I went to see this movie with a friend at the cinema when it was released, I liked this movie and so did she, it was definitely better than the Rob Zombie remakes of the Halloween movies.
I especially liked how the writers went into more detail about Freddy's time spent at the preschool and I liked how the characters were linked to what happened there, finding out that they were abused by Freddy.
The one thing I didn't like was Freddy's make-up because I think it looked better in the original.
Robert Englund is a legend and I think that it is hard getting fans to accept a new face to play Freddy but I think that Jackie Earle Haley did a good job as Freddy.
That's pretty much it, I'm rating this movie 4 stars.