BY: GABY MORENO
Movie: Child’s Play
Release date: June 21, 2019
Main Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Hamill, Gabriel Bateman, Brian Tyree Henry, Beatrice Kitsos and more.
“A mother gives her 13-year-old son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.”
Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,
Today I will be reviewing the horror remake, “Child’s Play“. As most of us horror fan know there is drama happening between the film studios as two Chucky series are now going on at the same time. I wasn’t shocked that they changed Chucky’s origin story from a serial killer to a smart doll. Since most likely Don Mancini owns specific rights to Chucky’s origins. Ironically the smart doll origin story goes perfectly with the era of technology we are in. The 80’s original version is a classic. This movie does not even come close to it. I grew up watching it as a kid and no one can fuck with the Chuck! As well as Brad Dourif as the voice of Charles Lee Ray aka the Lakeshore Strangler aka Chucky is one of a kind! His witty and dark sense of humor cannot be duplicated. Also the voodoo, serial killer and soul aspect to the story is what makes the Child’s Play movie series unique and gives motive to Chucky’s killings! This movie obviously lacks that. This movie has more comedic moments. Yes Chucky had a few gory killings, but it wasn’t the same.
In this film we get some scenes that pay homage to the original movie. For example like the thunder the night Charles Lee Ray gets into the doll. Also the similar apartment complex design where Andy lives. You also get one liners like “don’t fuck with my son” instead of “don’t fuck with the chuck”. Or “this is the end” vs “this is the end friend”. This Andy balled more than the other Andy, but the original Andy was more likable. This Chucky is voiced by Mark Hamill who is Han Solo in Stars Wars, which they poke fun in the movie. This scene was funny when Andy wants to name the doll Han Solo, but the doll choices his own name. This is also poking fun at voice recognition how they (Alexa/Siri) always say the wrong name. Honestly the most stand out character to me was Andy’s friend Falyn she had charisma and was a badass! Special in the scene where all the Kaslan technology and dolls turn evil and a killing spree erupts.
To sum up this movie in layman’s terms it is a jailbroken smart doll that equals a killer doll! If you want to get a bit deep this movie is the perfect example of the dangers of technology! The moral of this movie is treat your employees right, lol! The movie starts off at the doll factory in Vietnam, maybe because the U.S. currently has drama with China?lol. Anyways the boss is mistreating his employee and yelling at him to finish up the last doll then he is letting him go once he is done. The disgruntled employee then hacks the chip that goes into the doll and looks like he programs it to not follow the rules or commands that it is intended to follow. Thus creating a mini Frankenstein!
This movie was entertaining and more comedy than anything. It had some brutal killings, but definitely not a darker Chucky. My mom did not fall asleep which means the movie passed the test for not being boring lol. I mean it was funny and it wasn’t as bad as I thought. I loved the corny line, “This is for Tupac”! I mean how ironic for me, as a Hip Hop and Horror fan this perfectly combines my two favorite genres! Who would’ve thought a Tupac line would be in a millennial horror film! Tupac’s legacy is solidified and will live on forever! If you just want to watch a brainless horror comedy then I recommend it. Other than that you won’t miss anything if you wait for it to leak online. The original movie will forever be a masterpiece from the story, cast to the practical effects for its time. More than anything this movie made me want to rewatch the original! If you have never seen the original Child’s Play go see that instead of this one!
Thank you for reading my review. Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz and Facebook!