Picking up where the original Nightmare left off, Nancy has grown up and become a psychiatrist specializing in dream therapy. She meets a group of children at a local hospital facing Freddy Krueger, the same demon she once encountered in her sleep. One of them is Kristen, who has the power to draw other people into her dreams.
Working with a male doctor assigned to the case, Nancy helps the kids realize their special abilities within the nightmare world. When Freddy captures one of her charges, she leads a rescue attempt into Krueger’s domain, in hopes of putting his spirit to rest once and for all.
I thought this part was a lot better, than the previous parts. The storyline seemed like it was put together a lot better and they tell you more about Freddy Krueger. They also explained how his mother was a nun and she was locked inside of a room with over 100 murderers that raped her constantly. This is the part with the mental ward, for those who are looking for which part it was.
As for the actors, I thought everyone did a good job, in this movie. I didn’t notice any errors, on anyone’s character role. You get to see more of Freddy’s face, in this part, than the previous parts, as well. Just like the previous parts, Robert Englund played Freddy very well again. Heather Langenkamp comes back to Nightmare on Elm Street, in this part, and plays Nancy again. John Saxon returns as Nancy’s father, as well, but doesn’t have too big of a part, in this movie. Laurence Fishburne plays as Max but is credited as “Larry Fishburne” and he looks a lot different, compared to later years. I guess age caught up to him and changed his appearance a lot. Patricia Arquette plays the role of Kristen Parker and does a great job on her character, as well.
The only thing I didn’t like about this part, was the same thing I didn’t like about the previous parts, it never explained anything about the previous parts. Even when Nancy explained her mom dying, she never mentioned the ending to part 1 and what happened. Also, it was another one of those sequels that don’t pick up from where the last one left off. Other than that, I thought the movie was fine and the storyline went through well, unlike the ones that tend to drag out and get boring.
If you haven’t seen this movie, it’s worth watching. I wouldn’t recommend this part to be the first one to start with, though. Since, part 1 is a better starting point, even though it’s not as good as this part, in my opinion.
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