What can I really say about CHILD'S PLAY 2? The larger budget is clearly evidenced in the improved maneuverability of the various puppets, and especially in the huge manufacturing set at the climax of the film. The dark satire of the original is almost completely removed, and Chucky's sinister humor is beginning to slip into Freddy's cheap one-liners. As as early 90s Slasher? Its an OK film. There are enough wide and low angled shots combined with moody lighting and atmosphere to set up for a few creepy moments with everyone's favorite killer doll, and we do get a handful of dead bodies. The cover, on the other hand.. I have been terrified of the CHILD'S PLAY 2 poster since it debuted on VHS. Take it for what it's worth, it is the best of the 'straight' sequels, but I prefer the tongue-in-cheek BRIDE and SEED (blasphemy!).
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