YMMV / Dreamscape

Dreamscape: the film

  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Mr. Weber's sexual-anxiety dream: a jarring interlude of trite, unfunny sex comedy in what's otherwise a pretty grim story. Alex doesn't learn anything he hadn't already learned from the construction worker's falling dream, and the characters involved are flatly-acted stereotypes. It doesn't even make sense as an example of the therapeutic use to which the researchers hope to apply their dream-walkers' revolutionary techniques, as any competent shrink should've been able to diagnose Weber's issues just by talking to him. It conveys the impression that the producer'd insisted the film needed another sex scene, so the writer peevishly shoehorned in the lamest one imaginable.
  • Critical Research Failure: The Spanish title of this film, "La Gran Huida" ("The Great Escape"). The translator evidently mistook the original title pun between "dream" and "landscape" with another between "dream" and "escape", and took the first word as a greatness adverb (as in "dream team") instead of being literally about dreams.
  • Nightmare Fuel: This is a film about entering dreams, it has fuel for nightmares. Including visions of the apocalypse, half human/snake monsters, wolves, high anxiety, etc.
  • The Scrappy: Tommy. Not only he is an overconfident rival to Alex, but comes across as an unstable adult kid with daddy issues as well as a total ego tripping jerk.
  • Why Would Anyone Take Him Back?: Jane is rather forgiving of Alex after he inserts himself into her dreams and had sex with her.

Dreamscape: the web series

  • Awesome Music: The theme song (after episode 2), which makes sense, being Planet Wisp.
  • Creepy Awesome: Ethan.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The Master of the Dammed has a lot in common with The Beast from Over the Garden Wall. Both of them reside in a realm beginning with 'The Un', their true faces are never seen, they both emotionally break the victims they beckon before killing them, and both of them meet their demise by their Dragon destroying their Soul Jar.
  • Narm / Narm Charm: The simplistic art style and delivery of lines may give off either of these vibes, even moreso than DSBT InsaniT due to the more serious nature of the series.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Despite its simplistic style, there are some noteworthy animations like Jasmine vs Keela in "Tale of the Unworld".
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Despite its simplistic style, its definitely something kids shouldn't watch.