Let's get this out of the way: Jackie Earle Haley is not Robert Englund. It was common knowledge when the reboot was announced that they would cast someone new as Freddy Krueger. I will admit, even I was saddened by the news. Let's face it, would you have wanted Sean Connery as James Bond in Quantam of Solace? No. And not because he's too old. I'm certain he could still pull it off. It's becasue the new 007 movies have taken a different direction. Englund could be Freddy again with both hands tied behind his back. But this is not the old Nightmare on Elm Street.