Seed of Chucky is the fifth entry into the “Child’s Play” franchise. It is directed and written by Don Macini, co-creator of the film series. Released in 2004, the movie continued the move into being a slasher comedy.
Glen or Glenda (Billy Boyd) is a living puppet who stumbles on the fact that his father is Chucky (Brad Dourif) and his mother is Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly), two dolls rumored to house the souls of serial killers. He escapes his captor and flees to Hollywood. Jennifer Tilly (Jennifer Tilly) is starring in a movie about Chucky, but wants to be in a Gospel movie about Mother Mary directed by former rap star Redman (Reginald Noble). Glen or Glenda arrives in Los Angeles and accidentally resurrects his parents after reading the back of an amulet. Chucky and Tiff are shocked over their son, who wants them to stop killing. This proves difficult when they begin to stalk Jennifer Tilly, wanting to use her to get new bodies.
So this was the worst film in the series so far. Like its immediate predecessor, it relies too much on gross out humor that was not funny at all. It was uncomfortable and gag-inducing, but even the previous one had a decent story with somewhat interesting characters. Honestly, Chucky was the only one interesting in this whole film. Even Glen or Glenda seemed more like a prop than an actually character.
I honestly do not know why Jennifer Tilly played herself. She is a talented actress who can be funny, creepy, serious, or frightening. This movie failed to utilize her talent and instead tried to use her as some sort of satirical take on how Hollywood treats women. It was not woke, but it completely failed in its execution.
As a “slasher comedy,” it was not funny or scary. Just gross. There were body parts flying, people getting disemboweled, and other medical events that made me want to reach for the remote. It is a shame because this series had such a great start and it has gotten worse.
Bottom line, Seed of Chucky is the sad progression of a film franchise that was supposed to play off the parental fear of introducing something unknown to their children. Now it is a ridiculous gross out film franchise with no grasp of where it started.
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Bloody violence, Gore, Strong foul language, Gross humor
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