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Child’s Play 2 (1990) Review

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The sequel that would spawn many others, because after all, if Chucky can come back for a second film, why not a third, fourth and fifth? The soul of a serial killer is still intact as toy makers put the remnants of the original “Chucky” back together to investigate the claims it was dangerous. Andy, the boy traumatised by the murderous doll in the first film is now being put with foster parents, his mother in a psychiatric ward.

Chucky, still hell-bent on transferring his soul into Andy’s body so that he can live again, tracks him down, and the body count starts to slowly pile up. Andy, played by the same young actor, is good again in this one, and he’s helped out by the oddly named teenage girl Kyle. There’s a bit more humour in this film, which I’ve heard is an ongoing trend with the series, but there was still some grisly stuff.

The finale where Andy and Kyle try to escape from or finish off Chucky if they have the chance is a really fun one, taking place inside a Good Guy doll factory. Ultimately though, as enjoyable as it was (Brad Dourif returning to voice Chucky in the way only he can) this time less attention was paid to realism, with plot holes popping up here and there. The first film really tackled how people would react to this situation, knowing that no one would believe it without seeing it first hand, and how to deal with that.

A fun sequel, but not much more.

★★½

  1. November 8, 2014 at 1:46 AM

    This, for me, is one of those rare sequels that tops the original. It manages not to rehash itself, has better effects — the animatronics are amazing here — and like you said, its final showdown at the Good Guy factory is a total roller coaster ride.

    • November 9, 2014 at 1:30 PM

      That’s cool, I still think the original has more of an edge but I still really enjoyed this all the same. A lot of fun. Thanks for the comment, don’t get many on here!

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