Giving this franchise a rest for close to a decade was likely the right call, as nearly everything about "Curse of Chucky" registers as a breath of fresh air. The denouement makes the mistake of over-explaining itself, but most of the film is built on two ingredients that have been missing from this series since the original: intrigue and suspense. And Fiona Dourif proves a welcome addition as our new protagonist.
The series has never been more straight-faced as in this film. It's also the first of the series that's slow (perhaps dull) in its establishment of characters and setting up Chucky as alive, and it's even in one location only. Works best as a remake, as it doesn't have the fast pace and fun expectations of the series, but it's quite different. The series is best when recognizing its inane concept with comedy, though.
A 2.5 stars movie,and will never come close to the heights of the landmark original or even the campy sequel in the franchise.There was lot i didn't like about this,but in the end i found some aspects in this entry that were mildly amusing.Recommended to ONLY diehard fans/or just a EXTREMELY bored horror aficionado.
Aside from the film trying to tack on about four endings - and a post-credit scene contradictory to the pre-credit scene, this is a pretty solid film, reminding me why I love the franchise in the first place.
It's like an amateur film but final moments are surprisingly interesting. like final after final; reminded me of lotr: rotk. even post credit scene has its' twist. the whole idea is well but the film is not. neverending cliches, stupid long zooms; not even film school students use them. it's a shame for Don Mancini. The only nice thing is Fiona Dourif. The worst thing is Chucky and CGI. They killed Chucky legacy. RIP
A sequel that puts the film series back on track and tone after the dreadful last attempt. Fiona Dourif is a likable heroine (and daughter to Brad) and worthy of the leading role. Going back and revisiting old plot elements from the original film series was also a smart move and give it a feel of full circle even if Brad Dourif look too old and unconvincing playing the same character in the flashbacks. I liked it.
You have to give 'Mancini' his due, he has singularly built a career around the 'Chucky' films, and thankfully he has moved the series back to a more straightforward horror tone (although there is still some macabre humour for the masses). I saw the original in Cinemas some 19 years ago, so to see this film resuscitate the franchise was actually really encouraging. I am now going to watch 'Cult...' fingers crossed!
Not content to be your standard DTV sequel, this one creatively builds on the series' lore and shows that the Child's Play franchise can still work as serious horror. Visually, it has a distracting oversaturated "haunted mansion" look that doesn't feel quite right for the series. But, its slow buildup, creative kills, and overall reverence for the franchise make it a worthy addition.