Thursday, March 11, 2010
'80s REMAKE TREND HITS ALL TIME LOW #2
Check this one out. Due out any minute now. Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse, Michael Bay sinks his claws into Freddy Kruger. The end is nigh...
It's New York-born music video specialist Samuel Bayer's film debut. Since 1991, starting with Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Bayer's been involved with some pretty iconic music videos. Working with everyone from Ozzy Osbourne, David Bowie and the Ramones, to John Lee Hooker, Blind Melon and The Smashing Pumpkins. Then he hopped on the Green Day train to MTV heavy-rotation, directing "American Idiot," "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "Holiday," "Wake Me Up When September Ends" and "Working Class Hero" along the way.
Jackie Earle Haley (Rorschach from Watchmen) is playing Freddy Kruger, which I can see. But still, what's the point? You know it's gonna suck. Why not just rent the original on Blu-Ray? Way-to-go Michael Bay, another childhood memory ruined. So that's The Karate Kid, A-Team, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Tron and whatever else Rob Zombie feels like remaking. Out soon... again.