Worst remake I have ever seen.
Seriously, there is so much wrong with this as a remake that if somebody tells me it was a good movie(and they have seen the original) I know they do not really know anything about stories for the screen. Normally, I can see how someone might like a film when I hated it, but this was just such a train wreck that the only excuse is if someone isn't familiar with the original.
I get that the original was written so that Freddy was a molester, but sometimes the original idea just isn't that great for film. The fact that it was too "out there" for the film at the time was probably the best thing for the original film. It just didn't make sense with the psychology of molesters vs killers.
Then there's the character Freddy. Jackie Earl Haley looked like an alien and he didn't make a good Freddy. Freddy Krueger is a character that already has a persona that is Robert Englund. It's not a character you can recast unless you get a carbon copy.
Finally there was nothing about this film that was Freddy Krueger. This character has a trademark that is his wittiness, and yet he said absolutely nothing during the film that was witty. That alone renders the entire thing bad. I mean the wittiness IS Freddy, if you take the out then you messed the entire film up. The screenwriters, Michael Bay, and the director truly made a terrible remake that any true Nightmare fan would disown as a Nightmare film.