Mark Hamill Kills It as Our New Chucky
It also seems inevitable that the sun rises in the morning. If a franchise is long enough, it will eventually receive restart processing. Miraculously, Child's Play, so far, has never had its continuity since the killer doll we all know, Chucky, was first introduced to the big screen in 1988. But Hollywood finally decided that it was time new version of the horror icon to life for the modern audience. With the help of a cast of killers and a terrific casting choice with Mark Hamill in the role of our new Chucky, this remake is surprisingly effective and goes a long way in justifying its existence.
The film centers on a mother (Aubrey Plaza) and her young teenage son, Andy (Gabriel Bateman), who has just moved to a new city to make a new life. Andy has trouble making friends, so she decided to buy him what the modern world of technology has to offer; a Buddi doll at the forefront of technology. Unbeknownst to them, this particular Buddi doll has not put up its security measures. This quickly leads to a series of violent events. Andy must try to convince his mother and everyone else that his new buddy Chucky is not what it seems to be, or that the death toll will continue to increase.
For starters, I should say that I was majorly cynical about it. I had no interest in seeing this film be redone. I love the original and I think the previous creations of the creator Don Mancini were very strong. Still, I'm eating raven. This film is a bloody hoot. The new Child's Play hardly resembles its predecessor from 1988, apart from the fact that it's centered on a killer doll. The director Lars Klevberg and the writer Tyler Burton Smith have really found a way to take the basic concept and apply it to the world we live in today. Our growing dependence on technology and our inability to live without this technology are common themes. Could there be consequences for us if we do not find a way to continue without these modern conveniences?
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The film contains many d & rsquo; Humor which, on the whole, is rather lively. This does not waste a lot of time (if any). There are also some pretty inventive killings along the way. Specifically, and not to say too much, there is a pretty incredible sequence in the third act that really goes to the bottom. Lars Klevberg, a man who just started, seemed to have a vision for this thing. It is also admirable to see how the filmmakers were determined to make Chucky look and feel real. There is very little CGI involved. It is especially a real doll on the screen which adds an indispensable element. But it's not the same old Chucky. We are far beyond the "doll owned by the spirit of a serial killer". I will always love this version, but new viewers may find it easier to communicate with them.
From the point of view of casting, it is difficult to ask for better. Aubrey Plaza and Brian Tyree Henry perfectly anchor the adult side of things. But that is Gabriel Bateman, our new Andy, who deserves that we stop there. Bateman really gives it all and is (almost) the best thing about this remake. Although it is Mark Hamill who steals the show. Hamill, apart from Star Wars is best known as a voice actor and he turns out to be an inspired casting choice here. He breathes new life into this new version of the murderous icon. It's almost impossible to imagine otherwise now. I will always love Chucky, invincible and threatening Brad Dourif, but Hamill has made the character here and the film is better about.
It's easy to be cynical about remakes. It's easy to be cynical about a lack of originality in Hollywood these days. That being said, Child's Play really convinced me and forced me to put aside this cynicism. It may not be a deep revelation or something, but damn it if it 's not really fun. Child's Play arrives this weekend in the theaters of the Orion Pictures Theater.
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