Film Corner: Child's Play 3

I finished Child's Play 1 & 2 earlier this week, I don't see why not continue the fun today! Today, we'll be #Kissmatewatches-ing Child's Play 3, directed by Jack Bender. This one takes place in a military school, cause nothing is scarier than authoritarian bureaucracy! "The tortured spirit of Chucky rises again to seek revenge on the boy who killed him eight years ago, the now teenaged Andy Barclay."

Our first look is the abandoned factory where Andy and Kyle killed Chucky last film. A crane pulls the bloody remains of Chucky over a vat of flesh-plastic, presumably contaminating it. A doll reforms slowly, like it was melting in reverse. Credits accompany. We get our recap via exec meeting. They're wondering if it's worth putting their Good Guy dolls back in the market again, or if there will be another Andy Barclay ready to put their stocks back in the toilet.

From a marketing perspective, why not make a Good Guy 2? Make it better, shinier, and less buggy? Still get some nostalgia sales while putting a new item out. Over-saturation is a thing! These dolls came out a decade ago! Time to move onward and upward! Alas, they agree to put the original dolls on the market again. The CEO is even gifted with the very first one hot off the factory floor! That's reassuring for his livelihood and health. The CEO's death is slow and teasing. So many pan-overs and brief glimpses of what's there or not there, it's good scene. And it has one of my favorite lines: "Don't Fuck With The Chuck."

Chucky finds out on CEO's CPU that Andy Barclay is now in Kent Military School. We didn't get the original child actor back (Alex Vincent), so instead we got the actor who hero'd in the Dungeons and Dragons movie, Justin Whalin. He looks more vanity than victim. The head of the school, Cochrane, gives Andy some advice: "Grow Up". He quotes the bible at Andy and then sends him to the barber.

Oh fuck, the barber... This character has to come with some warnings because he is creepy in a "bad touch" way.

- He keeps the hair of each boy he cuts on a wall.
- The tone of his voice is bordering on sensual.
- He pulls on Andy's hair "to make a point".

That was in one scene alone. While in the barber's chair, a commercial for the Good Guy dolls comes on and Andy almost has a panic attack. This poor kid needs therapy, not military school! Fortunately, he keeps his calm long enough for no one to notice. Andy's roommate, Whitehurst, is introduced via Geek-Tied-In-Closet/Locker trope. We learn there's a bullying hardass named Shelton. Sounds like he's going to be our next Phil (cruel unbeliever who hates Andy). During inspection, Shelton gives Andy and Whitehurst some hell, but a teenaged girl named De Silva likes to speak her mind about it.

De Silva: "You asshole."
Shelton: "What did you say?"
De Silva: "I said, 'You Asshole,' Sir!"

Afterwards, we follow a young Black kid named Tyler. All he's ever wanted was a toy to call his own, because having eight-year-olds in military school is just sad. When a large package to Andy turns out to be a Good Guy doll, Tyler can't help but keep it! Chucky spills a bit to Tyler about how he wants Andy, but then thinks about it. Why not use another DIFFERENT kid to play Hide the Soul? It doesn't HAVE to be Andy all the time! While that supposedly happens, we see Andy is terrible at shooting and De Silva can't wait to help him out. There's some chemistry between the two rebellious teens!

We look back to see Chucky about to finish the chant, when Cochrane and another adult walk in. Cochrane is not happy to see Tyler playing with "girl's dolls" and takes Chucky away. Toxic masculinity is such bullshit. We see that Andy was not taught the special words at school as he doesn't fall out when told to fall out. (You'd think a *school* would focus on the teaching?) He's shocked enough to drop his gun when he sees Cochrane with a Good Guy doll.

I swear this movie is a good advertisement for therapy. This poor kid sees a commercial and a doll (not knowing if either have anything to do with Charles Lee Ray) and has panic attacks each time. Therapy and Xanax would do wonders for Andy, not army-style punishment! Cochrane throws Chucky in the dumpster, which is immediately emptied into the garbage-crusher-machine-truck. A poor waste management worker is killed for daring to do his job. Why, I think Chucky might be an asshole!

