Okay, so `The Seed of Chucky' ISN'T a `reboot,' but it does radically shift from the previous three films' `formulas,' making it come across as a real change of direction. The first `Child's Play' film was a classic horror - a straight horror. Naturally (as with so many horror franchises), the sequels (parts 2 and 3) weren't received quite so well, also staying true to the original's horror vibe. Therefore, in this one (also the first `Chucky movie' to drop the `Child's Play' title) they decide to play it for laughs (or at least black comedy anyway).
The killer doll, Chucky, returns with his - equally psychotic - `wife' Tiffany and this time they're accompanied to Hollywood with their `gender-confused' child, Glen (or possibly Glenda).
And I thought the film was great. However, it's worth noting that there are plenty of people out there who disagree with me. I actually find the new `black comedy' take on the Chucky films just as good as the original horrific line. But a fair share of the audience obviously didn't appreciate the change of direction.
Full marks to Jennifer Tilly who not only voices Tiffany, but stars as herself and mercilessly sends herself up, portraying herself as an evil human, not an awful lot better than the evil dolls.
So, expect more killing and bloodshed, only this time played for laughs rather than scares. Unless of course you find Chucky's son/daughter doll more than a little creepy in his androgynous seventies David Bowie/Ziggy Stardust kind of way!