Reed Alexander's Horror Review of 'Cult of Chucky' (2017)
Chucky brings new life to the franchise!
Okay, I like this movie for two very important reasons. One, it respected the fact that Chucky is barely two feet tall and can't weigh more than 20 fucking pounds. He remained a stealth killer throughout the movie like the good old day, and never once managed to overpowered someone that he didn't get the drop on first. Second, they didn't spoon feed him any of his kills, which is important. In cannon, Chucky is supposed to be cunning and while cunning might be hard to write for a script, they didn't phone it the fuck in. The thought through Chucky’s plan, every logical move, made it smart, end executed it logically.
So yeah, I can appreciate this movie for actually being more like the original. I do have some problems with its use of cannon material, but at the very least it wasn't total crap like Curse of Chucky.
Unfortunately, as this is the followup for Curse of Chucky you'll have to watch that festering pile of shit first which might mean it's not worth it to watch this one.
But credit where credit is due. The new dynamics were interesting, the atmosphere was about as creepy as it could fucking get, the plot was simple but done right, the acting was actually pretty good, they didn't fuck up any of the Child's Play dynamics. Still gotta watch the last one to get to this one... your call bruh...
Me? This was totally worth it. I completely made up for the hour and a half of my life that I lost to Cure of Chucky.
So, in this installment of the franchise, they determined that Chucky could use the voodoo that allowed him to swap body to now multiply. He can still swap bodies, but now he can make more of his own conciseness, raising good guy doll after good guy doll. Each has his memories, his diabolical demeanor, and his capacity to use voodoo. This means any one of them could switch bodies or make more good guy dolls come alive. He’s got his own personal little army of voodoo murder dolls.
Okay, here's the thing, that's actually pretty fucking cool, but it's kinda broken. Why the fuck doesn't Chucky just make a fucking army? Not just of good guy dolls, but kids and random adults. Nothing is exactly stopping him. There's no reason to hold back at this point. Imagine if he was just cut loose in any given kids store? He’d multiply like the fucking gremlins.
They did kinda screwed up cannon. According to cannon, when Charles is in a good guy doll, it starts out as synthetic. It only has the capacity to move on his will alone. It then slowly becomes alive—bones and organs intact—over time as the spell takes hold. For example, in this movie, they hold a lighter to a newly risen good guy doll's fingers and they melt (as they should), because it wasn't alive long enough to have blood or anything like that. Later on, a newly risen Chucky, not even ten fucking minutes old is full of blood and organs when it gets smashed to pieces. I'm just asking for some fucking consistency.
But to hell with that. This movie is fucking awesome. There’s a million reasons to love it and it brings new life to the franchise. I can’t wait to see where it goes.