Why peter parker is fear of Chucky the gryms!

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And then there’s Chucky himself, who is a mixed bag. Mark Hamill is turns in possibly the best and most sympathetic performance in the film, despite literally being the most mechanical character. However, the downside of Chucky no longer being a human possessed doll is that the personality that made the character such an icon is largely missing from this version, making all of Hamill’s efforts feel painfully for nothing. The character feels largely confusingly written and inconsistent as a result. On top of this, the design and puppetry effects on Chucky are absolutely atrocious. It is hilarious to imagine such a horrendous looking toy selling so well, lending on to the film’s sense of unbelievability.

Outside of the terrible doll effects, the other technical aspects present themselves well enough. Lars Klevberg’s direction pulls off a decent sense of atmosphere, but like many other elements of the film, doesn’t go far enough to truly land. One scene taking place in a toy store towards the end made for some beautifully over-the-top gore complete with some fast paced and colorful cinematography, but last far too short to be as enjoyable as it could have been. The score by Bear McCreary, hot off scoring “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” uses unconventional methods to deliver a terrific and ghoulish score that, sadly, never has imagery to compliment its greatness.

Through all its messy storytelling, character and tonal issues, “Child’s Play” becomes a laughably bad joyride. It is ultimately disappointing that the film never takes full advantage of its premise or characters to deliver something truly stand out and will likewise disappoint longtime fans of the franchise hoping for a traditional Chucky venture. Still, this incompetently made flick still proves that Chucky can still deliver a chuckle, even if its for all the wrong reasons.

Federer’s young family have been watching on from the sidelines and supporting him along