I'm not a fan of remakes but I will say and the 1988 Child's Play is great, but this updated version actually was not at all bad. Unlike The Hustle which was almost a scene-for-scene remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, just gender-swapping the main characters, this one has its own 21st century spin and honestly, it mostly worked. The dark humor and horror really blended well with director Lars Klevberg avoiding the tired jump scares.
An added bonus, Mark Hamill made for a great voice as Chucky, though certainly Brad Dourif is still the best. Also doesn't hurt to have the lovely Aubrey Plaza, but does make me feel old seeing her play a mom... **3.75/5**
I'm one of those kids who usually supports a horror remake, I know the online horror community is ready to crap on them at a moment's notice, but I am always happy to go in with an open mind, and often get a lot of enjoyment out of them. Hell, John Carpenter's original _Halloween_ is only my **fifth** favourite _Halloween_ movie. Plus, I absolutely **love** both Audrey Plaza and Mark Hamill. But this 2019 _Child's Play_ is worse than the original in basically every way. It honestly might be the worst movie in the franchise.
_Final rating:★★ - Had some things that appeal to me, but a poor finished product._