Josh Stewart’s review published on Letterboxd:
I am aware of people who love this movie and for the life of me I just do not get it. I barely give it a passing score because it's creative in parts but honestly this is just an absolute fucking mess of a movie. They went into production without a completed script and it shows. Most of the new characters suck and the old ones die, Tuesday Knight is a shit Kristen, and the whole hard rock Dokken vibe of the last movie is replaced with a sanitized MTV vibe, no edge. It has a kitsch to it but in no way is this good. Freddy is brought back by dog piss for fuck's sake. Dog piss. And the dog is named Jason. Har har.
I actually remember last time I "watched" this, I fell asleep on the couch and my ex-spouse was watching it for the first time, and I was awakened to the end credits as she declared " well THAT was stupid" and I think that's one of the few times we ever fully agreed on something lol. Sadly a much MUCH worse movie is next.
I suppose I should clarify: this really has some fun set pieces so I do like it. But the flaws are gigantic, made even worse following a truly legendary movie