Thursday, July 12, 2007

Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Staring: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Patricia Arquette, John Saxon, Craig Wasson
Director: Chuck Russell

So the problems that happened in the second film caused the production crew to go back to the drawing board on how to do one of these films. Thank goodness because it led to the return of Wes Craven to clean up the mess.

Nancy (Langenkamp) returns, in this entry of the series set at an institution, where teens (which include Patricia Arquette as Kristen) are trying to get help from their nightmares. Little do they know that Freddy is at it again. Kristen apparently has the power to "pull" people into her dreams. Can they stop Freddy in time? Laurence Fishburne also stars.

There were some things that really bugged me about this film, but for the most part, it was handled pretty decently, especially for a third entry into a series that eventually spans 8 films.

Frankly it would have been better if they had droped the “3” in the title and just pretended the second film didn’t even come out.

This film was the start of the "funny" Freddy, but thankfully it wasn't overplayed in this film. The same can not be said about the sequels. You can't help but laugh when he says "Welcome to prime time, bitch" as he smashes a poor teenager's head into a TV set.

*** ½ /*****

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