Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Seed of Chucky (2004)

The 80s seemed to be a time when we, as a culture, were quite afraid of dolls.  From this fear sprung many movies, including Child's Play.  But Chucky the doll just will not die, and Seed of Chucky is the fifth installment in the series, featuring his offspring, which was born at the end of Bride of Chucky.

Clearly this series isn't taking itself seriously anymore, which only makes it more fun for the rest of us.  Jennifer Tilly is as campy as ever, playing herself as well as voicing Tiffany, and Brad Dourif, as usual, returns for Chucky.  Their child is a skinny, strange looking hybrid who is working as a ventriloquist dummy and mourning his life as an orphan.  When he sees Chucky and Tiffany on television, filming a movie about the real-life murders, he takes off for L.A. to find his parents.

When he (she?) reunites with Chucky and Tiffany, he begs them to stop killing.  Tiffany considers this, but Chucky has no interest.  Meanwhile, uninterested in becoming pregnant again, but desiring another child, Tiffany impregnates Jennifer Tilly with Chucky's sperm.  Their child, Glen/Glenda experiences gender confusion, as neither parent can agree on what sex he/she is.  Tiffany gives birth to Chucky's children, and Chucky and Tiffany ready some bodies so that they can become human again.  But has Chucky learned to love his doll form a little too much?

This movie is unbelievably cheesy and silly, but it's also fun to watch.  Jennifer Tilly always cracks me up, and the dolls look more realistic than ever.  Chucky's one-liners are still funny, and there are some pretty fun kills throughout the flick.  Clearly if you're watching the fifth installment of the Chucky series, you know what you're getting into, so enjoy the campiness of it all.