Jesse Walsh and his family have moved into Nancy Thompson’s old house on Elm Street. No sooner are they moved in than Jesse begins to have horrific nightmares – ones that feature a burned man in a dirty red & green sweater, with knives on the fingers of his right hand. His neighbor & new sweetheart, Lisa, discovers the truth behind Fred Krueger and his horrible murder spree. Freddy vows to take over Jesse’s body to continue his vile crimes against the Elm Street residents. Soon, people close to Jesse start dying violently. Will Lisa’s love for Jesse be enough to help him overpower the demonic presence inside him?
Honestly, I thought this was probably worse than part 1. The only thing that was good, in my opinion, was most of the actors and actresses. The storyline was completely boring and could have been a lot better. It felt like I was watching Amityville 2 mixed with Freddy. They didn’t show Freddy Krueger, as much as I thought they should have. Also, there was a lot more talking, in this part, than there was in part 1. It did, however, get better and picked up, about half way through or closer to the end.
I thought Jessie failed at acting, at the beginning. When the story picks up and gets better, he got better. I don’t know if it was the script that killed his character or if it was just him having to warm up or something. As for Robert Englund, I thought he played Freddy very well, as usual. The other cast members did a good job on acting, as well.
The only thing I never really understood, with this movie was the ending and beginning. As many people can recall, from watching the previous part, the convertible closes, at the end, and the car drives off. Was it a dream or real? I’ve always wondered about the endings on both this part and the previous part. You couldn’t tell if it was just a nightmare or not, when the movie ends. Though, if it was real, how would the main girl, from part 1, end up in later sequels? Other than that, I never had a problem with the scripts themselves, besides being boring.
I wouldn’t recommend this part to anyone, unless you just want to watch the entire series. I didn’t get into the whole “Freddy tries to take over Jessie’s body” idea, with the script. I guess it could have been a lot worse, though.
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