Not bad. Kind of leaned into the campiness the longer it went. Liked it was quick, basic stock characters, etc.
Some gnarly gore though.
Yes, but it had no impact, due to the over-the-top and garish presentation of it. It was like watching Peter Jackson's Dead Alive aka Braindead in these scenes. It was comic book gore.
The very first Child's Play presented the violence as more of an undercurrent, less is more approach, and it wasn't half as gory. Even Chucky's dolly demise was made to look disturbing and real. That nasty, volatile, psychotic and psychopathic little creature was a menace to be reckoned with. Not some misprogrammed robot that needs its fix from the internet and came across as something that was as cold and soulless as the movie. Chucky in the first was relatable due to a human presence inhibiting him, not to mention his will to survive and his excitement at going to be a kid again.
I've NEVER seen a movie go from fresh (70s) to rotten (50s) in 2 days, especially AFTER it's release. Once Friday hits, the final rating is usually set in stone. I could also swear the original was not a 67 a few days ago. Something seems fishy imo.
The movie doesen't even deserve to be in the 50’s. It should be in the 60’s at least.
I see the same sentiments all over the web. Most comments about this movie are positive. Initial reviews were positive and it again climbed back into fresh territory after dropping. Then he goes back down again? I don't think I've ever seen anything like this.
Despite having a much more interesting cinematography, CHILD'S PLAY PART 2 pretty much recycled the plot from CHILD'S PLAY PART 1. While CHILD'S PLAY PART 3 does change things up by abandoning the "Possessed toy murders people and makes everyone believe his owner did it" formula, the end result is still not scary enough. The opening title sequence is the best of the franchise, but the one-liners have become stupid. At the end of the 1st installment, there were only a few people who could testify to the existence of CHUCKY the evil doll. The reasons given as to why the secret was kept at the beginning of the 2nd installment may have been too convenient, but at least it wasn't illogical. At the end of that movie, we saw security cameras recording everything, so why doesn't anyone believe in him this time around? This is the point in the franchise where CHUCKY stopped caring about being seen.
He even pops up screaming with a knife in his hand near a man. The CHUCKY we all thought we knew until this point wouldn't have done that without making sure the person was unable to move. "Luckily" for him, he scared the man so much he died of a heart attack (he falls down on a table and breaks it, because apparently slasher flicks require the death scenes to be as noisy as possible). Speaking of, a lot of his plans require so many things out of his control to happen. One of them involves replacing paintball capsules with real bullets. I assumed that this would lead to a massacre (especially since he only did this with the red paint rifles instead of the blue ones), but it disappointingly doesn't.
BRIDE OF CHUCKY
SEED OF CHUCKY
CURSE OF CHUCKY
You know how many sequels are called "pointless" because the story didn't need to continue? CULT OF CHUCKY is pointless for a different reason. It feels like it's setting something up, but there's no clear direction. It starts out as an unbalanced mix of psychological thriller and gory slasher flick. Throughout the movie, there are hints of it also being a "Characters from different installments face off against each other and/or team up to defeat the villain" action sequel. It ends up being (again) an unbalanced mix of dark comedy and nihilistic drama.
Seriously, just look at the plan ANDY BARCLAY (the protagonist of the original trilogy, now all-grown up) comes up with: Get himself locked up in an asylum, wait until CHUCKY comes for him, turn the tables around, and kill him. He succeeds... and he still is somehow left trapped.
CURSE OF CHUCKY wasn't the best installment just because it had a well-crated moody atmosphere for most of its running time, but also because of NICA PIERCE (the protagonist). She was likeable and (internally) strong enough to taunt CHUCKY. I rooted for her to survive and I was invested in her family drama. Keep in mind that I don't usually say these things when dealing with a direct-to-video horror movie. Now, most of what she does is beg others to believe her or looked scared/sad when someone dies. I thought "OK, her personality isn't really being displayed because she's a victim of circumstances. The movie will build this up until the climax, where she'll fight back." That doesn't happen. Quite the opposite, actually.
By the way, CHUCKY mentions how disgusting FOLEY is (for taking advantage of NICA and probably other patients) but, when he finds himself in NICA's body, he touches her breasts. That's not rape too? Plus, even though they're unrelated characters, I don't want to imagine Brad Dourif touching his daughter like that. The continuity in this saga has always been questionable, but these last 2 movies have given me a headache. So... CHUCKY decided to stop trying to transfer his soul into a human body, which led to a fight with his wife TIFFANY VALENTINE and their child GLEN/GLENDA. TIFFANY switched bodies with the real JENNIFER TILLY, but CHUCKY didn't know that. CHUCKY killed JENNIFER, and GLEN/GLENDA killed their father. TIFFANY started to pretend she was JENNIFER. CHUCKY somehow survived and mailed his own arm via mail to the TILLY residence, where he killed his child. TIFFANY ignored it and decided to help CHUCKY transfer his soul into other dolls and humans, creating an army. The method to do this is a shortened version of the voodoo chant, and the time limit rule doesn't apply anymore for some reason. TIFFANY changed her identity back and, to this day, nobody makes the connection between the missing celebrity and her look-alike. Did I get all of that right?
I don't want to sound ungrateful by saying negative things about CHILD'S PLAY 2019, because it's what we've been asking for many years: A remake that, rather than telling the same story, tells a new one with the original's core elements. I'm sorry, but it's a forgettable bore. As goofy as the previous installments could get (purposefully or not), they were always memorable and kept my attention. I can't really judge Mark Hamill's performance, because the makers didn't decide if they wanted CHUCKY to be essentially a machine who does bad things out of misunderstandings or the same character he was before. The fact that he develops a semi-personality in the last part contradicts the tone they're going for. While the original looked a little creepy (for what was supposed to pass as a cute doll), I could get used to seeing him after a while. Who would ever want to be near, let alone play with, this hideous re-interpretation?!