curse of chucky movie review - Aussieboyreviews
HOW SILLY ARE THE SLASHINGS IN CURSE OF CHUCKY?
Curse of Chucky a decent instalment to the Child’s Play movies with blood, gore, but less comedy. The characters aren’t very interesting, but the story is pretty distracting.
Sarah takes her husband and their daughter Alice to visit her sister, Nica, after her mother’s death. However, a series of murders begins to unfold as Nica realises that the creepy doll Alice plays with is possessed.
Director: Don Mancini
Cast: Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, Danielle Bisutti, Maitland McConnell
Writer: Don Mancini
Release Date (Australia): 23 October 2013
Runtime: 97 minutes/1h 37m
Genre: Horror, Thriller
CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)
There are horror themes including sustained supernatural threat throughout the film.
The film includes scenes in which people are attacked and killed with several weapons. These scenes feature gory blood spurts and large amounts of blood detail.
The film contains use of the word “f**king”, in addition to use of the words “s**t” and “bitch”.
The film includes sexual innuendo.
R (for bloody horror violence, and for language)
Aussie boy's thoughts
Don Mancini is finally moving his screenwriting and direction back towards the extensively serious horror-genre Chucky. There’s no more bride, no more moments of crazy silliness, and thankfully Seed of Chucky’s Glen isn’t back to prevent moving ideas. Curse of Chucky is more related to the first few Child’s Play films; violent slashings and intense mysteries, but it still has its flaws.
The performances are the biggest weakness. The characters just aren’t appealing or fascinating, resulting in a difficulty to place some care into their situation. However, the real reason behind being such dull characters is mainly left to the bland writing that was set quite poorly for them. Brad Dourif is back as our memorable Chucky, but they’ve really changed the horror villain’s appearance in an unfortunately poor manner.
You need fascinating characters to form an engaging story. The main design, following a possessed doll brutally murdering people before a hero supposedly comes along and saves the day, usually after pretty much everyone has died, gets a little tiresome. We’ve seen it all before. But it’s reasonably entertaining and sets well where it is. Hopefully the next Chucky instalment continues without moving back towards complete stupidity.
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