Cool opening credits and an entertaining finale in the haunted house bookend an otherwise dull sequel. This is the 90s after all. Stale tends to go with the horror genre at this time, its lower point in history. Considering this was released 9 months after Part 2 came out, it could have been a lot worse.
Underrated, if not exactly good, but it's much funner and funnier than the stale first sequel. With a military academy setting that makes for some amusing set pieces as well as clever jokes and one-liners, Child's Play 3 is a good stepping stone from the more serious first two films into the smirky, slasher-infused dark-comedy that started with Bride of Chucky and went into Seed of Chucky. A fun if standard effort.