A mother gives her 13-year-old son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.A mother gives her 13-year-old son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.A mother gives her 13-year-old son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.
How 'E.T.' Influenced the New 'Child's Play'
(Without spoilers given), this movie is nothing like the original. This is a completely new and modern reimagining of the original film. No need to catch up on the previous movies.
Now I don't get scared by movies that easily personally, and other than 2 of the jumps, I wouldn't say this movie SCARED me. The best word to describe this movie is "unsettling". Child's Play definitely was NOT the cheesiest movie I've ever seen, but far from the word "scary". So if you're looking for a drop dead scary movie, this may not be it. But if you're a horror fan like I am, or can just appreciate a good movie, you will have fun.
The acting started off a bit stereotypical but you can forget about that about 15 minutes into it. I always worry about child actors, scared that they'll be your average whiny and screaming kids. But like "It" and "Stranger Things, this movie made sure the kid actors fit the role they played.
The kills were brutal, the music was intense, and (most) of the jump scares were played out the way the way they should be.
Hands down, I recommend seeing this movie while it's in theaters. If you can't catch it then, pick it up digitally or on disc. I think it's safe to say that horror movie remakes may actually have their place. If we can get more horror movies that have clever writing that appeals to the younger audiences of today, while also giving nostalgic horror movie vibes, you got my money. "It", "Halloween", and "Child's Play" have all done everything a horror movie remake should. I can't wait to see what horror movie gets remade next!!
- Jul 8, 2019