SEVEN movies. Yes, you read that right. There are now seven movies in the Chucky/Child’s Play franchise, and by the looks of it, there will be more to come. So, the latest offering, Cult of Chucky, takes places in a mental asylum as Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) is admitted after being accused of the murders that took place in the previous installment, Curse of Chucky. So, how is the movie? Check out our Pros and Cons below:
Brad Dourif’s Chucky
They say that there is always one role that will define an actor, and for Brad, it’s his voice work for Chucky. Dynamic and at times, downright outrageous, you can tell that he is having as much fun with role as he was all the way back in the 80s. Chucky is the sort of killer that seems like he could get fed up killing in an instance, but then doesn’t. Another oddly charming performance.
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Fiona Dourif’s Nica Pierce
It seems like it’s becoming the father-daughter show, and that is a good thing. Fiona takes her role to a another level, and judging by the ending, she’ll take it to an even higher level in the next movie. It’s strange seeing a woman in a wheelchair being stalked by a killer doll who is voiced by her father in real life; but it works. Hats off to Don Mancini.
Speaking of the father-daughter show, the overall franchise feels like a tightly-nipped family. It was great to see Jennifer Tilly and Alex Vincent (even if his acting was a bit stiff) and the Tiffany doll.
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Future of the Franchise:
The future of the franchise is going in the right direction. By bringing the series direct to DVD, you can see the studio has given franchise creator, Don Mancini creative control and as result, Cult of Chucky is whacky and fun movie. And with the ending of the movie going the way it did, it’ll be interesting to see what’s next.
Perhaps this is the main criticism, but the middle section of the film gets lost in its chaos and only find its footing in the last third. It could be to the fact that there are multiple Chuckies, but it’s hectic, and with it, pacing becomes an issue.
Overall, the movie is entertaining and is your typical Chucky movie. For fans of the series, you’ll be happy. For those who are not familiar with it, it’ll be hard to watch due to its throwbacks to all the previous films.