|Ten Shocking Facts About Child's Play - Movie Review.|
Child's play is the latest horror film to get a remake, even though the original franchise created by Don Mancini is still going strong with blue-ray releases in an upcoming TV show we have a new 2019 version of this story with an edgy kid who curses a lot and his mom, who gets him a buddy doll and this buddy doll is smart not in the way he was in the original film where he was inhabited by the ghost of a murderer but as an electronic device he can interact with your home your TV all electronic appliances inside your house and he's designed to be a kid's best friend but of course as you might expect this one has some serious issues let me get this out of the way really quickly I by no means I'm like a Chuckie purist or anything if you've seen my review of the original film you know that I think it's a fun movie. I don't consider it like some horror classic the character of Chucky is iconic especially for that era but it's an evil doll that kills people I mean it's not like, The Shining or Halloween or Evil Dead 2 or anything it's it's by no means a classic and yet it is a very fun and enduring horror film and it was a little strange to me that they were doing a remake because the actual franchise with Don Mancini behind it is still going fairly strong I actually liked the curse of Chucky but throwing all that aside and judging this film purely on its merits it's enjoyable it feels like a throwback it has a very fun vibe to it there's a lot of very gory deaths which I didn't anticipate. it makes good use of the R rating and it knows what it is it's very light-hearted it's very tongue-in-cheek and it understands how silly it is and it by no means is trying to be a serious film which is really refreshing because I was afraid it was going to be a dark and gritty reboot of Chucky gratefully they understand that a doll killing people is fun and they find ways to make it enjoyable, the performances, for the most part, are very good the young actor Gabriel Bateman has a lot on his shoulders and he delivers Aubrey Plaza is great as his mother I thought that their relationship was the best in the film in regards to characterization it was fairly well fleshed out even though it was kind of conventional she has a boyfriend kid doesn't like the boyfriend creates tension there wasn't anything new there but I bought them as a mother and son relationship Brian Tyree Henry plays a detective who's often at his mother's house who lives right next to the main family and so he got a lot of good jokes in the movie and I thought the dynamic between him and his mother as well was one of the better parts of the movie Mark Hamill as the voice of Chucky excellent which is really surprising because Brad Dourif is so synonymous with this character but he is really good when it comes to voice work it's pretty hard to get better than Mark Hamill I mean he's already done so many iconic characters and he once again delivers as Chucky. but still the film felt very disposable to me and a lot of this is because characterization is very weak all around there are some neighborhood kids and they all basically are a cliche there's sort of the weird one there's the bully and they all sort of fit into those perfect cliches that you expect out of the neighborhood kids and never really understand anything about them so when people start inevitably dying they just feel like kill scenes there's no investment involved and so it's just like watching Chucky kill people which can be fun and is fun there's some good use of build-up and tension but not quite enough of that because even though this movie is really silly and it knows it in the original.
Child's play they did a better job of setting up Chucky, as a character and that's probably because an actual person is haunting Chucky in the original whereas here he's an electronic device that's malfunctioning and so there's not really a soul to the movie it's just watch ibly entertaining, and so I guess if you were afraid this movie was gonna be a disaster that's probably really for you to hear the look of Chucky I really don't like it I think he looks terrible he reminds me of that old show terrahawks those marionette puppets that were so fucking terrifying which is probably the type of unsettling reaction they were hoping for but I just found myself laughing a lot at his expressions and I am positive they're gonna become a bunch of gifts and memes in the future like there's one scene in particular where the kid sits down and asks Chucky to make as many weird creepy faces, as he can and you just watch Chucky's face contort for like 30 seconds and I understand that that's scene is supposed to be funny but having it so early on in the movie made me not be able to unsee that throughout the rest of it and I just don't understand why this is happening so much in these franchise films when you have an iconic character that everybody likes and knows the Sonic the Hedgehog trailer had him looking like a fucking blue squash and now this it's like no one was complaining about the look of Chucky he's looked the same since the 80s everyone likes that why do you have to change it it just I get the idea of differentiating yourself from the original I just don't like the way it looks plain and simple there's no if ands or buts about it and it's not much of a criticism I just don't like the way it looks still this was better than I thought it was going to be the performances are for the most part strong and it has a fun 80s vibe that recaptures that feeling still that's in a sense a bit of an issue because some of those fun eighties movies really were disposable a lot of them like you can watch them and feel nostalgic and you can remember those better times, maybe but then you kind of think more about them and you realized that they were actually a little bit throwaway and this movie feels like that but to be honest I was entertained for the most part in this film, I certainly didn't hate sitting in the theater Mark Hamill is great as the voice of Chucky and I feel like this isn't going to offend any Chucky purists if you can get over the design you'll probably enjoy yourself I'll give childsplay a b-minus guys thank you so much as always for watching look forward to more reviews very soon and if you like this you can click right here and get stuck mine eyes you.