Child's Play 2

1990

Action / Adventure / Fantasy / Horror / Thriller

26
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 40%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 47%
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 35000

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Brad Dourif as Chucky
Jenny Agutter as Joanne Simpson
Grace Zabriskie as Grace Poole
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23.976 fps
1hr 24 min
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23.976 fps
1hr 24 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jonathon_naylor 8 / 10

Great Horror Fare!

It's difficult to accept the numerous poor reviews this movie garnered, particularly those from bona fide horror buffs. Of all the films within major horror series stretching from the late '70s to the '90s -- Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween among them -- "Child's Play 2" deserves a place very close to the top.

This sequel picks up two years after the original in which young Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent) was tormented by Chucky, the killer-possessed doll trying to transfer his soul into the child's body. With his mother traumatized, Andy is sent to live with a foster family. Trouble is, there's a certain rebuilt Good Guy brand doll all too eager to get reacquainted.

"Child's Play 2" is solid horror fare. It has legitimate thrills as the seemingly innocent doll plunges to murderous life in the blink of an eye. It has a smart, unpredictable storyline. Its strongest asset, however, is an exciting finale at the Good Guy doll factory in which Chucky, piece by piece, meets his maker. First he's forced to amputate his own hand (he replaces it with a knife blade). Then his legs are torn off in an unsuccessful maiming. Next he's showered in gallons of steaming hot doll plastic before finally having an electrical cord stuffed in his mouth, exploding his head into a thousand gooey pieces. Where do they come up with this stuff?

There are plenty of other things to like about this picture. Its budget is much higher than that of the original, a fact that shows up in leaps and bounds on the screen. With the origin storyline out of the way, the sequel is able to focus solely on the excitement without getting bogged down in too many details. And Brad Dourif outdoes himself as the creepily frightening voice of the homicidal doll.

"Child's Play 2" established Chucky as a legitimate horror icon. Simply put, the series never again reached this high a caliber and probably never will.

Reviewed by Shawn Watson 7 / 10

Sorry Jack, Chucky's back!

Universal must have realized the potential this franchise had and quickly snapped up the rights from MGM after the first movie came out. Writer Don Mancini also must have figured out that his creation of a foul-mouthed killer doll was too good for just one film. The Chucky series would seriously evolve and change over the years but even in this first sequel things are already looking quite different, even if it suffers from Deja Vu a little bit.

Now that the cat is out of the bag and we know that Chucky really is alive and it isn't just Andy's imagination, our killer doll gets much more screen time and his wicked personality has more time to develop. The animatronics have improved and a lot of Chucky's character comes through in his wild facial expressions.

Director John Lafia shoots the film with a bright, playroom color pallet with most of the location footage done in Los Angeles with only a few key shots done in Chicago (as if the Windy City was ever this sunny). Despite the autumn setting it does feel like a rather Xmas-y film. He's also fully aware of how silly the killer doll concept is and seizes the opportunity for some of the self-aware sarcastic humor seen in the later films.

Graeme Revell usually does the most generic horror scores, especially in recent years, but surprisingly he gives Child's Play 2 the best score of the series with a full orchestra at his disposal, he doesn't hold back on the action cues and even delivers a couple of pretty good themes. So much better than the rotten score to the first film and probably one of the best horror scores of the 90s, or even of all time. It really is that good, and elevates this sequel to a higher level than most snobby critics would consider it deserves.

There isn't much of a story to Child's Play 2 however. It's just the same as the first, with Chucky going after Andy, who is now staying with a foster family, once more. The body count is higher and there are some good kills, but I wish that the running time wasn't so anorexic and that it held back on the "lurking in the dark" scenes.

The slick quality and silly nature of Child's Play 2 is probably what prompted Universal to stick with the franchise for good and 23 years later the Chucky films are still coming out. To think that if MGM held on to the rights, we may never have had them.

Reviewed by boyinflares 7 / 10

Fun sequel with a good cast

Child's Play 2 picks up not long after where its infamous predecessor left off, and straight into the film, the original Good Guy doll housing the spirit of the Lakeshore Strangler is being fixed up and Good Guys are back in action. While unfortunately, Chris Sarandon and Catherine Hicks do not return, they are at least mentioned, and given plausible reasons as to why they could not be in the movie. Innocent Andt Barclay (Alex Vincent) however returns, and is once again at the mercy of Chucky (voiced by the classic Brad Douriff) when Chucky traces Andy down to where he is living in foster care. From there, the typical mayhem follows, with plenty of doll-style murders, witty lines from Chucky and a great finale at the Good Guy doll factory.

While the original Child's Play is a terrifying classic, part 2 is somewhat of a step down, only because one knows what to expect, for the most part. However, the cast are a great asset to the film. Alex Vincent is right on the mark in his role as Andy, Christine Elise is terrific as his foster sister Kyle, and Jenny Agutter adds a touch of class as their foster mother Joanne Simpson. Gerrit Graham plays her strict husband, and Grace Zabriskie is good in her role as the career at the orphanage. Beth Grant steals the moment in her small role as Mrs Kettlewell however. Overall, a fun sequel to the original, with a well rounded cast and plenty of thrills to keep one entertained.

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