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Child's Play is a 2019 American horror film directed by Lars Klevberg and written by Tyler Burton Smith, serving as a reboot of the 1988 film of the same name and a reboot of the franchise.

Plot: After moving to a new city, young Andy Barclay receives a special present from his mother -- a seemingly innocent Buddi doll that becomes his best friend. When the doll suddenly takes on a life of its own, Andy unites with other neighborhood children to stop the sinister toy from wreaking bloody havoc.

Why It Rocks[]

  1. It’s one of the few horror remakes that’s actually pretty decent and comes out as pretty subtle in it’s take on the film.
  2. Chucky in this version has a design to him that gives off very creepy, suspicious and suspenseful vibes, like how his eyes turn from blue to red when he’s in his murderous state.
  3. The idea of making Chucky an uncontrollable, murderous robot instead a possessed doll is a creative adjustment and is not the usual copy and paste remakes. It also helps to give the film a more realistic tone.
  4. The characters are relatable and/or very interesting, especially Andy and his new friends as they set out on a mission to kill Chucky.
  5. The cinematography and camera angles are well-shot and take on the tone of the film very well.
  6. The actors performances are not to bad, while not the best, it’s actually pretty decent to watch.
  7. Mark Hamill does a great job providing the voice of Chucky, almost sounding similar to Brad Dourif but still manages to do his own take on the killer doll.
  8. Bear McCreary did a great job with the score and the songs like Buddi song and the Childs Play theme and he uses a toy orchestra.
  9. A good mixture of well executed scary, awesome and heartwarming scenes throughout the movie.
  10. The pacing is quite good most of the time.
  11.  The kills are very clever and elaborate. Fun fact: This is the first Child's Play movie, in which Chucky kills an animal (which is in this is case is Andy's pet cat).
  12. “THIS IS FOR TUPAC!” line is very memorable

Bad Qualities[]

  1. The film can get very boring sometimes.
  2. The plot can be predictable at times
  3. The film didn’t sit well with a few cast members from the original Child’s Play series (like Jennifer Tilly).
  4. The puppets effects, while ok, are not as good as the original.
  5. The tone is very inconsistent.
  6. Chucky’s new design while good didn’t sit well with some people

Trivia[]

  • The filmmakers created a few posters for the film that parody Toy Story 4 (another 2019 living toy movie), which involves Chucky killing the characters in a gruesome fashion.
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