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A still from Child's Play 3 (1991)

Child's Play 3

1991 | United KingdomUnited States | 90 min
aka:
  • Child's Play III
  • Watched on Sunday Apr 11, 2021 via Blu-ray (2017 | Universal Studios | Chucky: The Complete 7-Movie Collection)
    D+: 2 stars (out of 5)

    Resurrected again, Chucky resumes his murderous quest to escape his artificial body.

    Starts promising, with Chucky offing an exec in a posh high-rise office. Then the action shifts to a military academy. Andy’s sixteen now and played by a different actor. The change of scenery proves welcome. As campus bully Shelton, Travis Fine provides a terrific secondary antagonist. It’s not clear why Chucky’s still after Andy, but the film glosses over this with some best-not-scrutinized dialog involving Chucky’s resurrection.

    But soon the film devolves into a retread of the prior entries. Andy may be older, but the script introduces a new moppet full of inane, plot-convenient behavior. The prior film ended in a dangerous factory, this one ends in an equally non-OSHA-compliant amusement park ride. Like the first film, our female lead once again proves incapable of shooting a target a few yards in front of her. Worst of all, Shelton’s fate proves unsatisfying.

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