Andy is unpacking in his room while Chucky sneaks around. Chucky attacks him and tells Andy EVERYTHING ABOUT HIS PLAN. You say you don't want him to spoil it, but now he knows who to protect and what from! Shelton interrupts the face-off and takes Chucky away because... he's an ass? Andy waits until everyone's asleep to go to Shelton's room to finish Chucky off. Unfortunately, Chucky and a knife are both missing. Shelton wakes up to see Barclay in his room, and is hella mad.

While the boys all march outside in the cold wet outside as Shelton's revenge, Chucky goes to visit Tyler. Tyler was feeling playful tonight, so he left Chucky a note saying to come and find him. He hides in Cochrane's office while Chucky calls out to him. Meanwhile: Another two students are up to no good as De Silva and a friend of hers go snooping through Barclay's file because De Silva has a crush on him and wants to know more about him. They find Chucky and Tyler, then proceed to give Chucky lipstick because.... girls just do that? IDK.

Cochrane was coming, so everyone split, leaving Chucky behind. Cochrane enters his office and sees Chucky. He tosses him in the trash. The sight of the doll coming to life and brandishing a knife threateningly is enough to send him into a lethal cardiac arrest. The next day, some people are broken up about Cochrane's death, but since he ran a "tight ship", they go forward with everything as normal because he'd also say fuck grieving over lives. I say good riddance to bad trash.

The barber is going around during breakfast and telling the kids when they're due for their haircuts. He does so by grabbing their hair and yanking their head back. He looks disgustedly at the girls as De Silva flaunts her long hair. Can he die please? Andy tries to warn Tyler about Chucky, but Tyler won't hear it. "His name is Charles. You're jealous he's my best friend now and not yours." This kid breaks my heart. Tyler wants a friend so bad that he refuses to see Chucky as anything but a rascal to play with.

As the barber is cleaning up after Whitehurst, he stumbles across Chucky. "That haircut ain't regulation, soldier." He puts the doll on the chair and starts to do his usual job on it. However, Chucky had a better idea for a new look. After Chucky gives the barber's jugular a close shave, Whitehurst comes back to retrieve his forgotten gear. He see Chucky the doll holding a razor and laughing at a dead body. Think he'll believe Andy now?

It's time for War Games! We learn the whole of the school is split in two and sent to play paint-ball capture the flag. What they don't know is Chucky swaps all the red teams paint ammo with live ammo. Most of our heroes are on blue team. Crap. At night camp, Andy walks away from the ghost stories. De Silva follows him and has a romantic moment. Afterwards, though, he's all talk of helping Tyler (who's in red team).

The big problem of helping out someone in another team is you look like a traitor or a glory hog. Shelton, upon learning of his map's and Andy's disappearance, decides to go with the traitor card. Maybe because that's what a trouble-maker would do??? The one problem I have is following Shelton's logic. He's either so one-dimensional a bully that he just accuses Andy of the worst thing he can think of, or his mind works so different from mine that I can't put myself in his shoes.  

Tyler and Chucky manage to separate from the rest of the camps. When Tyler says Charles' name again, Chucky brandishes a knife. "Don't call me that!" And that is why I feel that Chucky would have feelings about trans people wanting their proper names being used. Tyler stabs Chucky to protect himself and runs to find Andy. Andy gets found by Blue Team and treated like a criminal. Tyler is found and clings to Andy, telling him he was right. "Charles IS bad!"

The way Tyler hyperfocuses onto the proper names of people and avoid using nicknames tells me that the military school or his military father nearly beat it into his head that you call people by their Rank and Name, not what they prefer, which is really sad. While we're on the subject, everyone here kind of has that mark of what this abusive life has molded them into becoming. This military school is definitely not portrayed as healthy. Like:  

- De Silva became a trouble-making rule-breaker that has a lot of skills, but hates to be told what to do. She'll go with the flow just long enough to pass, but she'll pick a battle and fight it just to get out some steam.

