Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Nightmare on Elm Street 2

Staring: Robert Englund, Mark Patton.
Director: Jack Sholder.

Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, is exactly the kind of sequel you don’t want to have in a film series. Not even at the level of a black sheep, this shows exactly how far a premise can stray after just after one film.

Taking place 5 years after the events of the first film, this film features no returning cast members beyond Englund. Freddy’s back and wants revenge. This time he’s going to take it out by possessing the body of Jesse (Mark Patton).

The potential for this film is slashed after the opening sequence. Poorly directed, edited, and acted, with mediocre bland 80s set design and all around poor atmosphere make this film a travesty to almost all the senses.

Frankly one of the most perplexing scenes in the film is when Jesse “sleep walks” down to a gay bar and comes across his school gym teacher – who just happens to be decked out in leather. After confronting Jesse he decides to take him back to the school and teach him a lesson for staying out so late – only to end up being spanked to death with a towel. Wonderful.

You’re better off forgetting this film and pretending “The Dream Warriors” is the direct sequel to the original – which in all respects it is.


1 comment:

Matt Ramone said...

Alls I know is that Dream Warriors had the best theme song EVER.


Trust me, you will NOT be disappointed. THEY DEFEAT HIM WITH THE POWER OF THEIR ROCKING.