|Directed by:||Ronny Yu|
|Written by:||Don Mancini|
|Cast:||Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Katherine Heigl, Nick Stabile, Alexis Arquette, Gordon Michael Woolvett, John Ritter, Lawrence Dane, Michael Johnson, James Gallanders, Janet Kidder, Vince Corazza, Kathy Najimy, Park Bench, Emily Wheedon|
-"Have I got a rubber? Tiff, look at me. I'm ALL rubber!"
The Child's Play series has always had a sense of humor, a very dark one obviously. And naturally they became more and more ridiculous as the sequels went on and are now far from being anything scary. You going to have Chucky terrorizing Andy as an adult? Andy's kids? Follow the same old formula? This franchise needed to take a new direction, and I love what they did with it.
In what I believe to be one of the more legitimate forms of a horror villain's implausible resurrections, Charles Lee Ray's old girlfriend learns about the speculation surrounding the possessed Good Guy doll, steals it from the Horror Villain vault, performs a voodoo ritual and brings him back. She's inevitably transferred into a doll as well, giving Chucky a new killing partner that also manages to bring out his romantic side.
It's a twisted spin on the horror classic Bride of Frankenstein, adjusted for a modern day horror villain like Chucky. I mean it's how many movies feature doll sex? It's Chucky in a romantic comedy. Dark....DARK comedy, with a touch of romance. Not only for Chucky and his new bride, but for the young newlywed couple who are put through hell at the expense of the doll's carnage.
That's one of the things that makes this movie so funny. As soon as these love puppies pick up the dolls, everyone around them begins dying. This leads the two kids to suspect one another of being a multiple murderer, when really it's just Chucky and Tiff. So, it's pretty much just hilarious to see how the mysterious murders are falsely perceived and the literal bloodbath that it escalates into.
BOTTOM LINE: Always been a Chucky fan and I love to see him get the Bride of Frankenstein treatment, creating a dementedly dark rom-com full blood spatter and rubber humping lovin'. It's just a blast from start to finish and one of my all-time favorites.