Sunday, 1 December 2013

Review: Curse of Chucky (2013)

Curse of Chucky
IMDB rate: 5,6
Genre: Slasher

Man, how long I've waited for this movie to come out. After the terrible Chucky movie 'Seed of Chucky' we quite needed a make-up movie. And we did! Well, it wasn't as good as the first Child's Play movie, but it certainly had a few good surprises in it. 
It's quite a shame, but I've never seen Child's Play 2 and 3, I own 3 but because I never saw 2 I couldn't watch it yet. I did see the first one and the two comedic ones Bride and Seed of Chucky.
For a sequel, I think that Curse of Chucky did a fine job. It wasn't too great, laughable at times, but then there was this amazing ending which made a lot good again.

After the events of Seed of Chucky, Nica, a young woman forced to a wheelchair since birth, has to regroup her sister, Barb and her brother-in-law, Ian for a funeral after the death of her mother. While dealing with barb, Ian, along with their 5-year-old daughter, Alice; Nica receives an odd package - a creepy doll. After people start showing up dead, the fearless Nica soon suspects that the creepy doll is much more than a doll.

Curse of Chucky feels like another cliche standard sequel, and to be honest, it was quite cliche. The movie was very predictable and took many elements from the original Child's Play movies. The order in which everyone would die wasn't much of a secret either unfortunately.

What I disliked most about this movie was the way Chucky looked. At first he looked super fake and CGI like, nothing like the doll in Child's Play nor like the doll in Bride of Chucky. His hairs were longer, his face was way too smooth and his scars were gone. Now, it is a fact that Chucky has been beheaded, burned and cut multiple times in all these movies, and yet he manages to look normal again in the sequel of that movie. This wasn't the case with Bride and Seed of Chucky luckily, which made it a lot more believable. What was of course bothering in this movie was the fact that he was all normal again, even though he looked messed up in the last couple of movies. 

What made me very happy halfway through the movie was the fact that it wasn't real! He had some sort of wax on his face to hide his scars! Sure, there were a lot less scars, but still they were there. This made Chucky a lot more real again and the CGI effects appeared a lot less when he was scarred. 
Beneath I made a small collage of Chucky's looks through the years, the first being Child's Play 2, the second being Bride of Chucky and the last two both being from Curse of Chucky.

Now the biggest question of this movie is, which part is it following up to? Many say it's a follow up for Child's Play 3, meaning it ignores Bride and Seed of Chucky. Other say that it's a following up for Bride of Chucky, meaning it only ignores Seed of Chucky. But the fact is that it actually is a follow-up for Seed of Chucky. In the end of Seed of Chucky we see how Tiffany is going into Jennifer Tilly's body, which explains the fact how she can be alive again. So in fact it's Jennifer Tilly (both actress and character) but with the soul of Tiffany. How Chucky is once again alive, is always the biggest mystery but I'm trying to ignore that part. Also, Chucky mentions how he murdered the Tilly's, which also took place in Seed of Chucky. 
One scene that I did not get was where Chucky is doing the spell on the girl, did Tiffany send him to Alice or to Andy? Which took place when? Because that didn't really made sense. 

Well that being said, how awesome is it that both Tiffany and a much older Andy appear in this movie? I thought it was amazing and it made the movie a lot better.

Overall, Curse of Chucky is a decent movie. It's a good follow-up for Seed of Chucky since it get's rid of some loose ends, but what was mainly important is the fact that it's so much better than Seed of Chucky. We never found out what happened with Glen/Glenda unfortunately, but that does not really matter. It's sad that Chucky looks very fake through most of the movie, the CGI is way too much and very bothering at times. The movie isn't very unique but it has a few nice touches to it.

My personal rate: 6,5/10


  1. CGI is the devil most of the time!

  2. I was pleasantly surprised by Curse Of Chucky. It subverted just enough of my expectations to freshen up the franchise. I enjoyed the more comedic Bride and Seed, but it was nice to see a bad guy get back to basics. A follow-up has reportedly already been greenlit.


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