- Whitehurst is a broken kid who has been bullied and picked at and pushed and beaten until there's just a sad boy wanting to fade into the normalcy of life... or maybe worse and just fade out.

- Tyler is a forgotten child, abandoned by his very busy father. He was raised by the system his father left him in. It's a cold, black-hearted system that's not meant for innocent bright-eyed children. Yet here he is, alone.

- Shelton? He has power. The one with power isn't afraid. Mix some toxic masculinity "fear of weakness" with some "army strong" propaganda, and we just might have what Shelton is. But again, he's trickier for me to pin down. This is just a guess.

Back to the plot! De Silva got separated from the group, and Chucky tied her up. He uses De Silva's radio and says to Andy/BlueTeam that he'll trade her for Tyler. But right after his deal, he radios to Red Team that Blue Team is spotted at his location. This is a hell of a set up. We have a team with LIVE ammo (and don't know it) heading to another team that has all our heroes. Chucky has a grenade, live ammo gun, and a knife or two. "Now sit back and watch the sparks fly." Indeed.

The trade happens so Tyler is with Chucky and De Silva with Andy. Blue Team runs in expecting a Red Team army. When Shelton sees Chucky the doll, he smiles and says "Fuck Me" in the coolest of tones. Then Red Team shows and immediately shoots him in the heart. OOPS. In the gunfight, Tyler manages to sneak away from Chucky. After a few minutes, the Reds realize something Is Wrong and cease fire. Shelton is pronounced dead and not breathing. One of Shelton's lackeys flips out on Andy, saying this is all somehow his fault. Chucky thinks this is the perfect time to throw a grenade and book it. The only one who really saw the 'nade toss was Whitehurst.

[TW: self-sacrifice] Whitehurst, after a whole movie believing he was worth nothing, throws himself on top of the grenade before it blows, saving everyone else's life at the cost of his own. [/TW]

While panic is ensuing, Tyler, Chucky, Andy, and De Silva all run down to the carnival/fair that we saw from far away during the romantic moment earlier. "A place where people can have fun." Tyler runs into the fair and immediately goes to the security officer's tent. When asked for his name, he gives a salute and offers his rank too. The guard tries to calm him down and offers a doll to calm him down. A Good Guy Doll. With blue paint spatters.

The movie gives us a 2 second look into a family who's just playing games and riding the rides at the fair. You know, a normal family. Like what Andy and Tyler and De Silva could be doing. But no. They had to be in military school with a killer doll! Andy and De Silva go into the Security tent to ask if someone had seen him, but all we find is a dead guard. De Silva takes the guard's gun and goes with Andy for another look around for Tyler.

Fortunately, they all get the smart idea of going into the scary "Devil's Lair" ride. Tyler manages to evade Chucky long enough for De Silva to take a shot at him. She get shot too, but non-fatally in the leg. She pushes Andy to save Tyler without her. Chucky catches up to a stuck Tyler, but a scythe (kept razor sharp?) slices off half his face, stunning him long enough for Tyler to get away on top of a "mountain". Something hits him up there and makes Tyler passes out. Chucky begins chanting!

Andy climbs up and shoots Chucky's arm and then his chest, stopping the chant in time (BARELY). Chucky is of course pissed and tries to fight back, but Andy (through some struggles) shoves him into an industrial fan, turning him into Chunky Chucky. Or should we call him a Goo Guy? Cause he's all- you know, the first one is fine. De Silva gets taken by the ambulance. Tyler... I mean, he's safe and alive. And Andy is taken away by the police. He tells De Silva that he'll be fine. He's done it before. He gets in the back of the car and we fade to black as they drive away. The End.

