If you watched the trailer, it actually looks pretty bad ass...and the actor makes the Freddy character less comical and more sinister. Was it me, or did Freddy Krueger get more crappier as the movies went by....hope this guy brings some credibility to the horror legend that is Freddy Krueger.
I've seen the trailer a couple of times, I don't like the CGI look. You are right though, the original series got worse by every picture. It became more of a horror comedy than a horror. The first one is the only one that really holds any credibility. I'm quite harsh on horror films and I'm even harder on remakes so remakes of horror films usually don't fair very well in my expectations.