering the script gave her so little to work with.
Still, it's very ironic that a movie about characters
trying to stay awake nearly sent me to sleep.