Surprisingly good reimagining and best CP movie since the first 3
a surprisingly good reimagining! i like the character since i was 6 seeing the original in theaters and saw 2 in theaters when i was 8 and i felt the last good Child's Play film was 3 (which i saw in theaters as a kid) which was the last time Chucky was a scary and threatening character then after that Don Mancini lost his touch on writing after 3.
Bride of Chucky was the beginning of the downward fall of the franchise as with that, Seed, Curse and Cult the character and franchise became a complete joke no thanks to Don Mancini who's writing got worse. I mean at least Bride had some nice visuals and good direction by Ronny Yu but fell flat on the script and tries to be scary and funny but fails at that even with unlikable characters as the first 3 had likable characters you cared about and then Seed, Curse and Cult came along as Mancini proves he can't direct for crap and doesn't know what he hell he's doing as he's such an amateur director who became a hack and more unlikable characters and lame stuff. And Cult of Chucky was really awful as it killed the franchise even with that stupid cheat code crap, making Andy a complete idiot ruining the character, breaking the established rules of the first 3 films and all as it wasn't even scary, awful acting, poor production values and that image of Chucky about to be buried by an asylum patient to be buried as he flips off the camera and be buried is a foreshadowing of the funeral process of the franchise, it died after that and even Douriff sounded bored as Chucky in that movie as i can tell in his voice "i'm a talented actor and i'm tired of playing this stupid killer doll and need other roles".
I really enjoyed this new take on the franchise! the kid was quite likable and the mother too, i liked how Chucky was a practical effect and i like the idea of a killer AI than a possessed doll which was done to death already. It really gave me a vibe of that Simpsons episode with Funzo and Small Soldiers, it was something fresh and new. Nice make up and gore effects and has a vibe of Stranger Things to it. Mark Hamil is quite good as the new voice of Chucky and all.
I like that it did different things unlike the Elm Street remake which was just a lame near copy of the original movie and added nothing new but also steal lines from the other films. I like that this made Chucky actually scary again. It was also better than Rob Zombie's Halloween remake which suffered from unlikable characters and bad writing.
I hope for a sequel as that could be good and this is an example of how to do a remake right. It’s so nice to see a remake do something new and fresh instead of just copying the original like Poltergeist, Elm Street and some. Nice to see Chucky be serious like the first 3 films, sure there's levity here and so did the first 3 and it's not a straight up parody like the last 4.
Bravo for the filmmakers to make the best Child's Play movie since the first 3 and making Chucky scary again