History YMMV / ANightmareOnElmStreet4TheDreamMaster

11th Oct '17 6:11:02 AM ClatoLawa
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: As analysed [[http://www.1000misspenthours.com/reviews/reviewsn-z/nightmareonelmstreet4thedreammaster.htm here]], the premise of Freddy exploiting Kristen's power to delay his death further and bring him more victims had a lot of potential that wasn't lived up to.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: As analysed argued by [[http://www.1000misspenthours.com/reviews/reviewsn-z/nightmareonelmstreet4thedreammaster.htm here]], 1000 Misspent Hours]]:
-->The idea that Krueger is somehow limited to preying on
the premise children of his killers is an interesting one, and provides a plausible impetus for him to try to exploit Kristen’s power. After all, if Krueger can exist only in the dreams of what Nancy Thompson once called “the Elm Street kids,” then he himself will cease to be if ever he completes his revenge. We might envision a scenario in which Freddy exploiting Kristen's is initially okay with the idea that the powers of cosmic darkness have granted him such a limited exemption from death, but gradually realizes that he’s not ready to die again as he closes in on the last of his intended victims. Seeking a way to preserve himself, he could then imprison Kristen in her subconscious — like he did with Joey in ''Dream Warriors'' — keeping her alive but comatose and relying on her panicked efforts to get help to give him access to dreams he never could have entered by himself. Krueger’s rebirth could be explained by a forthright admission that his mother had it wrong — something much more powerful than Freddy himself wants him to finish the job and fulfill his end of a bargain ceding his own soul to Hell. Unfortunately, I’m at just as big a loss as the filmmakers when it comes to devising a sensible way to bring Alice into her role as the Dream Master, and any story predicated on Krueger’s inability to prey on anyone outside of a small, narrowly defined group also flies directly in the face of ''Freddy’s Revenge''; if Krueger could enter Jesse’s dreams when the boy had only just moved to Springwood, why shouldn’t he be able to do the same to any of the natives? But that aside, there is much to be said for the premise, and that goes double for the notion that Freddy would have to share the power to delay he gains from his death further and bring him more victims had with the person whose dreams he uses as a lot of potential conduit for stealing their souls. I also like the idea, referred to quite openly throughout the film, that wasn't lived up to.Alice specifically is destined to become the Dream Master (a quibble: she really ought to be the Dream ''Mistress'') precisely because of her helplessness and timidity in the real world — like Alice says herself, dreams are all she’s got. The trouble is that it’s all handled in ways that make very little sense. To start with the biggie, no explanation is ever given for the two crucial events of the story: Krueger’s rise from the dead and Kristen’s transfer of her psychic powers to Alice. Matters are not helped, either, by the lesser instances of lazy writing that are scattered all through the film. For example, in a couple of cases it isn’t even clear that Freddy’s victims are supposed to be sleeping at the time, and when Krueger comes for Dan, although he is explicitly described as being asleep, the outcome of the attack would be flatly impossible unless he were really awake!
15th Sep '17 3:18:44 PM Repo
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* SoOkayItsAverage: Compared to the rest of the series. It's not as highly regarded as the first film, ''Dream Warriors'' or ''New Nightmare'', but definitely not hated anywhere near as much as ''Freddy's Revenge'', ''Dream Child'' or ''Freddy's Dead''.
30th Jul '17 5:48:54 PM ryanson209
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*** Speaking of background music, the downright ''epic'' [[http://youtu.be/9UjNxFF9e9s score]] during Alice's LockAndLoadMontage. "Fuckin' A", ''indeed''.

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*** Speaking of background music, the downright ''epic'' [[http://youtu.be/9UjNxFF9e9s score]] during Alice's LockAndLoadMontage.LockAndLoadMontage, an instrumental version of "Don't Be Afraid of Your Dreams" that hasn't been officially released. "Fuckin' A", ''indeed''.
25th Jul '17 6:37:31 AM Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
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** Speaking of background music, the downright ''epic'' [[http://youtu.be/9UjNxFF9e9s score]] during Alice's LockAndLoadMontage. "Fuckin' A", ''indeed''.

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** *** Speaking of background music, the downright ''epic'' [[http://youtu.be/9UjNxFF9e9s score]] during Alice's LockAndLoadMontage. "Fuckin' A", ''indeed''.
14th Jul '17 12:32:24 PM ThatSpyChick
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* MoralEventHorizon: While Freddy was a ''horrible'' excuse for a human being before this, this is the movie that shows just how depraved he he: upon running out of the victims his DealWithTheDevil lets him at, rather than be content with his revenge, Freddy chooses to do everything he can to reach out and get ''more'' people to sadistically murder.

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* MoralEventHorizon: While Freddy was a ''horrible'' excuse for a human being before this, this is the movie that shows just how depraved he he: is: upon running out of the victims his DealWithTheDevil lets him at, rather than be content with his revenge, Freddy chooses to do everything he can to reach out and get ''more'' people to sadistically murder.
18th Apr '17 5:33:04 PM ryanson209
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*** 27 years with no official release, Tuesday released an EP with 7 different versions of it at fan demand.
11th Jan '17 2:10:06 PM Godzillawolf
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* MoralEventHorizon: While Freddy was a ''horrible'' excuse for a human being before this, this is the movie that shows just how depraved he he: upon running out of the victims his DealWithTheDevil lets him at, rather than be content with his revenge, Freddy chooses to do everything he can to reach out and get ''more'' people to sadistically murder.
27th Sep '16 2:24:31 AM Light_shade
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* TearJerker: Alice imagining [[spoiler: her brother Rick]] popping out of the coffin at his funeral and telling her he escaped Freddy. It's definitely ''not'' PlayedForLaughs and is a somber moment in a movie that can get otherwise very goofy. For anyone who's ever been to the funeral of a loved one, it definitely hits home as a form of wish fulfillment.
1st Aug '16 6:31:48 AM Godzillawolf
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* FridgeBrilliance: The 'dog peeing fire on Freddy's grave to resurrect him' is less of a BigLippedAlligatorMoment when you remember ''how'' Freddy was defeated in the last film: last rites being performed on his remains. He probably used Kincaid's dog to desecrate his grave.
27th Jan '16 7:42:53 AM Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
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** Speaking of background music, the downright ''epic'' [[http://youtu.be/9UjNxFF9e9s score]] during Alice's LockAndLoadMontage. "Fuckin' A", indeed.

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** Speaking of background music, the downright ''epic'' [[http://youtu.be/9UjNxFF9e9s score]] during Alice's LockAndLoadMontage. "Fuckin' A", indeed.''indeed''.
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