you my parents?"
Thinking he was alone in the world, Glen (Boyd) was the only
living doll that he knew existed. Desperate to find out where he came from
and escape his life in the circus, he heads to Hollywood after seeing that
Tinsel Town was making a movie about his kind. Thinking that the film must
be about his parents, Glen can't wait to meet the stars of the film, Chucky
(Dourif) and Tiffany (Tilly).
After all the controversy of the first three films in the
series, the serial killer possessed doll returned in 'Bride of Chucky' but
can 'Seed of Chucky' keep up the same momentum?
'Bride of Chucky' reinvented the franchise, moving away from
child killing stories of the first three and concentrating on Chucky's quest
to find himself a bride. The film added a lot more tongue-in-cheek humour
and distanced itself from the controversial content that had made the original
films such a target for the media and pressure groups. 'Seed of Chucky'
tries to continue this but it just doesn't have the same sense of fun as
the film that came before it.
Taking place several years after the events in 'Bride', Chucky
and Tiffany are dead and their son, Glen has been brought up in the circus
as part of a ventriloquist dummy act. Kept in a cage, Glen dreams of having
a real family and he thinks he might have found it when he watches a behind
the scenes special from the set of the new Chucky movie. The premise starts
well, with Billy Boyd creating the new doll character as a bit of a wet
blanket, who is easily scared. The movie tries to keep the sense of self
parody the worked in 'Bride' so well, but it loses something as soon as
Chucky and Tiffany return to the screen.
Chucky and Tiffany, voiced again by Brad Dourif and Jennifer
Tilly, are brought back to life and have to come to terms with being parents.
Still wanting to get out of their doll bodies, they now have the added responsibility
of Glen, who both of them is eager to corrupt. Tiffany wants to turn him
into the daughter she always wanted and Chucky wants him to carry on the
murderous family tradition. This plot line is open to many a hilarious moment
but for a horror parody, this doesn't push the premise enough. The interaction
between Glen, Chucky and Tiffany just isn't long enough, making way for
Jennifer Tilly to have a much bigger role, playing herself. While you have
applaud her for been willing to parody her own career, she takes far too
much of the emphasis from the dolls and their story.
'Seed of Chuck' suffers from pandering to its star name, Jennifer
Tilly, when it should have concentrated on the real stars of the film, Chucky,
Tiffany and Glen. For a Chucky film, the movie suffers from a lack of interesting
killings and character advancement. This will disappoint fans of the series,
especially after 'Bride' had done so much to reinvent it.
Slashed Scene with Debbie Carrington (3.24 mins)
Tiffany battle with her conscience and nearly has a relapse as she is
replaced in the movie in this deleted scene.
Heeeere's Chucky (2.17 mins)
Chucky talks about his career but takes offence with the interviewer when
he shows some of his screen test for other movies.
Family Hell-iday Slide Show (3.28 mins)
Chucky, Tiffany and Glen/Glenda show you their holiday snaps from their
Conceiving the 'Seed of Chucky' (18.43 mins)
Writer/Director Don Mancini, producers David Kirschner and Corey Sienega,
puppeteer Tony Gardner and stars Chucky, Tiffany, Glen/Glenda, Jennifer
Tilly, John Waters, Redman and Billy Boyd take you behind the scenes of
the making of 'Seed of Chucky'. The featurette reveals the history of
the 'Child's Play' franchise, charting the 20 years since the first movie.
The evolution from straight out horror to horror-comedy is discussed,
as the cast and crew talk about bringing the latest story of the killer
doll to the big screen.
Tilly on the 'Tonight Show' (1.27 mins)
Jennifer Tilly reports from the set of 'Seed of Chucky' for Jay Leno's
popular US talk show.
Fuzion Up Close with Seed of Chucky Stars (4.23 mins)
Jennifer Tilly, Chucky and Tiffany talk about the latest movie in the
Storyboard to Final Feature Comparisons (13.53 mins)
Watch the animated storyboards and final finished shots on split-screens
for 'Nightmare Sequence', 'Death of Santa', 'Paparazzi', 'Death of Redman'
and 'Death of Joan'.
DVD Trailers (1.41 mins)
Entitled 'Behind the Scenes', 'Emotional Parents' and 'Family Legacy',
these three short trailers promote the DVD release of the movie.
Chucky fans will be delighted with the fun collection of special features
on the DVD release of 'Seed of Chucky'. The lack of a commentary track
is the one this that would have made this is great release but this aside,
fans should be pleased with the featurettes included on this DVD.
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