"Child's Play 3" opens in the board room of a toy company for a scene of almost Verhoeven-esque satire ("And what are children but consumer trainees?"), planting false hope this sequel will continue the subversive streak of the original entries. From there, the script shuttles us off to a military academy for a different kind of satire, one that is far more drab and depressing in its takedown of military culture.
Interesting change of atmosphere going to a military camp but with the exception of Andrew Robinson hamming it up as a barber there is nothing good about this film. A dreadful script. that even forgets it's own logic. How can Chucky suddenly transfer himself into other bodies at will now? How come he continue to live as a doll and absolutely needed the body of the boy in the two first ones? Even worse, it is boring.
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.
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.