Review may contain MINOR spoilers.
Sigh. So, in A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge, Freddy Krueger has a plan to convert his new victim, Jesse—who has just moved into Nancy’s (the previous victim’s) old house—into a host to carry out his kills in the real world rather than the dream world. This new concept approached within this sequel could most certainly be achieved if done properly, but the way the film plays it out is done way too leisurely and often with little to no spirit, resulting in legitimate disbelief from audience members like myself. Considering that the main character is such a whiny, cowardly, little, p**** (pardon my language) his random transition into a serial killer truly feels unconvincing, unlikely, and at times, immensely random. Yes, some may say he’s just becoming possessed but honestly, the film is so careless to explain even minor bits of information on how the hell certain exploits are occurring, that it becomes quite maddening. Also, all the supernatural elements the film offers make absolutely little to no sense—considering when they happen they don’t take place in a damn dream (at least I think they didn’t). Every character dynamic or relationship presented in the movie doesn’t work like the film seems to think it does, which is as well, aggravating. The script is often atrocious; its attempts to recall certain plot-points from the original feel cheap, and eminently obvious. You can tell the actors/actresses are giving it their absolute all but considering the material they’ve been given, most of their performances come off as laughable (which isn’t entirely any of their faults, more so the writers). The only saving grace in this movie is whenever Freddy Krueger appears on screen; Robert Englund’s performance within this franchise is everlastingly memorable. All in all, A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge is one of the most disappointing direct from the original, horror sequels I’ve ever witnessed. If you’re looking for a solid movie about one’s transformation into a psycho, do yourself a favor and just go watch There Will Be Blood. Or maybe even Donnie Darko. One of the two, or both should satisfy you much more than this.(Verdict: D)
Can we just take a moment to mention the hilariocity of this conversation from the movie:
A: “I’m grounded.”
A: “I threw my grandma down a flight of stairs.”
Conversation just ends with no further questioning or explanation???
The bedroom cleaning scene is some of the cringiest s*** I’ve ever seen. Who’s idea was it to put that in? WTF? It’s hella funny though not gonna lie.
Can someone also please explain the finale to me! What the actual f*** happened?
This movie is a part of my list: Ranking The Nightmare On Elm Street Films From Best To Worst