Following up the previous Nightmare film, dream demon Freddy Krueger is resurrected from his apparent demise, and rapidly tracks down and kills the remainder of the Elm Street kids. However, Kristen (who can draw others into her dreams) wills her special ability to her friend Alice. Alice soon realizes that Freddy is taking advantage of that unknown power to pull a new group of children into his foul domain.
Even though, I didn’t like this part as much as part 3, I thought it was pretty decent and close to the same rating (probably about 4.5 stars). The only reason why I didn’t like this part as much is because of all the comedy in it. It seemed like they ruined a good horror film and made it into a comedy. All of the death scenes seem the same, as well. Even if they are different dreams, they always die the same way, which gets boring, after a while. The only really good death scenes, in this part, were Joey’s and Debbie’s. Kristen’s was okay but ended up being comedy, which killed that scene.
I did, however, enjoy the beginning a lot better because it seemed like a real sequel. It basically started off, where part 3 left off. The ending was pretty good, as well. Since they had a lot more cast members, in this part, they made it go a lot quicker and made the deaths go too fast to enjoy. Other than that, it was pretty much the same thing as the previous parts, in my opinion.
As for the acting, I thought everyone did a good job, with their character roles. The only issue I had was having a different person play as Kristen. In part 3, they had Patricia Arquette play as Kristen, now it’s Tuesday Knight that played her part. They did look similar but you can still tell the difference. They did, however, keep Ken Sagoes and Rodney Eastman. Also, they kept Robert Englund as Freddy, of course. Then, they added Lisa Wilcox, Andras Jones, Danny Hassel, Brooke Theiss, Toy Newkirk, and Brooke Bundy, as the additional main cast members.
The main thing I didn’t like was all the comedy, as I stated above. Also, I got pretty annoyed, when they started looping the dream Alice and Dan were in. Other than that, the movie was okay to watch but nothing great. I think they should have ended this series, on this part or part 3, because it went down hill, after this one.
If you haven’t seen this movie or this part of the series, it’s decent enough to watch but not too great. I think they could have made it a lot better. Especially, when it comes to dreams and anything can happen. They could have used their imagination a lot better, in my opinion.
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