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WRITER. ARTIST. THINKER. INVOLUNTARY RECLUSE. I work under my own name, Marque Terrynamahr Strickland, or my pen name, Wrinklegus PoisonTongue. I absolutely ADORE artistically brilliant people. I surround myself with them, as it is with them that I feel most comfortable. I owe everything to artistic people, for without you, I would be nothing. Be you a writer, painter, actor, musician, architect, or whatever, I thrive upon your efforts. You are the air I breath. My solace. My stronghold. My safety net. My sanity. My reason for living. I love you all. Childish. Creative. High maintenance. Sensitive. Insensitive. Insecure. Quick tempered. Loving. Loyal. Lustful. Incredibly horny (especially after 3 decades of involuntary celibacy). Mischievous. Bombastic. Slightly domineering, yet fair and easy to please. Talented to no end. Know-it-all. Chaste. Afraid of germs. Healthy. Insightful. Artist. Born on St. Patrick's Day, I am a PISCES with VIRGO rising, two signs of opposition, which complete me. By the Chinese Zodiac, I'm a DRAGON with ROOSTER rising. —The ‘f-bomb’ is my favourite swear word.

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Monday, May 3, 2010

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)


I feel guilty writing this, considering the fact that I haven't yet written anything for deserving films, such as “How to Train Your Dragon” or “Kick Ass.” But, alas, I've already begun, so I guess I should give my opinion, yes?

Okay, folks, lets get real: YES, this is an entertaining film...but should it have been made? NO.

This new version of our beloved horror film, A Nightmare on Elm Street, is so eager to get to the Freddy Krueger scenes that they sacrificed story. Do you remember how important Nancy's parents were to the story in the original film? Well, this time around, the mother has almost nothing to do with the tale. She doesn't have anywhere near enough screen time, considering the fact that she is part of the reason that Freddy has returned as a dream demon. She knows about Nancy's history at a certain elementary school (a new addition to the storyline), in which Fred Krueger worked. Yet I believe she has all of two conversations with Nancy on the matter. All the kids are being brutally slain, one by one, but she has absolutely no opinion on this matter, because, as mentioned, SHE'S HARDLY IN THE FUCKING FILM!
And don't even get me started on Nancy's father...do you know these idiots COMPLETELY axed him from the storyline?! He's not in the movie at all-not even mentioned!

Yes, Freddy looks absolutely beautiful...as far as horribly scarred pedophiles go. Some might even argue that the voice of Jackie Earle Haley, deeper and much more sinister, trumps that of our beloved Robert Englund. And, of course, the special effects are top notch this time. However, with that said, those few positive qualities DO NOT justify the creation of this film. Don't get me wrong...it is an entertaining movie. But, when compared to its predecessor, it is a vastly inferior film!

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