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It's been eight years since the events in the second film, we now see that Andy is a teenager who has been enrolled in a military school. Play Pals Toy Company decides to re-release its Good Guys line, feeling that after all this time, the bad publicity has died down. As they re-used old materials, the spirit of Charles Lee Ray once again comes to life. In his search for Andy, Chucky falls into the hands of a younger boy, and he realizes that it may be easier to transfer his soul into this unsuspecting child. Andy is the only one who knows what Chucky is up to, and it's now up to him to put a stop to it. Written by
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Hey that's quite an effective opening with the credits. Anyhow the third instalment of the murderous good guy doll possessed by the serial killer Charles Lee Ray sees an older teenage Andy Barclay settling in to military school. But with the resurrection of the once popular Good Guys dolls, Chucky is brought back to life and once again tracks down Andy. But after finding him, Chucky sets his eyes upon the young Ronald Tyler who discovers his secret. So now Chucky is trying rid Andy, so that he won't get in the way him transferring his soul in to Tyler.
So really the premise is the same with only a slight slant to the formula. Even with its well-worn mechanics and lacking chills it's enjoyably fun, if quite a mean-spirited and forceful sequel. I was liking it until just after halfway when it loses its way and transcends into cheap silliness. Watch as each film goes on to wallow in the wicked black humour, by never taking itself entirely serious. The script (which almost goes on to play everything as a joke because it seems they can only go to that angle) manages to throw a smart little quip for Chucky to spit out whenever on screen. Strangely the puppet design doesn't fair up that well compared to the previous films, but I rather take this vividly etched creation than anything resembling computer generated effects.
The performances are engaging enough. Justin Whalin is modest in the part as the older Andy and Perry Reeves kicks up some fire as Andy's love interest. Brad Dourif dependably returns to be everyone's favourite Good Guy Doll Chucky once again. That wicked tone and driving cackle have just become a constant trademark. In support there's a lively Andrew Robinson and a hard-nosed Travis Fine. Jeremy Sylvers suitably plays it naïve as Tyler.
Director Jack Bender (more renown for his TV work) professionally caters for the production in quite a mechanical fashion. Few amusing death scenes crop up and a playful energy is created. The score is mostly well-placed with its burning rock cues which vibrate an ominous charge.
Not the complete dead horse many make it out to be.
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