THE LAIR EXPERTS
Matt: As sequels go, 'Child's Play 2' proved to be one of the more solid entries of the 1990s. The setting is two years later, and Chucky is rebuilt by the toy company hoping to save their own skin. This sounds like something that would totally happen in real life. Could you imagine if this happened to a company like Mattel? You know damn well they'd be in damage control mode and would do something similar to what Play Pals did. As far fetched as the voodoo storyline continues to be, by this point, fans are more accepting of Chucky as an entity and as a result, more satisfied with the carnage that follows. Alex Vincent returns and delivers a strong performance as Andy, and Brad Dourif again voiced Chucky, allowing the strength of character continuity carrying over from the original. My main knock on this film is the fact that both Karen Barclay and Detective Norris are never heard from. We only get the measly explanation that Karen was committed. But what about Mike? And Santos, the only other cop who saw Chucky was alive? If they had explained that or brought back those characters in some form, this would have been a solid 9 or 10. But as it is, I give it an 8.5, with a bonus half of a point because this was the first Chucky film I saw, when it premiered on USA Network. 8.5 out of 10.
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