Child's Play remake

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  1. Zombie Dude

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    Both are happening so the original franchise won't be abandoned. It's currently set to continue as a TV series on SyFy if I recall.

    That news of Hamill has me far more interested in this now. I'll still probably wait to hear what people think before rushing to the cinema (unless a new trailer convinces me otherwise), but that news is definitely a big plus. It blew my mind when I found out Hamill voiced the Joker in the Arkham games, animated series etc. Totally unrecognisable.
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    Yes, I do enjoy that Don Mancini is still spearheading the series and where he's taking it with the Dourifs so hopefully that can run in tangent. It's a little weird but after all many movies and TV shows have co-existed as alternate universes before.

    Hamill is a brilliant voice actor. I was watching the new Venture Bros. season and in one episode there was a throw away clown villain that perfectly encapsulated the 60's/70's voice style you'd expect from such a cliche character. So I was curious who played him as I figured it would be one of the veteran voice specialists like Frank Welker. Nope! It was Mark fuckin' Hamill. I couldn't tell at all! And it wasn't Joker like or anything. Spot on voice acting.

    Hamill's a big horror fan too. He watches Svengoolie every week and has his daughter send him the recording when he's out of town like when he was shooting Last of the Jedi; he even writes in to Sven occasionally. So if he's attached to a Chucky reboot it's not for a paycheck he like where it's going and wants to be a part of it.
     
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    Trailer #2 (featuring a quick snippet of Mark Hamill voicing Chucky at the end):
     
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    I will see this. It's definitely going to be different.

    From the looks of it, they dropped the possession and went with the killer robot story instead. Play on the era we are in now. Tech controls everything in our lives, etc...

    Also ... I'm getting a Halloween III vibe too. $50 that's what will wind up being the main culprit. Evil company owner, all on purpose.... Will lead to sequels.
     
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    Natas Is it October yet?

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    I'm all in. Can't wait to catch this in theaters.
     
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    I'm liking the Christmas lights. I was always baffled as to why the original franchise never really went there, aside from the brief Santa scene in Seed Of Chucky.
     
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    I like the trailer and the look of it.
     
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    I'm surprised people here seem so positive about this. The trailer looks OK but didn't blow me away or totally sell me. It made me think of a TV show like a Sanger Things spin-off. Guess I'm being cautiously optimistic as Chucky's one of my favourite characters and this still feels a little like spitting in the face of the still running original franchise.
    I'm also not sold on the whole AI angle but I must admit the colours and dark shadows shown are something I really like.
     
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    I don't know...I think it will be kind of fun to see another take on the character. It won't lessen my enjoyment of the original series whatsoever. Give it a shot and if you don't like it, pretend it doesn't exist. Matrix 2 and 3 don't exist in my world...
     
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    Yeah I'll definitely watch it either way, just maybe not at the cinema unless reviews are pretty positive.
    Haha, I actually watched Matrix 2 & 3 on 4k not long ago and they were a lot more enjoyable than I had remembered. Nowhere near as good as the first though.
     
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    If you found the Matrix 2 and 3 to be enjoyable, there’s a good chance this remake won’t be as bad as you expect.
     
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    When was the last time you saw them?
     
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    My wife had never seen them so last month we watched the first (still holds up very well), immediately followed by the second (which we had to split into two sessions due to fatigue), and then we waited a day and gave the third a try. We made it 30 minutes. The second still looks good, but holy cow, is it ever bad. The ending goes on forever--terribly paced exposition dump. And the third cannot be salvaged. Scorched earth territory.
     
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    If I'm intrigued in the lore I don't mind exposition heavy movies. I guess I just found the concepts and world building elements much more interesting this time around. I think there's also some pretty cool fight scenes in both sequels. Even the Neo and Smith fight at the end of the third I quite enjoyed and thought it held up considerably well with some of the super hero stuff out today. Felt like a Superman type battle. I don't know what format you watched it on, but the 4k was really impressive and probably added to to the whole experience for me. Probably an unpopular opinion but sue me! :p
     
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    Totally agree about the fight scenes, even if the 100 Agent Smiths vs Neo might have been better served if it were limited to, say, 10. After that, it just became overly long and without purpose (which is kinda true for the sequels in general--too much, too much, too much of a good thing).

    If the lore is what draws you in, that's cool. I love plenty of terrible sequels because they expand the lore.
     
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    I sadly missed this in theaters as there wasn't many showings here in Australia. I was actually really surprised by it. I really wasn't that interested in what I was seeing marketing wise, during the lead-up to this but was hearing good things when it came out. Even then I didn't think I'd like it as I'm a pretty big fan of the original.
    I think they did a pretty great job setting up Chucky and Andy's friendship, which is something we don't get to see in the original series. I thought Chucky felt like a real world product as well. I thought it was funny because I was one of those people saying "why would a kid as old as Andy be playing with a doll", but found myself admitting I'd buy one if they existed lol.
    I really loved the sympathetic angle they played here with Chucky too. I honestly felt pretty bad for him. I think that element was my favorite thing the film did.

    It wasn't without some issues here and there, but ultimately I enjoyed it and will likely be buying it.
     
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    I watched it tonight. Apart from the last shot making me groan (made no sense in the context of the movie, but hey gotta keep the sequel chances open). Rant over!

    Apart from that I thought it was a hell of a lot of fun, very mean spirited and a lot more brutal than I expected. Definitely a purchase for me.
     
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