Child’s Play 2019 is for Viewers That Haven’t Seen Movies in the Original Franchise
I could not sit still while watching Child’s Play 2019. A part of me already knew I was wasting my time after the first 20 minutes.
The Child’s Play or Chucky we know had a bit of spirituality to the character and story: “a serial killer and voodoo practitioner named Charles Lee “Chucky” Ray is mortally wounded and transfers his soul via a voodoo ritual into a child-sized “Good Guys” doll. The doll is found by a homeless peddler and sold to Karen Barclay, who gives it to her son Andy as a birthday gift…” Well, we know the rest of the story.
Child’s Play 2019 took a modern approach to the origin story (because it was a reboot, obviously) but this approach might have backfired because original Chucky fans were displeased by this film. The story sucks and there were so many plotholes I won’t delve into for the sake of those who haven’t seen it.
In Child’s Play 2019, rather than a Good Guys doll taking on the soul of a dead serial killer, this Chucky is a piece of rogue AI (a “Buddi” doll with the ability to control all the technology in a house remotely via the cloud) who becomes self-aware and violent after a disgruntled sweatshop employee disables all of his safety features as an act of spite. Andy Barclay is now portrayed as a 13-year old boy living with his mother Karen in a new apartment building in Chicago, who, while less enthusiastic about the toy than in the original, finds use in him as a tool to scare his stepfather.
I wouldn’t want to continue for the sake of those that haven’t seen it.
What are viewers saying about Child’s Play 2019?
The one thing I noticed is that it’s really easy to enjoy the movie If you haven’t seen Chucky or the previous Child’s Play films before. These tweets are proof:
I miss the old chucky films. Child’s play 2019 didn’t give me the same vibe as the original flims. I even found myself feeling bad for the doll 🙁 And I really miss the previous voice actor imo he was better
— Al (@Alstarpiggy) September 14, 2019
And here is someone as displeased as I am
From what I’ve seen, the Child’s Play reboot is the worst film of 2019 so far. I still don’t understand how anyone could’ve enjoyed it.
It wasn’t funny, exciting, or scary; just a pathetic lump of wasted potential, lazily cashing in on nostalgia. pic.twitter.com/suGKWvPwYh
— 📄 (@TeeExTee) September 12, 2019
And here is someone that probably hasn’t seen a single Child’s Play film in the past
Just finished watching child’s play 2019, It was a masterpiece, one of the best movies in 2019!!! pic.twitter.com/flW04XgouG
— John Patrick Intrampas (@JohnIntrampas) September 11, 2019
Should you go see Child’s Play 2019? No, please. Spend that money and/or time on something else. It should have been called something else, in my opinion.
Chucky used to scare 😰 the shit 💩 out of me as a child… it was the scariest movie of my childhood 💁🏻♂️…
Why they made my mans look like this 🤔😂😂
2019 Child’s Play was a good movie though. They just violated making Chucky look like this. pic.twitter.com/Ci9WkN9xIS
— Nasty (@oNassttyy) September 13, 2019