Originally Posted by DARKMITE8
Really? I think following DREAM WARRIORS, it's a major let down in the production design department. What it doesn't directly lift from 3, it executes poorly. Look at that cheesy paint-dripped elevator. And the over-reliance on colored light to hide the cheapness. Meh.
Harlin's pales in comparison to Chuck Russell's IMO.
Despite my opinion here ^, there are some things I like about DREAM MASTER: I dig Alice's character (especially compared to the new Kristen), her daydreams, the hinted deja vu trap, her action preparatory montage, and the finale in the cathedral. I don't quite understand why that gizmo did anything, but seeing all the trapped souls reach out and pull Freddy apart was a great moment of body horror.
Now why Alice loses her nerve, powers, and red hair (bastards!) in DREAM CHILD, I'll never know. My favorite part of that flick was Fetus Freddy, KNB's face de-merge, and the birth canal imagery. WTF was up with the rap song over the credits? Jarring, considering what came before. Yeah, I got a chuckle outta the Super Freddy showdown.