Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Child’s Play is saved from being a total disaster by one sequence near the end the film that takes place in a mall. That one sequence is JUST about good enough to drag this from a 3 or 4/10 to a 5/10. It still doesn’t quite stick the landing and the sequel bate ending makes no sense…. but it could have been worse. The thing is ANY horror film that cuts away from its gore more than it focuses on it is made for the wrong audience. Chucky fans don’t want cuts away… we want head slices, chops and gore. What Child’s Play 2019 feels like is a debate between a filmmaker who wants a NC-17 and a studio who wants a PG-13. Nobody wins here. And nobody did. (Note to Mark Hamill who does a nice job and the central AI idea kinda works. Kinda).
Best Bit: The Mall
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Child’s Play, The Bride Of Chucky, Child’s Play 3