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The joke is on the filmmakers: By taking the finality out of death, they've already robbed the horror genre of its giddy sting.
Sixth and final edition in the Nightmare on Elm Street feature series delivers enough violence, black humor and even a final reel in 3-D to hit paydirt with horror-starved audiences.
Even the much-heralded 3-D finale is murky and unimaginative.
The Elm Street films have always been a cut above the competition, so to speak, with their playfully malevolent dream sequences and their mocking, ever-resourceful villain.
So long, Freddy, it's been good to know you.
An admitted guilty pleasure and one that delivers the corn ball gags by the dozens.
Undoubtedly the nadir of the Elm Street series...
Freddy Krueger's 3-D death is about as lame as the rest of this crummy flick, the sixth and supposedly last in the often imaginative but ultimately numbing Nightmare on Elm Street series.
One of the weaker entries.
The one interesting idea -- what would a town be like if all the teenagers in it had been slaughtered in five movies? -- is thrown away with a few cheap jokes.
worst of the series
The Final Nightmare marks an end to Freddy's wisecracking ways. This surrealistic nightmare fits the style perfectly, but sometimes lacks in imagination.
Yeah, this one is exceptionally bad. Lol. I bought the box set of first 7 movies, so slowly working my way through. Liked the series, but some are definitely better than others. This one barely has a story to it. Apparently was in 3d, which isn't how I watched it. Maybe that would have improved it.
Well, it's watchable, but nothing great.
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare may not be one of the best in the series, but you have to admit it's hilarious. This is Krueger at his funniest. NOT scariest, NOT meanest, just funniest. And I don't mean the characters are so funny (although sometimes they are), but Freddy steals the show with his demented sense of humor. This movie is damn funny. It's the most slapstick-ish one in the series. It plays off like a violent cartoon for adults. It's like a movie that knows it's bad but has a good time making fun of itself. That works! There are no scares, no gore, no tension...it's just joke, after joke, after joke. Maybe not all 600 jokes are funny, but I'm sure you'll find about 300 that are. And is that bad? Is a movie that makes you giggle a sucky movie? Why would it be? I like laughing, and Freddy's Dead made me laugh. It's like one big joke, almost a spoof. So for it's worth, this joke rocked. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare is purely fun entertainment. Recommended.
This is the weakest film in the series, yet. Just when you thought Freddy's Revenge was the worst sequel, this one tops it. At first, I used to love it, but now, I always notice something wrong with the film. The acting sucks, the kills are are cartoonish,Freddy looks like he's made of rubber and the overall film fails to deliver on anything that was great in the previous films. The "end" of Freddy is so lame, it's silly. The film is more comedic than anything and really isn't that great to begin with. The film does have great moments, such as a cameo by Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Tom Arnold, not even that can redeem this film. The idea was great, but execution was poorly done, and thus Freddy's dead ends being the weakest sequel in the series.
Definitely a little more comical that I would've liked, but it does have a lot more back story and screen time for Freddy. None of the sequels besides part II really captured the magic of the first, but this is the closest it came. Just having some great moments from Freddy are worth it.
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