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Child's Play - Reboot.

  • 08-02-2019 8:49pm
    Registered Users Posts: 56,380 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson

    No Brad Dourif no Chucky.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,490 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy

    This teaser released earlier in the week combined with the above trailer seems to imply the corporation will be a bad guy in a way.

    Could they go the super advanced toy gone rogue route?

    Speaking of Brad Dourif, still waiting on more info about the tv series.
    And just reading on Wikipedia that Don Mancini didn't want this remake

  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,508 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E

    I think they've found a worthy replacement. Anyone who knows Mark Hamills voice work in cartoons will know he is going to do well here.

  • Registered Users Posts: 26,490 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy

    Chucky's got a big head

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,973 ✭✭✭ Chris_Heilong

    Lots of meh.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,645 ✭✭✭ Bacchus

    Lots of meh.

    Yeah, it looks like an AI and IoT gone wrong thriller... with Chucky pulling the strings. It's far less effective than a straight-up possessed killer doll horror/slasher. This feels much more like what a Lawnmower Man remake would be.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 43,459 ✭✭✭✭ Basq

    Solid cast but looks like muck!

  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,508 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E

    Chucky looks terrible.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,374 ✭✭✭ Wheety

    My knives never make that metal sound when I pick them up like they do in horror movies.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,834 ✭✭✭ nix

    Is Chucky fully cgi?? What were they thinking.. :(

  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,810 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp

    Damnit, that Aubrey Plaza is now playing a mum makes me feel old.

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  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 54,508 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mr E

    Surprisingly good. The only thing in common with the original was Chucky, Andy and Karen. Other than that, it was its own story.

    Some of the kills were creative and gory. The last 30 minutes were good fun - a bit of a
    Gremlins/Stranger Things
    mashup. Mark Hamill did a great job (although I could have done without the singing). :o

    Negatives - Not sure I liked the look of the new Chucky. Part of the fun of the original was that it was an inert doll (with catchphrases) and there was a great build-up to the reveal. In this one, Chucky was walking and talking from the start, so we were robbed of that build-up. And in the last 10 minutes, what happened to
    all the other sentient dolls that woke up

    Still a good horror movie though, worth a watch.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,116 ✭✭✭✭ RasTa

    Garbage, quick cash cow. The story of how the doll turns into chucky was laughable.

  • Registered Users Posts: 27,982 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk

    I thought it was surprisingly fun, some decent set pieces and a neat little twist with the tech etc, the kid was good as was Plaza, doubt there will be more of them as it didn't exactly do big money, interested to see what the tv series which don Mancini is doing will be like.
    Some of the acting was poor though, the new bf especially was awful.

  • Registered Users Posts: 26,490 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy

    If it wasn't called Child's Play it would be a better film. The comparisons hurt it.
    On its own it's a decent tech gone mad movie.

    It did feel very forced in parts, like how Chucky got his name and how he turned bad.
    The stabbing and all was explained from the violent films and being for Tupac but I don't think he had seen any of that when strangling the cat

    And for a few days after all that was in my head was
    "You are my buddy until the end"

    On another note, why would they want such a creepy doll?
    That bear one was terrifying! Certainly no Teddy Ruxpin