"Unlike the first (great) and the fourth (bad) this movie falls squarely in between somewhere. After apparently being retrived from Andy's mom's fireplace, a greedy playpal's company orders the pint-sized serial killer rebuilt to salvage the corporation's understandably faltering Pr image. Once reborn, Chucky decides to track down andy and pickup where he left off. Andy is sent to a foster home that looks like the parents rake in billions taking care of foster kids. Given their young age, and the realities of foster parent payment, one can only guess how they got the perfect house that Barbie must have built. It's difficult to pinpoint how many rooms this thing has, but it must dwarf the white house for space, and is too sterile and quiet for a child's haven. Kyle, a perpetual foster kid, is Andy's new sidekick in the film. She is a streetwise young woman who does not take any garbage from anybody and ultimately helps Andy destroy Chucky.Another problem I had with the film stems from the dommineering teacher. I never thought I would say this (and please note, I am not endorsing school violence in anyway) but congrats to Chucky for taking out Ms. Kettlewell after she completely humiliated Andy in the classroom in front of his peers. Granted, there is an inconsistency because the whole mess started with Chucky writing bad words on Andy's paper about the teacher, but she was just so unlikeable to begin with."
Nothing new here, but fantastic ending
Dumb Blonde Reviewing | In my bed | 12/07/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"It also has a very creepy and gross beginning, even though there's nothing really to it, it's just Chucky getting rebuilt, but it's still creepy. (Although interestingly, you find out exactly how they put freckles on a doll.)
There's not much of a continuation from the previous film to this, and there's nothing new, apart from the introduction to some new characters, two of whom get quickly killed off, and one who survives. Much more is done with Chucky's eyes, which could practically look straight through you - just evil enough for a doll.
The finale is terrific, and as I still have another 3 films to watch, I'm so curious as to how the writers managed to think up more ways for Chucky to return. You'd think at the end of this movie, he's gone for good, but he's not!
It's a decent enough sequel, sticking close enough to the original to keep viewers happy, and just enough gory bits to keep you going. I look forward to the next three, but I will never, ever, let any kids I have see these."
Just as good and entertaining as the first.
Seifer | 08/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Note: contains spoilers.Child's Play 2 is an excellent follow up to the original Child's Play.In my opinion it's just as good as CP 1,if not better. The story,though cool,is a bit predictable and CP 2 has quite a lot of false shocks.In fact,most of the scares are predictable. However,CP 2 added a VERY welcome sense of humor and Chucky has one-liners galore here.There are tons of funny moments.I laughed really hard throughut the entire film.The level of gore is also a little higher than that of the first,so if your looking for gore,you won't be disappointed.Chucky's demise at the end is very gruesome and some of his victims die pretty painfully. The music is very good ands works quite well with the movie. It's scary,action-packed,and at times,heroic and dramatic.Whoever composed the music here should win an award.The score is fantastic.The acting is still great.Brad Dourif is still very devilish at voicing Chucky and he curses a whole lot here. There are lots of amusing moments and the finale in the Good Guy doll factory is one of the best movie finales I've ever seen and is by far the best overall part of the film.Overall, Child's Play 2 is a simply excellent sequel to the excellent original.It's not as dark as the first,nor as scary,but it's so damn entertaining.CP 2 lacks quite a lot in scares due to a lot of plot holes and humor,but the film is simply great fun. I would suggest you buy it now.Rated R for some gruesome death scenes and a lot of profanity."
Chucky's Back -- Nastier & Funnier Than Before!
Andrew Estes | Maine | 10/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Picking up approximately two years after the original movie, "Child's Play 2" continues the story of poor Andy Barclay, the young boy tortured by his best friend -- A doll named Chucky. Most of us know, but for those who aren't up to speed, Chucky (a.k.a. Charles Lee Ray) is the infamous Lakeshore Strangler whom, prior to his death, transferred his soul into a Good-Guy doll, via voodoo. Chucky is one mean doll, but with a "killer" sense of humor. Realizing that transferring his soul into little Andy is the only way to escape doll-damnation, he sets his eyes on the poor boy and kills everyone in his way. Being burnt to a crisp in the first "Child's Play" wasn't enough to stop him, as we see in this movie, in a very bad public relations move, the company behind the Good Guy doll re-assembles the Chucky doll to negate bad publicity. But of course, as is the case in all of these movies, something goes wrong, and Chucky himself is resurrected and continues his path of carnage to get to Andy. "Child's Play 2" is a lot of things, but one simple word comes to mind: Fun. Brad Dourif returns as the voice of Chucky, and not only are the special effects and animatronics much better this time (in other words, no more midget in a Chucky costume), but Chucky starts to come into his own, expressing his unique sense of black humor. Alex Vincent also returns to portray Andy and does a great job conveying a child who has seen one too many dead bodies, and he is finally given a little more strength and independence this time around (too bad Vincent hasn't worked the business since). Writer Don Mancini (who has written every "Chucky" script since the beginning and is director of the newest flick, "Seed Of Chucky") sets up many clever death sequences and creates many memorable stalk scenes -- especially the finale, which takes place in a toy factory. There is plenty of fun to be had in this movie, and plenty of characters to love and to hate at your choosing (mostly hate). It's a strong follow-up to what was an incredible movie. Maybe I'm just being biased as a lifelong Chucky fan (I saw the originalc as a young child and I share the Andy namesake), but I highly recommend "Child's Play 2" for a bloody good time. The DVD is a bit disappointing, however, as all we are treated to are production notes (typical of Universal) and a theatrical trailer. But the movie looks good, and it's a good movie, so overall, a winner."
Creepy Campy Fun
Andrew Estes | 08/10/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I like this movie most importantly because i consider it a horror gem; dolls are scary enough, but when it's alive, and out to kill, it is utterly disturbing and i consider this movie a staple to any horror buff's dvd collection. I agree that this is the best of the series, and one that's more serious than the ones to come (ie bride of chucky, seed of chucky). I need to also mention that the actor Brad Dourif is one of my personal fav's, and his voice is perfect to play the role of the possessed doll, i could imagine no other actor doing it as good.. Have a nice day - AmberLee