Thursday, June 27, 2019


 Child's Play is directed by Lars Klevberg and stars Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, Brian Tyree Henry, and Mark Hamill. The plot of the movie is a mother gives her 13-year-old son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature. This movie is nothing amazing, but I did end up enjoying it. It has a fun vibe to it, there's a lot of gory deaths it makes good use of its R rating, and it doesn't try to take itself too seriously. The performances are not great, but they aren't horrible either. The young actor Gabriel Bateman I thought was the best in the movie. Aubrey Plaza does a fine job as his mother. The two of them worked very well together. There is nothing new there the mother has a boyfriend and the kid doesn't like him and it creates tension we've seen that before.  Brian Tyree Henry plays a detective who is often at his mother's house which is right next door to the main family. He gets a good line every now and then, but to me, he was the weakest in the film.  Mark Hamill as the voice of Chucky was excellent he made this doll very creepy.    This film main problem is characterization it's not great the main kid at one point meets these neighborhood kids and there is nothing to those characters I couldn't even tell you their names. When people start being killed since there's no investment in any of the characters except for the mother and son it's just watching Chucky kill people. There is some good build-up and tension.  3 out of 5 stars for Child's Play. I hope you enjoyed my review.

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