‘Child’s Play’ Remake Makes Chucky More Sympathetic, If That’s Something You’re Interested In

/Film | 5/22/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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Sympathetic villains can often be intriguing, but sometimes you just can’t beat a straight-up-evil antagonist. While watching the films in the original Child’s Play franchise, I never once stopped and thought, “I sure wish Chucky were more sympathetic!” But that’s apparently exactly what we’re getting in the upcoming Child’s Play remake, at least according to Lars Klevberg. Klevberg says the big change in the new Chucky’s backstory ultimately turns him into something of a tragic figure. Well, that’s certainly…different.

I’m trying to remain cautiously optimistic about the Child’s Play remake. I still thin a remake is unnecessary, especially when original franchise creator Don Mancini is still working on his own Chucky projects. But I have to admit (most of) the Child’s Play remake footage released so far looks promising, and the cast, including Mark Hamill as the voice of Chucky, is strong. One pill I’m finding hard to swallow, though, is the big change in Chucky’s backstory.

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In case you’ve somehow never seen a Child’s Play movie, here’s a refresher. Chucky is actually Charles Lee Ray, a serial killer who used voodoo to transport his soul into the body of a doll after being mortally wounded. Sure, it’s a silly, improbable concept, but it worked. The new Child’s Play, however, changes things up. Chucky is no longer a possessed doll. Instead, it’s a doll with A.I. that goes bad. Kind of like the HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey in overalls. While this “killer A.I.” idea isn’t bad, per say, it doesn’t feel like Child’s Play to...
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