Child’s Play (2019) (Blu-ray Review)

Child’s Play (2019) (Blu-ray Review)

Child’s Play (2019) (Blu-ray Review)

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Child’s Play (2019) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Lars Klevberg
Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry, Gabriel Bateman
Rated: R/Region A/2:39/1080p/Number of Discs 1
Available from Orion Pictures

Get ready for childhood dreams of talking toys to go completely sideways when Chucky, the sinister killer doll, comes home in Child’s Play – a re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic sure to elicit screams from a whole new generation of fans this fall. Realizing that her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) is lonely, Karen (Aubrey Plaza) buys him a seemingly innocent, AI-enhanced Buddi doll that he names Chucky. But Chucky’s safety restrictions have been disabled, and soon, a gruesome series of events unfolds. Unable to convince his mom that the doll is responsible for the carnage, Andy becomes the target of the bloodthirsty Chucky!

Remakes of classic horror movies are always tricky. In the case of Child’s Play, I feel we have a remake that manages to do the near-impossible, use the old formate, add something to it, and make it work in a way that doesn’t feel like we are seeing a shot for shot remake. This Child’s Play has a killer doll named Chucky and a kid named Andy, but the whole dynamic is different. This time around they are playing off of the whole way tech stuff is today and the way we depend on it. After an employee of a foreign sweatshop gets tired of being yelled at he takes the new high tech Buddi dolls and turns the safety off of one. It ends up in a kid’s hands and stuff happens that leads to Chucky going on a rampage in the name of friendship. So, we have no voodoo this time. We have no Charles Lee Ra and I’m okay with that because of how well this one does things.

Chucky is tied into a cloud here and he can control just about everything. He and his default I.A. (remember the safety is off) are bonding with Andy and he has no filter so when he seems some stuff he can’t tell the difference between what is right and wrong. This one was a whole lot of fun. It mixes in the right mix of violence, comedy, and throwbacks to the old series that we all know and love. Some of Chucky’s CGI might seem a little off from time to time, but I dig the new look and the new take on the character. Especially when he starts repeating funny stuff and controlling such things as droids. If you loved the original Child’s Play you might take comfort in knowing that you can enjoy this one without feeling like you are doing a disservice to the original. Heck, it looks like this one will be running parallel with the old one if the series comes to be and I’m fine with that. This is one of my favorites of the year.

Extras

– The Making of Child’s Play
– Bringing Child’s Play’s Chucky to Life
– Soundtrack Trailer
– Lee Hardcastle Claymations:
Toy Massacre
A.I. Mayhem
– Theatrical Trailer
– Gallery
– Optional English SDH and Spanish subtitles for the main feature

Quality of Transfer: 98%

 

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