Ayden The NinjaPirateBear’s review published on Letterboxd:
Non-2022 First Time Watches Ranked
Ranked: A Nightmare On Elm Street
Directors Ranked: Chuck Russell
My apologies but expect another bombardment of reviews as once again, I try to catch up. Life been kicking my ass this year, but especially the last two months. I won't go into details because yawwwwwwn, but just wanted to explain why I will be writing like 10 (likely shorter) reviews in a row.
Dream Warriors was one I went into with somewhat higher expectations as I find most people have it as the best sequel of the franchise, some have it as the best movie in the entire franchise. While I am not quite there on either, I still really enjoyed this.
I believe this features the best balance of 'scary Freddy' and 'funny Freddy'. Some of the movies (Freddy's Dead *cough*) go too far in one way or the other, but this one balanced him just right. It also has some awesome fucking kills. I liked the puppeteer one and the prime time one the best. I think this also just has a fantastic premise; team up in your dreams to take out Freddy. I will say Patricia Arquette's "power" just happening with no explanation is kinda weak but I enjoy the movie enough to overlook it.
Overall, some good kills, good laughs and a good story. Solid.