by Chris Eaton- Source: Figures.com
When Micheal Bay’s Platinum Dunes announced that they were “remaking” A Nightmare On Elm Street, sans Robert England, many were upset. Freddy Krueger, much like Micheal Myers and Jason Vorheese are icons. But if you were to take a poll, it would show that Freddy stands on top of that icon hill. Being the only supernatural killer that actually “talked” and wasn’t a living tank that just plowed through people with a knife, Freddy had a wise cracking edge to him. Hell, watch the original Nightmare, that shit holds up well to this day. And Platinum Dunes isn’t known for really “improving” their remakes, but at least making them fun. Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Hitcher, and Friday the 13th were fun, but added nothing ground breaking to either series. Though I still think that their version of The Amityville Horror is superior to original. But that’s not enough to win people over.
So when it was announced that the comeback kid, Jackie Earl Haley, was announced to put on the razor gloves, people took notice. A teaser trailer was released that gave the vibe of the film, a really polished dirty film, many were disappointed that we didn’t get a good look at the new look of Freddy. As much had been talked about the new make up for the character, making him look more like a true burn victim than the demonic look that the original had.
Well, leave it to the fine folks at NECA, who produce top notch toys, to give us the first real look Jackie Krueger.
I’m not sure about you, but personally, this, looks like shit. I’m not basing that off the sculpt job, as NECA is pretty goddamn detailed in their work. No, this is the film’s fault. This look takes a huge bite out of Freddy’s mystique. I’m more than sure that most of the make up will be obscured by shadows through about, 80% of the film, so we wont get the full lameness of it. Part of Freddy’s appeal was that he could invade your dreams, and he wouldn’t hide himself really. He’d look you in the face as he peeled it away and threw you against the ceiling. The dude was a fucking nightmare demon. I hate that they’re taking a realistic approach to his look. HOW DO YOU MAKE A DREAM DEMON LOOK REALISTIC? You don’t! He’s something beyond this world, not a dude that looks like he got some bad skin graphs. I just hope that the work of Jackie Earl Haley is enough to carry this lame ass looking Freddy.
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