Definitely a different kind of Chucky movie! This focused a bit more of the kids he was chasing after and less of the victims that were to die. It also gave Chucky a different target than Andy, and Andy a different role (from victim to protector). I would definitely recommend this to fans of the original two! It finishes up a nice little "young Andy" trilogy. 8/10, but wouldn't play War Games without checking my ammo a few dozen times.

Film Corner: Child's Play 2

Since Child's Play has been taking up residence in my head, I figured I'd keep the ball rolling and tackle Child's Play 2 (directed by Jon Lafia)! I remember this one starting off with Andy in foster care because his mother was committed for believing his "killer doll" story. So much for the two cops who also saw Chucky. ACAB!

In an attempt to save their reputation, the Good Guy Toy Company reconstruct the killer doll to prove to the public that nothing was wrong with it. In doing so, they bring the soul of serial killer Charles Lee Ray. Will Andy escape, or will Chucky succeed in possessing his body? Considering how many movies this franchise has... No? Andy will be fine? Maybe? One way to find out! Let's hit that (Child's) Play button!

Our first images are the charred Chucky doll being salvaged and remade. Also, a limo driving through parts of Chicago that I wouldn't expect a limo. Like a metal salvage yard. We learn that the Barclays went to the press with this "Killer Good Guy Doll" story and are ruining the toy company's reputation (and their stocks) with it. The police denied everything. Karen is now under psych observation. Andy is getting put into Foster care.

I want to say this is to wave the fact the actress wasn't available, but looking into the trivia that isn't true. This was written into the script from the beginning! Was it to take the kid away from the only person who would believe him? Also, why would they go public with this story? It wasn't the company's fault that Charles Lee Ray used one of their dolls as a Soul Gem! And she knew that! So.... why the press?

Either way, the CEO wants to see the supposed Chucky Doll for himself. In the middle of reassembly, the doll's eyes shock a quality control worker to death, making our first death a blue-collar white man with no name.

Ana brought up a good idea: If Karen was around for this movie, she'd be up in that doll's face so hard, he'd have to kill her. And that's depressing for the audience and the kid. So instead, give him parents he DOESN'T care about and kill them! In fact!! IN FACT! Give Andy parents that are HORRIBLE! So we WANT to see them die! Because we're here to see Chucky kill people, right? That's the point of a horror sequel! The killings of jerks and a-holes done by an even WORSE a-hole!

The CEO demands this all be covered up fast. The Chucky Doll has moved (on its own?) near the door. And that's enough of that scene! Andy is in the foster system until his mother can be cleared. A white family (Joanne and Phil Simpson) is looking to hold onto him, but it seems they believe that Andy is a very "damaged boy" if not a killer. Already their house is giving me hives. There's a lot of breakable and valuable things within tiny arms' reach. There's nothing in their d├ęcor that a kid would find fun (think Grandma's house, but more so). Even for the 90s this house is OUTDATED.

The first thing Andy picks up is a statue that the mom's "grandmother gave to [her] mother and then gave" to the mom. A very important heirloom! Andy asks who will inherit the heirloom from Joanne. After an awkward infertility-laced silence, Andy is sent upstairs.

We get our first look at Kyle, the teenage girl who's been in the foster system so long, she's counting the months until she's out. Her name may be masculine, but she's very punk-femme. And practical. Her foster mother gives her shit for having a job, which is fucking uncool.  Joanne is all "You need to spend time with the family! This is the third night in a row that you've had to go to work!" and Kyle is all "I only have a year left before I'm out of the system? I need to save up for that?" Joanne is SO not cool.

As Andy goes through his new closet, a Good Guy Doll appears! We're in luck as it says the typical "Hi, I'm Tommy!" instead of "You Fucking S***". Joanne takes the doll downstairs and we get a taste of how these parents react to Andy's trauma. Phil is very no-nonsense and exasperated. "No running! It's just a doll! You hear me?" Joanne seems to mean well, but is still absent-minded about it. "Oh, I forgot we even had one of those! We just have so many kids- I'll take it away right now." Then she immediately forgets about it and leaves it downstairs where it'll be the first thing Andy sees in the morning. Great.

