The sequel to the classic Child’s Play is a fun, humorous, dark treat. It may not tread new ground, but it sure is one hell of a ride. Picking up after the ending of the first film, Andy (Alex Vincent) has been placed in foster care and his mother has been sent to a mental institution. After the brouhaha their case caused for the manufacturers of the Good Guys dolls, the company decides to rebuild Chucky (voiced by Brad Dourif) to prove that their doll had nothing to do with what happened. Of course, the soul of Charles Lee Ray, the serial killer who possessed the doll originally, returns and makes life for Andy and his foster family hell on Earth.
The kills are brutal and fun, and the effects are fantastic. Chucky feels like a living entity, and he is a genuinely menacing (and slightly hilarious) threat. The acting is fairly solid, and there’s never a dull moment during the film. It may not live up to the original, but it faithfully continues the legacy of Chucky.
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