Bride of Chucky (1998)

Bride of Chucky
Director: Ronny Yu
Writer: Don Mancini
Sequel to: Child’s Play, Child’s Play 2, Child’s Play 3
Cast: Jennifer TillyBrad DourifKatherine HeiglNick StabileAlexis ArquetteGordon Michael WoolvettJohn RitterLawrence Dane
Seen on: 19.9.2017

Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) has a plan: she will get her hands on the remains of the Good Guy doll that hosted Chucky’s (Brad Dourif) sould and she will get him back. He was her boyfriend before he became that doll after all. She actually succeeds, but their reunion isn’t quite as romantic as Tiffany wanted it to be. What’s more, Chucky changes her plans substantially when he decides that Tiffany should become a doll herself and makes it happen. Nevertheless, the two of them decide to go on a bloody holiday together.

I can understand if you think that the series lost it entirely with this installment, but for me, it was a step upwards again from the last films, although there was still more than enough that wasn’t really great about Bride of Chucky.

What I appreciated most about Bride of Chucky was that they seemed to have remember how absolutely out there and absurd the premise and the entire set-up is and that they decided to have more fun with that again (“Voodoo for Dummies” as just one example of that).

Unfortunately they also seem to have decided that the best jokes they could make where the sexist jokes. Plus, they seem to have a bet going about how many stereotypes they can fit into a film. Spoiler: it’s a lot.

But at least it was entertaining and felt a lot less lengthy than the last film. And the puppet special effects looked a lot better again, which is also a good thing. It doesn’t make a good impression when the quality of special effects decreases throughout a series.

So, despite my issues with the humor of the film, Bride of Chucky was probably my favorite part of the series since the first film, even though the two are barely comparable, they’re so different in tone. But I’m still not a major fan of any of the films of the series.

Summarizing: Funny enough.


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