A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Review - Dream Warriors (1987)
When Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) begins work at a mental facility for kids who have been having terrible dreams involving Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), she realizes that she needs to help them get rid of the evil spirit once and for all in “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.”
I enjoyed the first. I thought the story was much better in the second (though I've watched it since writing my review and, even though I won't rewrite it, I think I rated it a bit high). Then here's the third one. This is the first of the movies to have the comical feel that has plagued the series since. All of the death scenes are ridiculous and idiotic, as well as some of the characters.
The writing doesn't seem to stay consistent with the deaths. People die in the strangest ways, and they blow it off as suicide. Seriously, there's no possible way it could have been suicide for some of these characters. I'd even be able to let that slide if the acting wasn't so effortless.
Probably the worst part of the movie was its story, which is such a generic 80s plot, and the subplots are just plain dumb. The ending is predictable, but I will admit that a couple of times the scares aren't.
“Dream Warriors” is fine if you're a fan of the series I suppose, but I just don't see the point of it all. I figure that the rest of the series won't get any better though.
Final Score: 2/10