Child’s Play. Chucky the doll. Why are people frightened by this doll? I would just punt him across the room. No need to be afraid of him.
The new movie changes the origin of the evil doll. In the past movies, Chucky was possessed by the soul of a killer. In this remake, Chucky is a robot, called Buddi, that is created to help families as well as be a friend to their kids. The dolls are programmed in a Vietnam plant. Workers program the dolls to be nice as well as an observant servant. Well, one worker loses his cool then decides to say fuck programming the current doll he’s working on. The doll, of course, becomes evil Chucky.
Aubrey Plaza and Mark Hamill are tremendous actors. They make this cheesy horror flick at least somewhat enjoyable. Yes, this movie is cheesy just like an ’80s slasher film. No, there’s not any sex or nude people. There are a lot of jokes and predictable kills. The film has plenty of gore, which still doesn’t make kill scenes more entertaining. One kill scene that takes place in a shopping store is so absurd that I laughed loudly in the theater. It involves robotic teddy bears.
This movie could use more suspense. Too much humor hurt this one. I feel as if this should’ve went straight to DVD. Plaza and Hamill were great. They just couldn’t save this movie.