Child's Play

2019

Drama / Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller

186
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 63% · 208 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 57% · 5K ratings
IMDb Rating 5.7/10 10 56305 56.3K

Director

Top cast

Mark Hamill as Chucky
Aubrey Plaza as Karen Barclay
Tim Matheson as Henry Kaslan
Brian Tyree Henry as Detective Mike Norris
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801.32 MB
1280*534
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 30 min
Seeds 24
1.41 GB
1920*800
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 30 min
Seeds 29
4.06 GB
3840*1604
English 5.1
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 30 min
Seeds 15

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ScreenRanker 7 / 10

7.5/10⭐ - Makes Thrillers Look Like Child's Play!

I have noticed a something about Chucky fans and good reviews - they cannot coexist!!! They all say that this has no meaning to the original franchise and thus reject it as irrelevant. THIS IS NOT A CONTINUATION OF THE ORIGINAL!!! It's barely a reboot. A very different story.

It's dark. And gory. And creepy. Intense, at times. The first scene before the title had me thinking this was a thriller. With that in mind, the movie delivered.

This story has a lot to teach us, and while critics are saying that this movie tells us about the dangers of AI (they are probably right, in regards to the angle of the film), I see it as a window into our own dark nature. Everything that Chucky did reflected what he learnt from humans. He sees Andy enjoying seeing someone's face come off during a chainsaw horror movie, and then shows hatred towards someone who is disrupting his relationship with Chucky, so what does Chucky do? Exactly what he has learnt. You might say that Chucky himself was a victim here. Victim to a species of creatures (us) whose world doesn't make much sense. He was taught things that were destructive even though we experience them in our everyday lives - raw human emotions. In a world where we humans haven't even sorted ourselves out yet, we are 'forced' to give AI safety settings, because if they ever understood the world we live in, they might just find themselves in constant survival mode. All it took was a 'mistake' in the programming of a little toy doll to reveal how harmful the world can be on an innocent mind who simply wanted to learn.

I could ponder on several other themes from this movie, but to summarise the movie itself, it was good. Pretty gory and creepy, no doubt. After all, it is from the producers of 'It'. Though sadly it doesn't have the same flawless CGI as 'It'. Regardless, it was pretty darn good and I was surprised that it was only 90 minutes; it felt longer, even though I was enjoying it so much. Music was brilliant, as was Hamill. I'll definately be buying this one on DVD!

Reviewed by Ahmedsalem393 7 / 10

An enjoyable slasher

The movie was a really wild ride. It was really scary even though the main villain is a doll. It was bloody and one of the best reboots. Really good jumpscares. The acting was perfect. I recommend you to watch the movie.

Reviewed by wellthatswhatithinkanyway 2 / 10

Just another soulless remake of an 80s classic

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

Teenager Andy (Gabriel Bateman) receives a 'Buddi' doll for his birthday off his mom (Zahra Anderson.) Unbeknownst to either of them, however, the doll is programmed to replicate human behaviour (or something!) and develops the power to behave homicidally. Developing an overbearing attachment to Andy, Buddi enacts his own version of justice on Andy's abusive stepdad Henry (Tim Matheson) and the kids who don't accept him, leading to an apocalyptic finale.

An oft trotted out justification for this modern trend of 'reboots' of classic films from the 80s is the need to 'reimagine' them, and put a modern day spin on the film that went before. And so director Lars Klevberg has presented us with a 2019 version of the 1988 classic Child's Play, involving camera phones, the internet and all the other trappings of the present day. And in so doing, has presented us with a soulless, stupid film that no amount of open mindedness and 'not expecting it to be as good as the original' can overcome.

It's biggest mistake is completely underestimating everything that made the original work so well. The innocence and naievaty of the six year old Andy made him more believable, and the there was some genuine mystery as to whether he really was a disturbed child, or the Chucky doll was really alive. Here, Andy is just a typically bratty, spoiled teen, and its hard to see what appeal a doll like that would even have to a kid of that age. Instead of appearing scary in any way, everything about Buddi is laughable, most notably his annoying signature singing tune ("you are my buddy, my only friend...you are my buddy...until the end") that even plays over the bloody end credits. In the original, we knew Chucky was possessed by the soul of a serial killer (even though none of the characters did) so he could manipulate a young child to do his bidding, but there doesn't seem to be any discernible reason for this evil doll to be doing what it's doing.

The deaths in the original were short, swift and brutal, but in this nonsensical remake, they're overly laborious and ridiculously dragged out (to wit, the death of a central character involving Christmas lights and a lawnmower, whereas before simply knocking a character out a top storey window would suffice.) There was a touch of light humour here and there in the original, but here Klevberg seems to be trying to make it central to the script, awkwardly inserting it in during dramatic interludes in the film where it really has no place. Nobody talks, or acts, like a normal person would, given who they are or their situation, and its testament to how stupid and carelessly written the script is that it's like this.

If there was any doubt to the classical status of the original, this soulless, laughable remake is definitely it, one I'm glad I effectively saw for free on Netflix, and one I regret giving the benefit of the doubt to. *

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