Child's Play 3
Chucky has a new playmate.
It's been eight years since the events in the second film, we now see that Andy is a teenager who has been enrolled in a military school. Play Pals Toy Company decides to re-release its Good Guys line, feeling that after all this time, the bad publicity has died down. As they re-used old materials, the spirit of Charles Lee Ray once again comes to life.
When this movie came out I was 8-years-old and I was pretty scared of the Child's Play movies back then, mostly because some of my cousins had My Buddy dolls that reminded me of Chucky so I was stuck between wishing the dolls would get up and say a lot of swear words to me and, on the other hand, wishing the thing would get away from me because it might try to murder me or make me play the soul game.
While I definitely have nostalgia attached to Child's Play 3 (as I saw it as soon as it was released) it isn't enough nostalgia to cloud my judgement, this is a pretty lamesauce sequel and in re-watching it…
Tyler? Come out, come out wherever you are. Olly olly oxen free. Get out here you little son of a bitch.
This sequel hit theaters 9 months after Child's Play 2, that has to be some sort of record for a sequel that wasn't filmed at the same time. A rushed script, rushed casting and rushed shooting schedule surprisingly add up to a competently put together film. Not a particularly good film, but one that was put together by people who are professionals on one level or another.
Childs Play 3 isn't an awful movie but its not anywhere close to being as good as the original. The filmis like the second one its fun and the performance from Brad Douriff again is really good. But this film is tonally confused and it doesnt know what it whats to be and some of the acting was beyond bad and those things really take you out of the movie. It has entertaing and fun spots but thats really it.
genialmente dialogada, como cuando mata al peluquero y dice "that' ~so~ you", o cuando piensa en tomar el cuerpo del pequeño afroamericano y dice "just think, chucky's gonna be a bro".
Tyler would be the worst fucking mailman ever.
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Director-for-hire Jack Bender and writer/franchise creator Don Mancini conspire to beat this dead horse into the ground in what is one of the worst sequels in horror film history. Child's Play 3 was released one year after the second part, yet it takes place eight years later, catching up with Andy, now a young adult forced to go into military school. The Good Guys corporation is also back in business, and in cleaning up their factory some of Chucky's blood gets mixed into a new batch of plastic, and suddenly he's back, with a new body, and no longer needing Andy to transfer his soul into.
By this point everything is so tired and…
So many holes and really generic and dumb, but still watchable.
AW SHIT. TOO SCARY. WATCHED THIS SHIT WHEN I WAS 8.
The second sequel to Child's Play is pretty flat. It came out only 9 months after Child's Play 2. Andy's now a young adult in military school. Chucky no longer needs Andy to transfer his soul (but he still follows him around), so he plays "Hide the soul" with a young black boy. Andy has a pretty annoying love interest. It's more about bullying than a slasher doll until a few interesting scenes toward the end. Chucky replaces paint balls with bullets resulting in one death and they go to a carnival. Chucky loses his right hand for the third time. Many missed opportunities.
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The Count's Verdict: I'd remembered CHILD'S PLAY 3 being a significant step-down from parts 1 & 2 back on its initial release but I'm sorry to see time hasn't been kind to it at all. Even ignoring its much maligned reputation in the UK due to its sensationalised tabloid connection with a much publicised child-murder, the truth is, this film makes the franchise feel very cheap and prematurely tired.
Despite it being a bit lack luster in the middle, the beggining and climax of Child's Play 3 make it worth the watch.
It's absurd that I find enjoyment out of these movies, but there's something about them that I like. This one is more of the same, but only at a military school. It has a hilarious barber character who is obsessed with cutting hair at the school and he meets a memorable demise. Chucky is always enjoyable and Brad Douriff brings an awesome personality to him.
While the first 2 films in the Chucky franchise remain guilty pleasures, part 3 just falls over itself as a boring and pointless movie with little to offer.
The opening credits sequence is legitimately artful. The rest of this is crap, but it's a divertingly junky sort of crap that I can't fully condemn.