CEO's boot-licker takes Chucky to his car, complete with car phone! Chucky uses it to get Andy's new address from the foster home (WHICH WOULD NEVER HAPPEN) and holds boot-licker at gun-point to get him there. Course it's a water gun, so plastic bag will have to do for the killing. Chucky gets the rest of the way to the house on foot and slips inside via unlocked front door. When inside, Chucky "kills" the Good Guy Tommy with the precious heirloom statue, leaving both broken. Chucky buries the Tommy doll underneath the backyard swing while cackling at his own jokes. Got to love a man who works with a smile.

The next morning, the broken statue is blamed on both the kids. Kyle and Andy bond over being in the foster system with Kyle telling him how some parents are very mean and abusive. Add Andy being afraid of Phil, we have Andy trying to get on Phil's good side. Andy approaches the Good Guy Doll. It says "Hi! I'm... Tommy!". There's batteries in the back. That's enough for Andy to give it a try. At least for now.

After dark, Andy wakes up bound and gagged! Charles stands over him, ready to play "Hide the Soul"! Before he can begin, Kyle climbs up through the window. She didn't see Chucky move, but she does see a tied-up Andy and frees him just as the parents burst in. They blame Kyle for tying Andy up. Phil throws the doll down the basement and yells at Andy to grow up. I know I'm not a #1 Dad, but... maybe get some power tools in the morning and destroy the doll together? It's just a doll, right? It will be therapeutic! A shared bonding experience!

Andy goes to school while Chucky follows behind. They read some Pinocchio (haha) and the teacher yells at Andy for writing down some profanity he didn't actually write. Andy's far more worried about his life than what the teacher thinks right now, so he climbs out of the window when she leaves the room and locks him inside. Mrs. Kettlewell, the short-tempered hag, is next to die. She doubted Andy as a good kid, drinks her own haughty brand, and has an anti-drug button on her ascot! Oh, and she may have thrown Chucky in a closet pretty roughly. RIP Mrs. Kettlewell, killed by a ruler.

Phil is getting more and more pissed at Andy's "antics". When Phil is pissed, he takes it out on everyone, including Joanne, his wife. The only one who seems to be one Andy's side is Kyle. Her advise is very "trust only yourself". But it's what Andy needs. Armed only with a carving knife, Andy goes into the basement to solve his own problem. Phil goes down to see what's going on, but Chucky gets the drop on him. Phil lives with his newfound knowledge of how very very *wrong* he was for about 5 seconds before dying.

Joanne lashes out at Andy while she sobs over her dead husband. She then promptly packs all of Andy's things and sends him off with the Foster Services. She blames him for Phil's death? Grief can do some weird shit, but... ok. Kyle throws Chucky away and heads to the swing for a smoke. She accidentally uncovers the real Tommy doll and starts to piece some stuff together. Heading back to the trash can, she finds Chucky is already gone! SHIT!

Inside, Kyle grabs a knife and goes to check on Joanne, but it's too late. She's been killed by Chucky! Kyle fends off the doll, but soon he gets the better of her and forces her to take a drive. Sirens go off.

Chucky: "Floor it!"
Kyle: "Get real! This is a station wagon!"
Chucky: "...Shit!"

They pull over.

Cop: "That's a Good Guy Doll!"
*Chucky's nose bleeds*
Cop: "What the-"
Kyle: "You've seen dolls that pee? This one bleeds."
Cop: "...Slow it down."

Having bluffed their way past the cop, they pull the fire alarm to empty out the foster home. Kyle and Chucky are waiting for Andy on the stairs, and the head of the foster system sees this. She drags all three of them into a room, and then gets herself killed by grabbing Chucky. Andy and Chucky get into a newspaper van. Kyle follows in her car. If I'm going fast, so is the plot!

