I must have missed something, because I don’t exactly remember the Eighties being the Golden Age of Entertainment.? Nonetheless, in lieu of coming up with some original ideas, Hollywood has decided to revisit a number of mostly underwhelming offerings from the decade as a source of cinematic inspiration.
Consequently, 2010 is likely to be remembered as the year of the Eighties remakes, with Clash of the Titans
already in theaters and new versions of The A-Team, The Karate Kid, Red Dawn, Tron and Wall Street
all to follow.
Back in 1984, Wes Craven’s introduced the world to Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street
, the grisly slasher flick which would spawn seven sequels before ostensibly petering out in 2003. Now, award-wining, music video director Samuel Bayer has revived the franchise, making a most-inauspicious feature film debut with this dreadful remake loosely based on the initial installment in the series.