Robert Englund IS Freddy Krueger. You can’t force Jackie Earle Haley into this reboot and expect it to work, no matter how good the actor is.
The tone in the remake is completely off. It’s melancholic, not scary. Have fun with it.
It was torturous enough watching Russell Brand play another obnoxious role. We also had to watch the beloved Dudley Moore classic get turned into a corny modern joke of a film.
How Helen Mirren got on board with this one, we will never know. At least it's where Greta Gerwig got her mainstream start so we can't hate that movie too much!
Around The World In 80 Days (2004)
Steve Coogan AKA Inventor Phileas and his sidekick Jackie Chan (Jean Passepartout) Fogg try to make us laugh in this silly remake of "Around The World In 80 Days." The movie was drastically changed with very little of the original magic still there.
The film barely made any money at the box office and blew Coogan's shot at crossing over into Hollywood success from quaint little English films.
City Of Angels (1998)
Wim Wenders’ 1987 film "Wings Of Desire," originally a German film was recreated for Nicole Cage and Meg Ryan. Why? We don't know. With the Hollywood money, the film managed to produce heavenly choirs and panoramic views that were really just cheesy more than anything else.
The original film that was filled with pathos turned out to be over-sentimental trash. What did you expect?
The Italian Job (2003)
The film that glorified the Mini Coopers did not give us much else. Oh, and there was the addition of the incredible Charlize Theron that made things a little more tolerable, but all in all, "The Italian Job" was not all like its masterful original.
The film didn't even manage to get Michael Caine back into production. It's no wonder that the sequel The Brazillian Job has still not been given the green light.