Beauty & the Beast? Ditz and Ditzier? Dominatrix and the slave? Whatever it is, this is a match made in heaven.

The opening scene finds Chucky in a police evidence locker alongside Jason Voorhees’s hockey mask, Leatherface’s chainsaw and Michael Myers’s mask.

(Are they trying to put all these horror vets in the same universe?)

Chucky is smuggled out of evidence by a dirty cop. His destination is the hands of an old girlfriend, Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly).

When their reunion is short-lived and both their tempers start to flare, Chucky electrocutes Tiffany in her bathtub and transfers her into the body of another doll.

Chucky thinks he is teaching her a lesson but in fact he just adding more pain to his quest of his soul finally returning to a human host.

Directed by Ronny Yu (Freddy vs. Jason), this sequel is the best of the bunch. Why?

Because it has a compelling script, originality and brilliant little nods to the horror genre. Like when Tiffany dies she is watching the “Bride of Frankenstein”.

Also the movie isn’t afraid to mess with the whole formula established with the last two films.

I also liked how the Chucky/Tiffany ended up turning the protagonists (Katherine Heigl, Nick Stabile) into “Bonnie & Clyde” or “Mickey & Mallory”. It is like the dolls are living vicariously through these innocent teens trying to escape to a better life.

Jennifer Tilly is also another great addition as the voice of Tiffany. Their squabbling and backstabbing make their oddball romance so much fun. The movie also features an early Heigl role that predates Roswell. But really this movie really isn’t about the humans.

Some of the funniest scenes include lovemaking scene between Chucky and Tiffany. I howled when Chucky confesses that he is anatomically correct.

It is just really bizarre but so funny. Much like most of the film.

It was also interesting when Tiffany starts to develop a conscience about their wild ride. Chucky would never but Tiffany’s side of things adds a new dynamic to Chucky’s struggle.

I really liked when Chucky talks about his life being told in a movie but it would take 3 or 4 sequels to do it justice. And of course his exclamation at the end that he always comes back. This is just vintage Chucky.

4 out of 5

So Says the Soothsayer


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