We wind up at the toy factory where the Good Guy dolls are made! Chucky knocks out Andy and starts to slowly chant the magic out. The magic fades. Andy looks up. Chucky still bleeds. He was too late. Or Damballah said NO to his request. IDK. Kyle gets the literal drop on Chucky and takes Andy away through the factory maze. They trick Chucky into a hot limb-applying machine, getting him very maimed, though not dead. Unfortunately.

Chucky could live through a train wreck, followed by anvils dropping, then a landmine from below, and a mashy-crushy plate like in Looney-Tunes. Also, like Looney-Tunes, the fucker would get back up and say "You know, THIS means WAR" before finally falling down. Chucky knocks out Kyle with a dead body he "found". He goes after Andy, who just melts him down with even more plastic. Kyle shoves an air pipe in his mouth when he starts moving that pops his head like a water balloon.

It's now over. They leave for home, wherever the hell that may be for them. The End. This movie was pretty fun, though not as fun as the original. The climax was in an interesting location, which is always super cool when utilized. 6/10, worth watching just to keep tabs on Andy's mental health.

Film Corner: Child's Play

Let's have a nice Friday #KissmateWatches! I've been feeling up to a good scare, so we'll be popping in Child's Play (1988) directed by Tom Holland. Yes, the old Chucky doll movie! No, not the shitty "remake". This is such a good Horror/Slasher classic! However, not everything holds up to today's critiques. Will Chucky be binned, or will he be our friend 'til the end? Let's Find Out!

We start off with Detective Norris chasing down Charles Lee Ray, the Lakeshore Strangler, in a gunfight inside a toy store. It ends with Chucky putting his soul into a doll before succumbing to his wounds. You know, a typical third Tuesday for Chicago. We fade to Andy who is waking his mother with (burnt) breakfast in bed because it's his 6th birthday! In all honesty, this kid is cute. His dialogue, actions, reactions--this movie makes sure you know this kid is nothing more than an adorable 6 year old.

His mother (Karen) is the only other person in this apartment. She clearly loves her son and would do anything to make him happy. The problem is her job barely pays the bills. So getting him a $100 doll he really wants? Sounds like a pipe dream! Karen's coworker and friend (Maggie) manages to save the day! Sounds like a peddler is just outside the store with the doll Andy wants! And he's only asking for half the price! The day is saved!

Karen is forced to work that night, but Maggie agrees to babysit Andy so she doesn't have to worry. Andy is already playing with the doll, Chucky, though it seems Chucky is more interested in watching TV. How very odd. The fun part about this movie is how they set up this tension. Everything is slow and carefully framed so we don't have to see who's moving the chair or darting past the doorway. Is it Andy? Or the doll? Or something else?

Another neat thing is how we DON'T want to see anyone die! Maggie is the best friend that washes the dishes when she comes over. The detective is an ass, but he genuinely wants these murders to stop. Karen is a mother who's protective of her son. No Jerks Here! Alas, Maggie "has an accident" and falls out of a window to her death. Karen comes home to police swarming her apartment and asking her kid a lot of questions. She White-Womans at them to make them leave, but it's obvious Norris is looking at Andy as a suspect.

Here we have another example of Andy behaving pretty normal for his age: He talks as if Chucky has wants. "Chucky wants to know what's going on." "Chucky was on the counter!" "I was talking to Chucky. His name is Charles Lee Ray." Andy gets sent to school the next day, but he instead leaves the school grounds and rides the train to a run-down building with Chucky in tow. He puts Chucky down for a bit, and it's enough time for Chucky to slip away and roam the building on his own.

Turns out, this is the hideout of Charles Lee Ray's partner, the one who abandoned him the night he died. Which is why Chucky sets it up for it to go BOOM. And boom goes the partner, too. Andy gets picked up by the cops, and since there's now two murders he's connected to, they need to keep him at the station for a few days to make sure he's not involved with any others.Karen isn't thrilled, but she's worried the alternative is far worse. (CPS? Jail? It's unclear, but it can't be good.)

