child's play 2 movie review - Aussieboyreviews


There’s horror violence, but this sequel lacks the original’s scariness. Although massive fans might get a kick out of it, Child’s Play 2 is very different than the first movie and becomes sillier.


While Andy’s mother is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, the soul of serial killer Charles Lee Ray remains alive in the possessed killer doll named Chucky. He continues his search for Andy to possess him and take over his body.

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Movie details

Director: John Lafia
Cast: Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif, Christine Elise McCarthy, Gerrit Graham, Jenny Agutter, Beth Grant, Grace Zabriskie
Writer: Don Mancini
Release Date (Australia): 15 November 1990
Runtime: 84 minutes/1h 24m
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (M)

The film is mainly concerned with several murders committed by a possessed doll.

Violence (M)

There are depictions of stabbings that are accompanied by blood detail.

Coarse Language (M)

The film contains use of the words “s**t” and “f**k”.

mpaa rating

R (for an unknown reasoning)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Child’s Play 2 brings back Chucky, this time delivering complete absence of the original’s charge and still falling short of new aims. Therefore, it’s a real bummer that the possessed killer doll can’t be finished with his slashings. It firstly means a poorer cast, who the writer decides each stick to the annoying “the-kid-was-right-all-along” sorts of characters.

Thankfully, Brad Dourif and Alex Vincent haven’t changed their characters, with the evil killer doll targeting the innocent child. By that, we obviously get the same kind of structure as the original. The massive fans might hopefully get a kick out of this sequel. Nothing has changed…

If anything, it’s a lot dumber, sillier and fails to deliver the messages in a clever way. However, this Child’s Play instalment isn’t overly bad. Somewhat alike the original, it’s often entertaining, but it loses its enthusiasm as it drags along. The storyline seems to also run pretty decently.

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