These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge
Contested Sequel: Widely considered to have a dip in quality, though it has its defenders. Its canon status even reaches Broad Strokes (as the events are hardly referenced in sequels, but some elements remained).
Ho Yay: Whatever the people may think of the movie, it's definitely the most homoerotic Elm Street film to date, and one of the gayest horror movies ever made.
In the Nightmare documentary Never Sleep Again, the subject is talked about at length. It reveals that the writer actually did it on purpose, but not even the producer realized it until it was too late. Robert Englund has gone on record saying that he thinks that Freddy in this film represents Jesse's repressed homosexual desires. Mark Patton (who played Jesse) came out as gay after the film was released, and thinks that his self-doubts about his sexuality at the time when the movie was shot carried over into his performance. A lot of other people have commented on it, too:
Lisa's dad attempts to shoot Freddy and misses. Freddy turns towards him and the audience is given a terrifying closeup on his enraged face. But then Lisa arrives at her father's side, and the closeup shows Freddy going completely puppy-eyed.
Freddy causing a lovebird to attack the characters and then explode was among the silliest scenes in the series.