Good film worth watching.
S. Cowen | 09/08/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Freddy is back in this forth film to kill teenagers again.
Englund really brings it as Freddy once again. His performance as Freddy is great as in all the films. I really liked the story line and plot as well. I'd say this is one of the better written films. Better than part 2,5 or 6. Has some of the most imaginative kills in the entire franchise. I liked most of the actors who did a great job. The surviving actors from part 3 return as well. This film has some of the better music of the films. At least two songs play that fit it very well. I also really liked the character of Alice. She's my favorite next to Nancy. I felt that Alice is one of the most developed characters in the film series. The vhs version has a small interview with the director. Not long,but it did shed some insight into what he was trying to do.
The cons. Some of what I say could be thought of as spoilers. Here is your warning.
This film is really toned down compared to the three that came before it. It doesn't even try to be a horror film. The director has even said in interview that he wasn't trying to make it scary. They kill off the surviving characters in the first part of the film. It would have been cool to let them live. I hated how Freddy dies at the end. Has to be one of the weakest ways he gets killed in any of the films. Couldn't they have though of something better. This film is were the series really jumped the shark. 3 had Freddy being more goofy than the others,but this film takes it to a new level. Also the blood and gore is toned down greatly from the first film. The actor playing Christen is not the same. I guess they couldn't get the same actor back. It doesn't kill the film,but takes away from it a bit.
My conclusion. Good film and one of the best in the series. Fun to watch and enjoy. However those looking for a horror film or the Freddy from the first film will be unhappy. If you can get past that then you will enjoy this film."
NOT AS GOOD AS PART 3, BUT STILL ENTERTAINING! 2 1/2 STARS!
! MR. KNOW IT ALL ;-b | TRI STATE AREA | 04/14/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I am reviewing the entire Nightmare on Elm Street series, but not this DVD release. I own the box set and I wanted to do individual reviews for each film.
By now the "Nightmare" franchise is replacing scares for laughs, but it does deliver some good FX moments. Robert Englund has played the character so many times he can do it in his sleep! The DVD transfer is very good on this entry and the disc has some cool goodies to check out."