i loved this movie, also because they changed Freddy, but let me explain...I like the dark and sinister and twisted Freddy, not the clown, if there was Robert, Jackie or whoever else, he had to be like that...and thanks to God Jackie did it, and so much better than I expected :D
I'm on the fence. I think Jackie did a good job playing him. There were some things about the new freddy I didn't like, but then again, if you kept everything the same, you couldn't call it a "remake", could you? ;)
Somethimes i'm thinking, they really should not have done the remake because they cannot replace the original Freddy.
Robert would always be the real Freddy, because he portraits him better.
Now I do understand that if they did this remake to like reboot whole Nightmare Series, because it's been a few years and it was time to bring back the rememberance of Fred Krueger.. and all.. but like then again they shouldn't have done a new one if Robert wasn't going to be playing the role of Freddy.