The relationship between Andy and Chucky is really interesting. We see everything as an outsider, so Chucky is very still and quiet. We can't seen him talk yet on-screen; we only get his side from Andy leaning in to hear his "whispers" and then repeating his words to the adults. If you don't already know this is a movie about a possessed doll, it's genuinely hard to say if Andy is pretending or not.

...Of course that stops almost entirely right after Karen sees that the doll has no batteries and he calls her a "stupid bitch". Then, Chucky bites the shit out of her arm, runs out the door, and takes an elevator to freedom. Don't think Andy is pretending anymore! I love that Karen acts pretty much like the white woman you think she would. She cusses out the cops with a tone that is demanding both their manager and their attention at the same time. It doesn't work, but that doesn't stop her from trying!

Karen gets sent home, but not after getting Chucky's old home address. While she secretly heads there, Norris gets attacked by Chucky in his car. It's pretty tense! It's like fighting a rabid squirrel while you're trying to drive down the highway. Not easy! Now to the awkward part of the movie: the magic Chucky uses is "Voodoo". This is a lot more respectful than most depictions I've seen, but it's still a white man learning voodoo magic from a Black man. At least the Black man denounces Chuck's evil ways?

As a white person who's not in Louisiana, I know I'm not qualified to talk about this. If they actually did a good job with the religion, I'd love to hear about it! But I'm just going to end this by saying that the portrayal made me feel a touch uncomfortable. Chucky goes to his mentor for some advise, but John isn't helping. "You've perverted everything I taught you and you used it for evil!" Unfortunately, Chucky has a.... well, a voodoo doll of John. He uses it to torture the answers out of him. And then kill him.

Karen and Norris make it to the scene, but they're too late. John's last words are how to kill Chucky. "Through the heart. It's the only way." If Chucky spends too long as a doll, he'll never get out again, and the doll will become more human. More vulnerable. We cut to Andy in the Psych Ward where Chucky is trying to switch bodies with him. Andy gets clever though, and manages to stay out of Chucky's grasp. Warning: This part is not for the people who hate hospitals.

Andy runs as fast as he can home with Chucky in pursuit. Karen and Norris aren't too far behind. It looks like they're going for the climax, folks! I have to say, these rituals are super long. Then again, I don't know how long it takes to switch a soul out with another. In fact, what would happen to Andy's soul if Chucky won? Would he be in the doll? Or would his soul go to the afterlife? [Ana's Note: I firmly believe that Damballa is fine with transferring Chucky into a lifeless doll--sure, take some more life for yourself, see if you can't become a better person--but that he absolutely draws the line at helping Chucky kill a kid. Chucky just doesn't take into account the possibility that this religious prayer might not work because he thinks its a magic charm that works every time. He doesn't respect Damballa as an entity enough to realize he might tell him No.]

I love this line:
Chuck: "We're friends to the end? Right?"
Andy: "This IS the end, 'friend'."
So badass from a 6 year old.

The one thing to remember about Chucky: he's not dead until you've dismembered every limb. And even then, put him in a lockbox with chains and duct tape, then throw that box into the river. Otherwise, he's gonna just keep comin'. Chucky would outlive fucking COCKROACHES, ok? Nuclear blast? Just makes him angry. Squashing him? They'll just melt him down and remake him again. Fire doesn't even phase him!

After several bullets, matches, and fake-outs, Chucky lies dead (for real!) and everyone is safe. The only thing left to do is lick the wounds and start looking for therapists. Andy takes one last look at what once was his friend before the credits roll. The End. This seriously holds up SO WELL (besides the, um, voodoo stuff). Good story, good execution, good effects, good movie! 10/10, totally should go watch it if you haven't seen it yet!