Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Seed of Chucky (2004)

It's one thing to make a self-aware Horror Comedy as they did in BRIDE, but SEED OF CHUCKY is a pretty far stretch for any Horror icon to undergo. Chucky and Tiffany are reawaken into the real world by their confused and schizophrenic son (daughter?) Glen, and the deadly duo vow to give up killing to raise their family as the three attempt to possess the bodies of Jennifer Tilly and Red Man. Now, while the plot is utterly ridiculous, there are some genuinely funny moments that come out of the idea of two serial killers attempting to raise a normal family with jilted values. Each of the actors are willing to take punches as they poke fun at themselves and the industry at large, while the film also pays its respects to Horror classics from Hitchcock, John Waters, and Kubrick. The main problem is it's just plain stupid. If you are going to go for such an outlandish plot, at least throw in some awesome gore while you are at it. Sure, there are a few bloody deaths, but if you aren't taking things serious, why not go all out? While the puppet FX are pretty decent, there is also some terrible CG implemented to 'improve' the movement of the free-standing dolls, which only looks cartoony and out of place. The real saving grace in the film is Jennifer Tilly's subtle comedy as she rips on herself the entire movie in addition to a few good gags. I won't lie, I am always entertained by the film, but where do you go from here?

Rating: 6/10.
Gore: 6/10.
Entertainment: 7/10.
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7 comments:

  1. Lol I think your rating is a little to generous on this one :D Id say a 4/10 all around.

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  2. A definite low-point for my man Brad Dourif, but I give him credit for stickin' it out.

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  3. I figure its got some clever wits about it and the technical work warrants at least a D, I cant rightfully fail the poor film when compared to the other junk I have rated a 5 or less =D

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  4. I liked this one a LOT more than Bride. I'm just glad the series is dead (knock on wood).

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  5. I was waiting for you to do this one. I can't stand it. The only redeeming point for me is that the voice of Glen is done by Billy Boyd who played Pippin Took from Lord of the Rings. And I think he's cute as hell. *squeal* Otherwise, I thought this movie was really "the movie that never should have been".

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  6. I have yet to see this sequel. Guess I gotta correct that horror-fan-faux-pas!

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  7. Where to go from here? Like you said, it's stupid but mildly entertaining. It's as trashy as trashy can be and that give it a charm worth the 6.

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