Child's Play 2 (1990) Movie Review

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Child's Play 2 (1990)

1990 | R | Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Fantasy
84 minutes / 1h 24min

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Child's Play 2 Plot Synopsis:

Andy Barclay has been placed in a foster home after the tragic events of the first film, since his mother was committed. In an attempt to save their reputation, the manufacturers of Chucky reconstruct the killer doll, to prove to the public that nothing was wrong with it in the first place. In doing so, they also bring the soul of serial killer Charles Lee Ray back to life. As Chucky tries to locate Andy, the body count rises. Will Andy be able to escape, or will Chucky succeed in possessing his body?

Child's Play 2 (1990) Review

Child’s Play 2 (1990) is an American mystery-thriller horror movie that is the sequel to Child’s Play (1988). Director John Lafia (Man’s Best Friend (1993), 10.5 (2004), 10.5: Apocalypse (2006)) did a good job making Child’s Play 2 staying true to the first movie in its sequel. I think the movie should have explained how Chucky came back alive without a voodoo spell when he needed a spell in the first movie. Child’s Play 2 contains subject matters that are not suitable for children.

Child’s Play 2 takes place two years after the first film Child’s Play (1988). PlayPals doll company is rebuilding the "Good-Guy" doll to prove there is nothing wrong with their dolls. The company was struggling with business after Andy (Alex Vincent - Child’s Play (1988), Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989), The N00bs (2015)) said that the doll, Chucky was responsible for all the crimes Andy/he is accused of. PlayPals loses an employee that is making Chucky after he was mysteriously electrocuted. The CEO, Mr. Sullivan (Peter Haskell - Bracken’s World (1969), Child’s Play 3 (1991), The Eyes of Charles Sand (1972)) of PlayPals is convinced that the Good-Guy/Chucky doll is responsible for his employees’ death. Mr. Sullivan told his assistant Mattson (Greg Germann - Bolt (2008), Sweet November (2001), Here Comes the Boom (2012)) to get rid of the Chucky dolls and cover up the accident.

Phil (Gerrit Graham - Phantom of the Paradise (1974), Used Cars (1980), Demon Seed (1977)) and Joanne Simpson (Jenny Agutter - The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Logan’s Run (1976), Walkabout (1971)) adopts Andy from the foster home. Phil and Joanne will take care of Andy until his mother Karen is released from a mental institution. His mother is considered mental for saying that Andy is telling the truth about Chucky the doll killing all those people. Meanwhile, Chucky sneaks out of Mattson’s car when Mattson went to the store. Chucky called the foster center pretending to be a family member of Andy’s so that he can get Andy’s foster parents home address to visit him. After receiving the address, he made Mattson, at gunpoint, drive him to Andy’s foster parents home. If you would like to know what happens next then, you will just have to watch the movie to see.

Child’s Play 2 was an entertaining watch, and I will see it again with my family and friends. The movie had great graphics, set, music, light and awesome actors. The storyline could have been better, and the movie had more potential but needed more suspense and frightening scenes. I might just have a Child’s Play marathon one day. The directors/writer should have also explained why Chucky need to use Andy’s body for possession instead of someone’s else body this time around. The first movie told us that Chucky needs to possess the first person‘s body that he revealed his true self to and the second movie did not touch on that.

  • Child's Play 2 Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 6
  • Overall Score: 5.03
  • IMDB: 5.8
  • MetaCritic: 3.7
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 4.0

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About Child's Play 2 1990

Title: Child's Play 2
Year: 1990
Runtime: 84 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Fantasy
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.51/5 stars from 38,048 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 38,048
MPAA Rating: R
Child's Play 2 Cast Starring: Brad Dourif, Jenny Agutter, Alex Vincent, Beth Grant, Grace Zabriskie, Christine Elise, Billy Stevenson, Don Pugsley, Matt Roe, Gerrit Graham, Greg Germann, Adam Wylie, Ed Krieger, Herbie Braha, Edan Gross, Raymond Singer, Charles Meshack, Stuart Mabray, Vince Melocchi, Adam Ryen, Brigitte Roth, Terry Teene, Chuck Riley, Peter Haskell
Child's Play 2 Writers: Don Mancini
Child's Play 2 Director: John Lafia
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
Language: English
Country: USA