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Chuck is and always was a stupid series...
on January 26, 2014
If Jason Voorhees or Michael Myers is chasing me, I am going to be sufficiently terrified. But sorry Chuck—I think I can take you. Hence the reason that The Child’s Play series has just never done it for me. It’s a DOLL! It’s a three-foot tall doll! Anyway, Chucky makes his for the sixth installment of the series in a story set four years after the events of the previous film, Seed of Chucky. The Chucky doll arrives in a mysterious package at the home of wheelchair-bound Nica and her mother, Sarah. Sarah tosses the doll into the trash but she dies later that night and the doll is found inside the home.
The following day Nica’s sister Barb arrives with her husband Ian, daughter Alice, and live-in nanny, Jill to comfort the grieving Nica…and tell her they plan on moving her into an assisted living home and sell her house. Nice. When the family priest comes over for dinner, Chucky makes his first murderous move by pouring rat poison into a bowl of chili. Throughout dinner we watch each member carefully trying to figure out which one got the tainted food. It’s virtually the film’s only suspenseful moment.
In between Chucky beginning his murderous rampage and attempting to possess the body of little Alice, we learn that Barb is actually having an affair with the nanny in a modern, PC twist to the usual husband banging the nanny. It’s all very tiresome and dull and offers nothing new. Among the few pluses the film does offer is a cameo by Jennifer Tilly once again playing Chucky’s wife Tiffany and an after credits cameo by Alex Vincent who played Andy Barclay way back in the original Child’s Play. This would be a great way to end the series but somehow I get the feeling that we won’t be that lucky.