Child’s Play 2 (1990)

childsplay2Two years after little Andy Barclay and his mom were terrorized by the possessed Chucky doll, Andy is living with foster parents, because his mom is locked up in a psychiatric facility. The charred remains of Chucky are reconditioned by the Good Guy doll company to verify that the doll wasn’t defective.

It doesn’t take long before Chucky is back to killing on his way to reunite with Andy. His goal is still the same from the first movie: he wants to move his soul to Andy’s body or else he will be stuck in the Chucky doll forever. As the movie progresses, people die and Andy blames Chucky, which no one believes.

As a sequel, it doesn’t do much to expand on the first movie. It’s really just more of the same. I did like all of the methods used to make Chucky come to life. None of it was particularly realistic-looking, but that’s part of the fun. I think the more Chucky moves unnaturally, the scarier it is.

Most of the characters are not likeable, and so it’s hard to feel engaged as things go south. You just start to think that maybe Chucky deserves to move his soul over to Andy’s body and maybe that would be a more intriguing evolution to this story.

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