Regardless of the fact their movies suck Platinum Dunes is insisting on continuing to abuse us all with their insipid remakes. So, expect the release of Friday the 13th Part 2 on August 13, 2010. Yes, Jason will be back, perhaps this time we will actually get to see Derek Mears. Maybe, hopefully, probably not it is them.
Now on to the A Nightmare on Elm Street remake teaser trailer. First, off like everyone else I was truly excited when I realized the trailer had been released. And was really hoping Bay and his minions pulled off a surprise, but then I watched it. It was lackluster at best, yes visually it looks better, but it’s missing the creepy, scary feeling of the original Nightmare.
Having had high hopes for Jackie Earle Haley because I think he is truly talented, I’m kind of worried now. Haley’s portrayal of pedophile in Little Children was amazing, and he was the highlight of Watchmen as well. But, something about him as Freddy isn’t working in these scenes. He wasn’t frightening or creepy like he needs to be. I think this is intentional, but I’m not sure how it’s going to work. Do we really need to feel sorry for Freddy?
Sorry, but I have to jump on the bandwagon; the voice ain’t working. Also, what was with the corny slow motion reveal of the sweater? Ok, so if we’re going that way, where’s the fedora going to come from? He’s not wearing it when he died…that’s all I’m saying.
Per B. Fuller: Is that Freddy’s final look?
No, it isn’t – we are continuing to refine Freddy’s look. Many people commented about the CGI on his face – and I don’t want to give everything away but I will say this – Freddy’s face is 98% practical make-up. Moreover, as you now know we went hardcore on what a burn victim really looks like, and I can’t imagine what the comments would have been if he DIDN’T look like a real burn victim.
Is that Freddy’s final voice?
No, Jackie spent so much time on the voice, researching what people who’ve has their vocal cords burned sound like. He is still working on it and I suspect that we will be refining it, until the last moment.
Will it be rated PG-13?
Are you kidding me? Make no mistake about it this is a R-rated movie.
Finally, many of you tell me how you have been defending me in chat rooms. I just want you know that I really appreciate that. We will never be free of haters, but if we can at least present ourselves in an intelligent way we can point out the absurdity of having a negative opinion about something that doesn’t even exist yet.