CHILD'S PLAY (2019)
Release Date: June 21, 2019
Director: Lars Klevberg
Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Hamill, Gabriel Bateman, Brian Tyree Henry
Plot: A mother gives her son a gift, but there is more to the doll than they bargained for
Clint Says: Wait for the digital release and make someone else rent it
When the original CHILD'S PLAY came out in 1988 it was new, creative, and unique. It wasn't a great film, but at least it was something we hadn't seen before. Fast forward 31 years and we get a reboot that feels old, unimaginative, and tired. There have been so many possessed doll movies, (including another one that comes out in theaters next week), that the whole concept has become cliche.
Even with the modern day updates this isn't a scary movie in any way. It does get a little creepy and a lot gory, but never scary. This is much more of a slasher flick than something that could be considered horror.
The only saving grace in the whole movie is Brian Tyree Henry. Without him as the funny detective this movie would be useless. Usually Aubrey Plaza steals the show, but her character was given nothing to work with making me wonder why she was wasted in this role.
If you need to be scared by a doll, wait a week for ANNABELLE COMES HOME, because the only thing scary about CHILD'S PLAY is how much you will pay to see a bad movie.