Remakes were always a thing, even going back to the early days of movies. They’d remake a silent movie when talkies came out, etc. But the further we go, the more they remake. In todays world DVDs, Blu Rays, and five billion streaming channels, we feel there is less and less need for them. Most of them are pretty easy to find if you are interested in watching them. But Hollywood insists on rebranding and making a new version, trying to improve upon the original. “Psycho”? You can’t improve it. You can’t change it. You made the same movie again. Why? They are useless. Occasionally they get it right. Not all of these are winners though. Its a mixed bag. Some good, some bad, some just out of the box.
Day 15 - Childs Play/Chucky (1988-2017) (2019) (2021) - Jenn
As you should all know by now dear readers, is that I hate horror movies, well that is except Chucky. There’s just something about that doll that I love. Maybe it’s because he’s not to scary, or it could just be because I love Tiffany and the idea of a possessed doll by the infamous Charles Lee Ray. Whatever the case is, this doll doesn’t disappoint. Well that is until I saw the Chucky movie remake, even the show got it right but this did not! A chip is what’s causing Chucky to go crazy. Are you kidding me? A chip? No, just no! I’m sorry but if you like this remake then good for you but I just can’t. It’s not Chucky and never will be to me, so I’ll just sit back and pretend that the Chucky movie remake never happened.
Melanie Says - Followers of the show will know that Em loves EVERYTHING Chucky related and that includes the remake movie. Fun Fact - the story for that is actually closer to the original script that was going to have the doll and the kid be "Blood Brothers" but that's a whole other thing. I don't mind any of them but the 1st movie is the best for me. Partly because it was just so different from anything else being done at that time. (As a note the 3rd one was banned in the UK for a while as people connected it with an horrific murder - also it's the only one they switch up Andy in - which to me was a fail anyway.) The TV series was a fail for me and Greg - but I think that's because we are old and felt the teenagers shouldn't be acting like that - but everyone else disagrees lol.
Dave Says - OK, this one is a bit of a roller coaster ride. I loved the original when it first came out. The 2nd one was ok. The 3rd I was less impressed with. Andy was getting older. It didn't have the right feel. The 7 year gap between the 3rd and 4th left a lot to be desired and I wasn't sure I wanted to go back. They were taking a turn and a change in the tempo and pacing and going more laughs. I had my doubts. So I out off watching part 4 and 5 for a while. For all the camp and humor, they were pretty good though. Things took a more serious turn again with the 6th and 7th movie in the franchise. Then they made the fatal mistake of the remake. They were still on this series and making new movies and new people come along and want to do their own Childs Play movie which makes the timeline a total clusterfuck. New voice of Chucky, no voodoo, randomly chooses the name Chucky. Nothing was working for me in this. Then the original creator Don Mancini steers the ship into the series which takes place after his last movie. Lots of ups and downs in this. Pacing is a little odd since they limit to one kill per episode. If they didn't, they’d have no cast left after 3 episodes. Send your emotions into override begging for character to killed soon then hoping they live in the next.
Have you seen it? What did you think?
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