Mar. 4th, 2014

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Curse of Chucky (2013)

While the Child's Play series isn't consistently brilliant, all the Child's Play movies are fun, with "Child's Play 3" being the only one I'd say was completely mediocre.

It seemed quite bizarre to me that so many apparent 'fans' of this series dismiss "Bride of Chucky" and "Seed of Chucky" for being comedies. ALL the Child's Play movies have some level of comedy in them. But Don Mancini, who has written every "Child's Play" film, has clearly decided to respond to this strangely pervasive opinion amongst fans of his series. So now "Curse of Chucky" is the first to try to play it pretty much entirely straight. But even here there are some (very welcome) silly moments.

Brad Dourif is, as always, playing the voice of Chucky, but here we have his daughter, Fiona Dourif, playing the lead protagonist. She plays a young woman confined to a wheelchair, but lucky enough to be living in an enormous house with its own elevator.

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Ranking and summing up the "Child's Play" series:

6. Child's Play 3 (1991) C-
Better acting than part 2 before it and a genuine sense of fun, but there's a clear sense that the ending was neutered here. When we are expecting the seemingly inevitable 'all hell breaks loose' finale, the movie suddenly falls flat. This film had so much potential and the spark of wit that Don Mancini brings to each instalment is still here. However, Child's Play 3 is a rather hollow entry in this otherwise highly enjoyable series.
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