Child's Play 2

1990

Action / Adventure / Fantasy / Horror / Thriller

89
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 40% · 15 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 52% · 100K ratings
IMDb Rating 5.9/10 10 58180 58.2K

Director

Top cast

Brad Dourif as Chucky
Jenny Agutter as Joanne Simpson
Alex Vincent as Andy Barclay
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623.66 MB
1280*694
English 2.0
NR
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23.976 fps
1 hr 24 min
Seeds 19
1.28 GB
1920*1040
English 2.0
NR
Subtitles us  
23.976 fps
1 hr 24 min
Seeds 32

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by bowmanblue 7 / 10

Satisfactory sequel

If you never saw the first 'Child's Play' film... it's about a serial killer whose soul gets trapped inside a children's doll and then goes on to persecute the poor little boy (Andy Barclay) who buys him. Now, after sending the offending dolly back to hell, he's back again (you don't need to know how - basically the same way Freddy, Jason or Michael Myers always comes back - yet - again). And, guess what, Andy Barclay is top of his 'hit list.' Brad Dourif returns to voice the killer doll, Chucky, and he gets it right on the mark again. However, the story does get a little bit repetitive after a while. It focuses around no one believing Andy that his doll is alive (and evil), only to find they're proved wrong when the doll kills them in a grisly manner (rinse and repeat). Plus you can tell who's going to die a mile off - all the adults are pretty horrible and you won't really shed a tear when any of them get gutted. Then there are the lapses in physics, i.e. when a plastic doll can regularly overpower fully-grown adults.

However, despite all its flaw, Child's Play 2 just about does the job. If you liked the first one, this one does its best to keep the franchise going along the same lines. However, if you're new to the films, I'd start off with the first one (it's easily the best and scariest) before seeing if you want to watch this one, too.

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Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 6 / 10

Still a good slasher movie

Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent) is placed with foster parents Joanne (Jenny Agutter) and Phil Simpson (Gerrit Graham) and fellow foster kid Kyle (Christine Elise). His mother has been committed to psychiatric observation. The toy company reassembles the Good Guys doll Chucky to disprove the tabloid murdering doll story. As soon as the doll is finished, it electrocutes a worker. Mattson (Greg Germann) is told to get rid of the doll which still has the soul of serial killer Charles Lee Ray. Chucky kills Mattson and then tracks down Andy.

This movie doesn't have the surprise reveal of the original. Everybody knows who Chucky is except the characters in the movie. This is simply a slasher movie and it does a good job at that. There is good tension as Andy tries and fails to convince the adults. It's nice that Alex Vincent returns to reprise the role of Andy. The audience does want the mother to return but that's not to be. It would have been great to see her escape and come to the rescue like Sarah Connor.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 4 / 10

A rushed out sequel that lacks the first film's imaginative power

Sequels tend to fall into one of two broad categories. The first is the 'improvement' sequel that strives to outdo its predecessor – films like TERMINATOR 2, ALIENS and THE DARK KNIGHT fall into this category, one of my favourites. The second is the 'rip-off' sequel, the sole reason for which is to make money. These films typically rehash the plot from the first movie without adding anything new to the blend and look like nothing more than bland imitators. Sadly, CHILD'S PLAY 2 is the latter type of sequel, a weak imitation of the first movie lacking the same originality, narrative thrust and enjoyment.

Things kick off at a toy factory where some manufacturers inexplicably revive Chucky, who was burned to a cinder at the end of the last flick. Soon enough he's back up and running, stalking Andy Barclay. What follows is in essence a series of cheesy deaths: people are stabbed, fall to their deaths, get electrocuted and in one instance are killed by a ruler. Unfortunately such moments feel tired and drawn out and this is a film that feels like it's in search of a plot. The only thing that holds it together is Brad Dourif, having a ball once more as the voice of Chucky. Alex Vincent also returns from the first but he seems more morose and restrained there; either he was bored with the role or told to act' subdued'.

With Alex's mother written out of the movie, we're introduced to a bland foster couple – there's nothing much to get out of the sheer boredom of these guys, which is a shame because two cult favourites play them; Gerrit Graham and Jenny Agutter, both wasted with nothing of what made them so memorable in the first place. The cheesy, extended finale is more yawn-inducing than inspiring this time around, as we've already seen all the Chucky-isn't-dead-is-he scares. Special effects are adequate but the low budget is apparent in many scenes, especially the non-starter of a car crash which is laughably bad. In all this is a worthless remake in a series filled with pretty uninteresting, undeserving films; apparently the rushed-out sequel is even worse. Stay tuned...

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