History YMMV / WesCravensNewNightmare

4th Dec '15 1:21:36 PM erforce
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: "New Nightmare" has Freddy Krueger escape into the ''real world'' and they didn't ever consider having Creator/RobertEnglund fight him?
** The movie hints at Freddy sort of replacing Robert Englund, with Robert sort of phasing out as Freddy shows up more, so while it is indeed a wasted opportunity, it was at least considered and rather justified in its removal.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter:
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"New Nightmare" has Freddy Krueger escape into the ''real world'' and they didn't ever consider having Creator/RobertEnglund fight him?
** *** The movie hints at Freddy sort of replacing Robert Englund, with Robert sort of phasing out as Freddy shows up more, so while it is indeed a wasted opportunity, it was at least considered and rather justified in its removal.
24th Sep '15 1:09:20 PM AspieCrow
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*** [[spoiler: Arguably FridgeBrilliance: Robert Englund being the person that the public focuses on allows Nancy (as Heather) to have a career, but not be in the public eye ''too much''.]]
20th Jul '15 11:38:34 PM KingClark
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* {{Squick}}: Perhaps the Squickiest moment of the series has no gore and no violence: on a television talk show, Heather Langenkamp is asked if she could trust her child around Creator/RobertEnglund, simply because he plays Freddy.
4th May '15 9:35:23 AM SheldonDinkleburg
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Despite being well-received by many, the meta concept of Freddy haunting the actors in real life, as well as the SelfInsertFic undertones, turned off a lot of people and this showed with the movie's low box office gross. In contrast, ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'', which shared similar self-aware ideals, was a roaring success, and Wes attributes this to ''Scream'' being more relatable since the main characters are horror fans instead of horror producers.
19th Dec '14 12:10:28 PM bt8257
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* FridgeHorror: Remember how Freddy was originally conceived as both a serial killer who prayed on children and a sexual predator as well? What did Freddy really mean when he said he "touched" Dylan?

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* FridgeHorror: Remember how Freddy was originally conceived as both a serial killer who prayed on children and a sexual predator as well? What did Freddy really mean when he said he "touched" Dylan?



** Throughout most of the movie, Dylan's stuffed dinosaur Rex serves as his guardian and security blanket, to the point where Freddy makes multiple attempts to destroy it, and it even briefly becomes a macguffin. It's disappointing, then, when the movie ends and we never see Rex coming to life in the dream world and eating Freddy.

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** Throughout most of the movie, Dylan's stuffed dinosaur Rex serves as his guardian and security blanket, to the point where Freddy makes multiple attempts to destroy it, and it even briefly becomes a macguffin.{{MacGuffin}}. It's disappointing, then, when the movie ends and we never see Rex coming to life in the dream world and eating Freddy.
16th Nov '14 7:01:39 AM AnotherGuy
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* WhatAnIdiot: Dylan. The sheer amount of danger he gets into in that film makes his continued survival frankly baffling to witness. One could infer that perhaps [[PlotDevice the plot]] is actively compelling him to do these type of things. Also, Heather commented that Dylan usually acts much differently, which seems to imply that his stupid actions and change in behavior are the result of what's going on with Freddy.

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* WhatAnIdiot: Dylan. The sheer amount of danger he gets into in that film makes his continued survival frankly baffling to witness. One could infer that perhaps [[PlotDevice the plot]] is actively compelling him to do these type of things. Also, Heather commented that Dylan usually acts much differently, which seems to imply that his stupid actions and change in behavior are the result of what's going on with Freddy. Plus, any parent with a child his age is well aware kids do ''amazingly stupid things''.
16th Nov '14 7:00:18 AM AnotherGuy
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* HeReallyCanAct: Robert Englund. Check out his scenes ''without'' makeup on.
3rd Oct '14 12:26:09 PM erforce
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* {{Narm}}: Dylan's screaming.

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* {{Narm}}: Dylan's screaming.screaming wouldn't be out of place in a ''Film/HomeAlone'' movie.
24th Jul '14 4:09:38 PM Rabukurafuto
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* ItGetsBetter



* TheScrappy: Dylan. How much peril do you have to get yourself into before you actually realise you should ''run'' from the undead serial killer? No... [[TooDumbToLive I didn't mean climb into a lit furnace...]].
** Technically, he didn't have anywhere else to run. It was either get away from Krueger in the only avoidable spot left to run to, or stay and get killed. The proverbial "rock and a hard place". And there ''was'' a way out of the oven besides the door.

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* TheScrappy: Dylan. How much peril do you have to get yourself into before you actually realise you should ''run'' from the undead serial killer? No... [[TooDumbToLive I didn't mean climb into a lit furnace...]].
** Technically, he didn't have anywhere else to run. It was either get away from Krueger in the only avoidable spot left to run to, or stay and get killed. The proverbial "rock and a hard place". And there ''was'' a way out of the oven besides the door.



* WhatAnIdiot: Dylan. The sheer amount of danger he gets into in that film makes his continued survival frankly baffling to witness. He at one point tries to escape Freddy by ''climbing into a lit furnace''.
** See above, he really didn't have anywhere else to run, and Dylan had found a way out of the oven besides the door he entered.
** This still doesn't excuse his tendency to do these types of things throughout the film, that even children in the real world would likely recognise as being very ''bad'' ideas? One could infer that perhaps [[PlotDevice the plot]] is actively compelling him to do these type of things. Also, Heather commented that Dylan usually acts much differently, which seems to imply that his stupid actions and change in behavior are the result of what's going on with Freddy.

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* WhatAnIdiot: Dylan. The sheer amount of danger he gets into in that film makes his continued survival frankly baffling to witness. He at one point tries to escape Freddy by ''climbing into a lit furnace''.
** See above, he really didn't have anywhere else to run, and Dylan had found a way out of the oven besides the door he entered.
** This still doesn't excuse his tendency to do these types of things throughout the film, that even children in the real world would likely recognise as being very ''bad'' ideas?
One could infer that perhaps [[PlotDevice the plot]] is actively compelling him to do these type of things. Also, Heather commented that Dylan usually acts much differently, which seems to imply that his stupid actions and change in behavior are the result of what's going on with Freddy.
20th Jul '14 1:28:05 AM NowhereLad
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** Technically, he didn't have anywhere else to run. It was either get away from Krueger in the only avoidable spot left to run to, or stay and get killed. The proverbial "rock and a hard place".

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** Technically, he didn't have anywhere else to run. It was either get away from Krueger in the only avoidable spot left to run to, or stay and get killed. The proverbial "rock and a hard place". And there ''was'' a way out of the oven besides the door.



** See above, he really didn't have anywhere else to run.

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** See above, he really didn't have anywhere else to run.run, and Dylan had found a way out of the oven besides the door he entered.
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