Child's Play [Movie Review]

I remembered watching Child's Play in the late 80's with my uncle (on VHR and without my mum's knowing) and hated seeing life-sized dolls ever since - traumatised by the movie hahaha.
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I watched almost all Chucky movies afterwards, even when it became more ridiculous and tacky - but I still feel scared of the doll despite being a grown up now. So, when I heard that the remake is coming up, I am intrigued to see the latest reboot of the horror monstrous doll.

SYNOPSIS
Child's Play Trivia
  • Directed by: Lars Klevberg
  • Produced by: David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Production companies: Orion Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, KatzSmith Productions
  • Distributed by: United Artists Releasing
  • Running time: 90 minutes
  • Rating: R (bloody horror violence, and language throughout)
  • No original cast or production members are working on the film
  • Budget: $10 million
  • Box Office: $14.1 million
  • Metascore:47
  • IMDb: 6.5/ 10
  • Tomatometer: 60%
An employee of 'Buddi' assembly factory in Vietnam killed himself after tampering with the safety features of the doll, in retaliation of a rude supervisor. 

In Chicago, Karen and her hearing-impaired son, Andy are just settling into their new department. Seeing that her son is not fitting well with the surroundings, Karen blackmails one of her colleagues to procure a defective Buddi doll and gives Andy the doll as an early birthday gift.
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Andy tries to name the doll but the doll just calls himself as Chucky. Despite it being defective, Buddi helps Andy befriend Falyn and Pugg. The kids love Buddi for its ability to curse whereas the other Buddi dolls are not. The trio loves Buddi's company and keeps him with them all the time - playing time, watching horror movies together and playing pranks too. Chucky computes that the kids love the thriller movie so he tries to emulate the act of killing to please the kids. When Andy becomes mad at him when Chucky tries to stab Pugg, it confuses him.

Over time, Chucky becomes very protective of Andy. Chucky tries to kill the cat when the cat scratches Andy. One day, Andy finds the cat dead on the kitchen floor and Chucky admits to killing the cat, so it will never hurt Andy anymore. Shane, Karen's boyfriend don't like Andy and when he gets spooked by Chucky, Shane confronts Andy that leaves Andy in tears. Andy wishes for Shane to disappear from their lives and Chucky hears this. 
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Chucky follows Shane home only to find that Shane is actually married and has a family. When Shane was outside taking down the Christmas lights, Chucky terrorizes Shane and ends up killing Shane. Chucky brings home a 'souvenir' for Andy.

This is where the terror begins for Andy, his mom and his friends. 

Will Andy be able to keep his 'best friend' away from him?
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MY REVIEW
Plot: 2.0/ 5.0 Where should I start? I just don't like this remake/ reboot. Why should you remake an already good movie and then make it worse? The plot is predictable like any other horror movie. Only this one is not a horror movie, it is a thriller. No ghost whatsoever, Chucky is just a malfunctioned AI. It could have been better, much better with a better script and refined plot.

Cast: 3.0/ 5.0 The actors were ok. Not great. And somehow I think it was on the brink of being a parody to the original Child's Play. 

Will I watch it again: No. I will watch the original ones, but not this one. Ever. Again.
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18 Comments

  1. Sounds like a really good reboot of the chucky series. Gonna watch it alone later. By the way...the eyes...are so scary... 😂😂😂

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  2. thank you for your review.. like to read it because i never gonna watch horror movie.. haha

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  3. Accidently read your last line first which made me crack. LOL... I don't usually watch these kind of genres but sometimes I do feel like watching it just to know the storyline. Actually this was quite tempting for me, but after your review, no need to watch la. Hehe

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  4. erm BBL paling scary tengok cerita seram patung ni sebab jenis malam tidur memang peluk patung. risau takut terbawa ke mimpi je. aduh kuat betul imaginasi kan. well orang kata child play best sebab reboot dari citer asal tahun 1988 kan.

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  5. thanks for the review. i always love to watch horror movie but this time, i think maybe not. haha because from many review, i can say that the remake version is worst :(. anyway thanks for the review :)

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  6. I don’t like horror movies sebab I’m penakut gila. I read your entry pun bila ada gambar scroll laju laju hahahahaha. I teringin jugak nak tengok but nevermind

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  7. hate any movies of chuckyyyy... remake? even so. but dont wish my kids to start knowing them.

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  8. very interesting movie. memang dah plan nak tengok. semoga diberi kesempatan nanti. mmg minatcerita2 seram mcm nie. but first, lets watch aladdin first. hahahhaa

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  9. Cerita chucky memang best kan tapi kan saya tak berani tengok. Saya memang penakut dan mudah terbayang bayang. Tapi ramai yang cakap best

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  10. tak sabar nak tengok tau..dulu semua cerita chucky i tengok haha..tapi kena tggu kat netflix je la

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  11. Nampak macam menarik je. Tapi kita tak sempat la nak tengok cerita cerita macam ni. Busy 24jam. Haha
    Kalau rasa macam seram, tapi seram seram tu la ynag buat rasa syok kan. Hihi

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  12. Alamak baru excited nak nengok, tapi bila tengo revuew for the plot 2.5 and. "why should you remake an already good movie and then make it worse?
    The plot is predictable like any other horror movie. Only this one is not a horror movie, it is a thriller.
    No ghost whatsoever, Chucky is just a malfunctioned AI.
    It could have been better, much better with a better script and refined plot" Tak jadi ar haha.
    Thanks for the honest review Rawlin.

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  13. hehe.. TB penakot nak tengok movie horror macam chucky ni.. tapi tak pernah ;agi terlepas tengok chucky.. so.. boleh la nak tengok yang terbaru ni.. walau pun baca review Rawlins pun macam dah tau sikit-sikit movie ni camne.. heee..

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  14. Bagus rawlin jujur dengan review. Tapi mungkin pendapat masing2 berbeza kan. Kalau ena memang tak berani nak tengok. Hehe.. takut terbawa2 dalam mimpi. Susah nak tidur.

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  15. Anak2 saya suka tengok cerita2 macam ni..saya tak suka sangat..terima kasih bagi review. At least saya tahu dah sinopsis cerita ni

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  16. Aiyaaa the review so bad from you... But yea it will probably be rated better if people just labelled it as a parody instead. Hahahaha didn't watch it yet.. N don't think I will...

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  17. The film so bad ya. :/ not interested at all to watch lol :/ haahhhaa....

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  18. Dah tgk cite dia mmg seram tp utk kanak2 mmg xsesuai tgk tp dia memberi pengajaran jgn lakukan perkara2 xbgs di depan anak2 kita sbb mereka akan ikut tingkah laku org dewasa

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