This 21st century spin on Child’s play opens with a different approach of how the evilness gets inside the doll. In the 1988 classic the doll was inhabited by the ghost of the murderer Charles Lee Ray, this Chucky is a smart doll who is designed to be the child’s best friend.
This is not a horror movie, it’s more a spin-off of a classic that is wittier. The evil inside the doll is due to a worker turning all safety qualities off on a doll when his boss yells at him and then he falls to his death in the opening scene.
Many criticized the new appearance of the Chucky doll, and I have to agree. It was damaged and the mother decided to keep the doll instead of trashing it. A similar scene with the classic shows a single mom and her son who has problems making friends in the new town. But this new mother works in the toy store that sells the buddy dolls and has a boyfriend.
This doll is like the clingy best friend that does anything to keep you in their life. This doll becomes obsessive and a literalist who will kill anything that stands in the way of him and his best bud’s play-time. This doll is the total opposite of the classic and he tries to appeal more to get acceptance from Andy than trying to manipulate him entirely like the first movie.
The lesson in this movie is to check the safety label on your kids’ technology toys because this doll goes crazy without its safety qualities. The scariest part of this doll is it kinda foreshadow of the toys of the future, like Amazon Alexa it connects to the entire house and helps you control it. A demonic doll with all that power is not safe…and it was shown in the film.
Sorry slight spoiler ahead…
Andy tries to tell him right from wrong, but he continues to do the opposite and becomes more aggressive for Andy’s love and happiness. The first kill is to the cat Ronnie because he made Andy mad and to justify his actions Chucky has a state of the art playback option that allows him to playback past conversations and uses that to mock Andy for his actions. After the fist kill, Andy doesn’t tell his mom and that was his ultimate chance to get completely rid of the doll.
This movie was weird in its entirety, but the plot twist in the middle left me confused. This film is definitely up to date with the trends and technology for the new generation. I am impressed by how they infiltrated the generational change, and there are secret meanings that I think went over some people’s head.
Hidden meaning I think we all should talk about…
Is it really just a doll?
This Alexa built doll is a product of his environment and that should open some parents’ eyes to what they allow their children to watch. Although this movie is fictional it still held a point of thing exposed and what kids mimic.
Is it safe… Technology?
This movie was ahead of its time, allowing a doll to have that much power and a small glitch causing it to kill people shows that we may be in big trouble in the near future. I see many similarities from this in the devices we have now and it makes me wonder, are these safe? What if there’s a slight glitch? What will it be capable of doing? Technology is the biggest accomplishment, but it should be monitored and tested more for reasons beyond our control.