Day 140 & Day 141 & Day 142 – Bride of Chucky & Curse of Chucky & Cult of Chucky

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Movie Title: Bride of Chucky

First Watch / Repeat Viewing

Running Time: 1 hr. 29 min.

Rated: R

Who did I watch with?: Stephie

Where did I watch it?: Home

Review:

Bride of Chucky is the best of the Child’s Play series. Chucky is given a counterpoint played by Jennifer Tilly. Tilly plays Charles Lee Ray’s long lost love interest. She steals him from police lockup and proceeds to try and bring him back to life. After being revived they have a lover’s quarrel during which Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) ends up dead. Chucky then uses some voodoo garbage to revive Tiffany and put her into the body of a doll. They need to get into new bodies, so they set off on a quest for picturesque Hackensack, NJ where Ray’s body is buried. They intend to exhume his corpse and retrieve some voodoo crystal from around his neck, so that they can transfer into new hosts.

Along the way they run into excellent counterpoints played by a young Katherine Heigl and Nick Stabile. These young lovers end up taking the murderous duo for a ride. There chemistry together is also very good. Hilarity and exceptional levels of violence ensue. Brad Dourif is given full reign to run Chucky’s mouth and Tilly does a great job as Tiffany. They spar with each other very well and dominate the story. The story builds to the most logical and sensible conclusion in the whole series.

Verdict:

It is funny and has exceptionally clever violence. See it.

Tomorrow’s Movie: Curse of Chucky (2013)

 

Movie Title: Curse of Chucky

First Watch / Repeat Viewing

Running Time: 1 hr. and 37 min.

Rated: R

Who did I watch with?: Stephie

Where did I watch it?: Home

Review:

Curse of Chucky is a decent movie in the series that doesn’t fit into the overall continuity of the series in any sensible way. The story builds very slowly and is uneven in terms of continuity. Nica lives in a remote home with her mother. She has been paralyzed since birth and her mother has suffered from bouts of serious mental issues. They receive a package in the mail containing the one and only Chucky. That very night her mother commits an extremely unexpected “suicide.”

After her death, Nica’s family comes to help her out. They are terrible. Her sister wants to put her in an assisted living facility, so they can sell the house, and collect the money. Her husband suspects she is having an affair. Despite the fact that they are having exceptional financial difficulties, they are still employing a live in Nanny. Their daughter takes an immediate liking to Chucky. Chucky is discovered to be embroiled in family affairs as the house descends into murderous chaos. It contains less humor than Bride of Chucky, but it is a much more put together movie than its predecessor the Seed of Chucky.

Verdict:

The story builds up very slowly. It isn’t as good as the best in the series, but it isn’t Child’s Play 3 or Seed of Chucky either. Take it or leave it.

Tomorrow’s Movie: Cult of Chucky (2017)

 

Movie Title: Cult of Chucky

First Watch / Repeat Viewing

Running Time: 1 hr. and 31 min.

Rated: R

Who did I watch with?: Flying Solo

Where did I watch it?: Home

Review:

Cult of Chucky is the most recent in the Child’s Play series. Things start off and everything seems to be under control. Chucky’s head is firmly stowed away inside a safe in the apartment of an adult Andy Barclay. Barclay’s mental health appears to be in a fragile state as he takes time to hang out with Chucky and also torture him. Meanwhile, Nica Pierce is locked away in a mental health facility where she is convinced that she killed her whole family. She is also convinced that Chucky isn’t real. Then Chucky dolls start appearing all over the hospital. There is not one, but two. They both seem to be alive.

The mystery is exceptionally solvable, but the movie strings it along for a solid amount of time after you’ve likely already solved it. The looney tunes inside the asylum keep the movie interesting and the plot progresses at a fairly brisk pace.

Verdict:

Chucky is as menacing as ever. The plot is unique enough to remain interesting and is mostly coherent. See it.

Tomorrow’s Movie: Deadpool 2 (2018)

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