Musa Chaudhry’s review published on Letterboxd:
I guess this movie is when the franchise jumped the proverbial shark and never quite recovered until Craven returned to deconstruct the franchise he started with New Nightmare, and you know what? I kinda love it for its shark jumping tenacity. The dream sequences are more elaborate this time around, with a fluidity and exuberance not found in previous installments, and at this point, I dont think Freddy has it in him to be as scary as he once was, so instead he opts for playfulness. He enjoys toying with his victims like a child playing with his food. And I actually found the story to be pretty cool, and the evolution of Alice as she prepares to take down Freddy was awesome. I love the juxtaposition of the two, where Freddy collects their souls but Alice collects their essence. Overall, kinda love it.
I love the characters in this movie and j love the dreams, so obviously I love it on the whole