Sunday, June 30, 2019

Screaming Sunday - Child's Play

By sati (harlequinade) Sunday, June 30, 2019 , ,
Movie rating: 52/100
Plot: A mother gives her 13-year-old son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.
The heroes: The kids, because it's the cool thing these days to have the children battle the horror antagonist. After all, It is the most successful horror film in history.
The antagonists: That one disgruntled employee.
Best scene: The reveal of what Chucky did to the world's crappiest boyfriend.
Oh-oh something's not right line:  Did you say Chucky?
What makes it so great? This is not a great movie but it's much better than I expected it to be after its lazy, disgusting and quite frankly hugely unprofessional marketing campaign with Chucky murdering Toy Story characters. The film is much more fun than other recent horror films - I am looking at you, Brightburn - and it is surprisingly emotional. Granted I always feel for CGI characters, but I was genuinely surprised how much I empathized with Chucky, This whole situation happened because of someone messing up his programming and all he wanted was to be a good friend. There's also plenty of humor here and the actors do a really great job - Aubrey Plaza somehow sells being somebody's mom, Gabriel Bateman is really good as Andy and Brian Tyree Henry provides a lot of comic relief.
Scare factor:  - 1/5 evil pumpkins - Not that scary but there are few disturbing things here, if you are a cat person you are in for a bad time.
Gore factor:- 2/5 bloody Leatherfaces - There is quite a bit of gore but it's so over the top it's not really scary.
Is there a twist? No.
Unsuitable for: Parents. Toy owners. Cat owners. People who still have Christmas lights hanging around.
Repercussions: You'll smash your phone, fearing Siri.



8 comments:

  1. I'll catch this one eventually, Child's Play 2 has always been my favorite of this franchise. I'm interested in seeing how this compares.

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    1. I don't think I ever saw the old ones, I am sure they are better than this one but it's quite fun

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  2. I don't know if I want to see this remake. Actually, I never even seen the original Chucky movie. But, this does sound a bit interesting.

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    1. Well it has an interesting antagonist, thats rare for horror flicks

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  3. I'm glad to hear this isn't a complete disaster as I like the franchise (they are not great films but there are so fun to watch). I didn't know it was a remake because I didn't bother watching trailer nor reading plot lines, but I'm definitely interesting in seeing it now.

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    1. I think it's a remake, in that the kid gets the doll here but I am pretty sure everything else was changed from the original

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  4. I have a review written for this that Instill need to post. We land around the same place. I didn’t find a whole lot to be excited about. It was definitely watch and the throwaway entertainment.

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