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Seed of Chucky (2004) Review

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At this point in the Chucky series, the story has been stretched in seemingly every direction possible, and while this sequel feels fairly similar in tone to it’s predecessor Bride of Chucky, it takes things even further. What seemed like a parting gag at the end of that film, Chucky’s doll lover Tiffany giving birth to a new doll, is the basis of Seed of Chucky’s plot.

Once again Chucky and now Tiffany are brought back to life inside their doll bodies by their plastic son Glen (voiced bizarrely and inconsistently by Billy Boyd) or, as Tiffany prefers to call him, Glenda. They precede to wreak havoc in Hollywood, and end up crossing paths with actress Jennifer Tilly. Who of course appeared in Bride of Chucky as the human Tiffany and then provided her voice inside the doll. This is where the film truly goes meta as Tiffany interacts with Tilly.

There’s a lot of fun to be had if you enjoy the characters of Chucky and Tiffany, voiced all in good fun by Brad Dourif and Tilly. Though it is undeniably a very average film, the worst of the entire series, and one that falls flat on more than a few occasions. I have to commend Jennifer Tilly for really sending herself up and allowing the version of herself portrayed on screen to be painted in a very negative light, albeit to be played for laughs.

It’s ultimately the titular “Seed of Chucky” himself (or herself) that doesn’t work very well. The design of the puppet didn’t seem to fit too well for me, and Billy Boyd’s erratic voice performance didn’t help. Even though the character is meant to be something of a loose cannon and unsure of himself, it still didn’t gel together. There’s also not much of an interesting arc for him, and at times I’d forget he was even in the film.

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As I’m a big fan of the series and character of Chucky, I did enjoy this one quite a bit for what it was, but it’s not a very good film at all. Some great moments of practical effects as always however. If the sixth film had gone even further down the ridiculous line of humour established over the later films, it would’ve failed miserably. Luckily, that didn’t happen.

★★½

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