You know what? This is a blast from beginning to end and they put a good deal more effort into setting up the smackdown than I expected. Obviously it's trash but it's grand fun for a horror fan and I'm deeply saddened that this didn't lead to more monster match-ups of this ilk.
This was a film I thoroughly enjoyed as a kid. Growing up I was a huge fan of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise and I thought Freddy Kruger was one of the most badass villains of all time and seeing these two horror titans square off in a no holds barred game of cat and mouse was an absolute delight for the geek in everyone.
Of course bad films are always being made, but FvJ seems especially emblematic of a period when gross films were being made. Circa 2000's was probably the worst time for comedies/horrors marketed to millennial teens who were seen to desire something edgier. The result is distasteful trash like this, with a distinct lack of the fun or wit which drove the Nightmare series. This shit makes 'New Nightmare' look golden.