Release Date: June 20
Starring: Mark Hamill, Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry, Gabriel Bateman, et al.
Kids born in the ’90s and 2000s loved to hate Chucky. The deadly toy was infamously known for stalking its hapless victims, asking if they wanted to play, before proceeding to slice them open. So popular was the first Chucky movie that it went on to inspire countless sequels and spinoffs. Child’s Play is the latest in this very long list, and the question on most people’s lips is if this reboot is anything like the first one?
Well, almost nothing ever beats the first one in movies, it’s just the way it’s been. Child Play is no exception to this rule. But it does reinvent a lot of the old tropes of the franchise into themes relevant to our current clime. For starters, this Chucky isn’t the product of a voodoo practitioner or some lightning and thunderstorm, but instead, a malfunctioned doll capable of synching with multiple devices. Just think of it like Siri sitting on the store shelf, waiting for children to own it. Most of the voodoo-kind-of-trick come from this Buddi doll’s seamless ability to hack all forms of electronics, even cars, which I thought was cool in away.
As always, this Chucky too massacres in pretty brutal ways; there’s the time he splits the creepy janitor guy in half and the other time when he delivers a decapitated head to Andy to show his devotion (that was my favorite 😌), this Chucky kills for sport and that’s spot-on for the character.
For all the ways Child’s Play dares to be different those are the many ways I like it.
Rinzy’s Rating: 2.5
Directed By: Lars Klevberg