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Seed of Chucky - horror/sci-fi DVD review
Seed of Chucky rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America curledupdvd.com rating: 3 1/2 stars
Actors: Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, Billy Boyd, Redman, Hannah Spearritt
Director: Don Mancini   Studio: Universal Studios
DVD release: 25 June 2005   Runtime: 87 minutes (1 disc)
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
DVD Features: Audio Tracks (English, French, Spanish), trivia, "Conceiving The Seed of Chucky," slashed scene, interview w/ Chucky, commentary w/ Mancini & puppetmaster Tony Gardner, slide show, Jennifer Tilly's video diary, behind the scenes interviews w/ Chucky & Tiffany

Script? Plot? Acting? Are you kidding me? This is a movie about a serial-killer doll, his serial-killer wife, and their child. Yes, Chucky (voiced by the talented Brad Dourif) is back, and so is Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly). Add to the mix sexually confused son/daughter Glen/Glenda (Billy Boyd), Tilly's self-parody, and copious pop references, and you have the recipe for Seed of Chucky. There is the prerequisite killing and blood, but this is hardly a horror movie. It's a black comedy, pure and simple, one in which we wait for funny one-liners from dolls.

Now, we don't hold these types of movies up to classics like The Godfather or Gone with the Wind. You don't even compare them to classic horror movies like The Shining or The Exorcist No, of course we don't. Even then, compared to previous entries in the franchise, this one is lackluster. But I must admit, I did laugh when Tiffany flashed Chucky her doll boobs so that he could - ahem - get wood!

Most sequels never hold up to the original, but people know that going in. The original had the benefit of the times, when so many talking dolls were on the market - Teddy Ruxpin, My Buddy, the riot-inducing Cabbage Patch Kids. Also, in the original, Chucky only revealed himself to the little boy, a clever use of storytelling that increased suspense and bestowed a shred of credibility. In the end, though, this movie's aim is to please the teen/young adult market. And there are gore, one-liners, sexual innuendos and double entendres enough to please any fan - new or old. Seed of Chucky is a silly good time of a movie for those looking for frivolous, mindless entertainment.
reviewed by Bobby Blades
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