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Child's play: The sleeping horror remake of what it says in the box



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Children's play (R16, 90 min) Director: Lars Klevberg ★★★ ½

Like Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween and Friday the 13th1988 Original A piece of cake is one of the golden period of this document to the founding documents of which, happily participated fully in my mind, when I'm a teenager, and all the entrails, like Tony Soprano once said.

A piece of cake was a story of Chuck, a child's doll that had such a brutal ugliness and a threat that having a recently begun serial killer was almost unnecessary. There were a couple of sequels, the first of which kicked all sorts of bounces, but who disappeared directly into forgetting the sales bin over time. Finally, as Rogernomics and Sigue Sigue Sputnik, we sent A piece of cake a series of history and everything continued to pretend to be adults.

But in Hollywood, the reboot algorithm is a simple and seductive thing. Identifying names matches ticket sales. And so the remake begins before the packet through the original idea every time. Come in A piece of cake – 2019 edition.

Modern technology - not just a dead serial killer - is the root of all evil in the 2019 childlike version.

Modern technology – not just a dead serial killer – is the root of all evil in the 2019 childlike version.

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Chucky demonic doll has returned to the new child's game.

Good, maybe surprising, the news is that it is not completely miraculous. Unlike Poltergeist and a few others A piece of cake it has at least a few new ideas for the party. The best thing is to destroy the killer in his possession (ie 1988 …) and replace the paranoia of artificial intelligence and the "Internet of goods". For anyone who is a little uncomfortable about life in a world where the fridge can order your groceries for you, this A piece of cake pushes a few smart buttons.

When a Chucky doll is removed from the box, he scans his new owner's face, "presses" for them as a baby duckling, and – in this disappointing dummy case – decides to do whatever is necessary to protect and serve his new master.

From this smart enough to open, A piece of cake landing on a pleasant ham fairly quickly, the credibility of any lip service is about 20 minutes.

After an intelligent opening, the child's play descends quite quickly to a pleasant gift.

After an intelligent opening, the child's play descends quite quickly to a pleasant gift.

Personally, when my child's new toy came with a scissor knife and then removed from the family cat, I would have asked for a refund. So bless the mother Karen (Aubrey Plaza, Ingrid Goes Westand sweeping it here) and son Andy (Gabriel Bateman, Lights off) to adhere when the chaos and body volume increase.

Mark Hamill (yes, Mark Hamill) is Chy's voice.

A piece of cake will never be as gentle as the original. And it's fair enough. But it drives down at a sufficient jump of scare, single liners and gags to make it just worth the price of your ticket.

I like a modest movie that doesn't – unlike the damn doll – exactly what it says in the box.

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