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Here we go again.....
on 2 December 2015
Chucky's back in Child's Play 2 and the devil doll must find a body to transfer too quickly or the soul of Charles Ray will be stuck in Chucky forever. This sequel plays out in two parts, the bad part and the good part. The first half is a bit tedious mostly because of the ultra poor scripting by Don Mancini that almost brought down the first movie too. The little kid Alex Vincent is back as Andy Barclay this time he is with a new family after the events of the last film. His new 'parents' are so caring that when they enter the house for the first time they (A) don't give him a guided tour and make him feel welcome, (B) Don't tell him that they have another kid that their looking after and (C) Even though they have been told in detail about his trauma with the Good Guys Doll still have one of them in his bedroom. Hell even Andy starts to like the doll after all his traumatic events. Simply put in the first 20 minutes everything comes together and Chucky is back and has found Andy.
Andy's 'parents' are played by Jenny Agutter and Gerrit Graham, both decent enough actors who absolutely sleepwalk through this movie and give zero performance. The only star of the show is Brad Dourif's evil voice for Chucky, his laugh is a hoot and the special effects on the doll are great. What saves this sequel is the final half an hour especially the final duel at the toy factory where the Good Guy Dolls were originally made. It's fast pace and works a treat. Child's Play 2 then whilst being utterly predictable is decent fun but could have been better with a decent script and actors that actually wanted to be in the movie in the first place.