Just rewatched the Bob Odenkirk crowd-pleaser Nobody. Yeah, the first half was, as I remembered, a pretty satisfying everyman/avenger type fantasy. I’m still lukewarm on the bulk of the movie being a James Bond-ish spy thriller.
I gotta be asleep in four hours or so, so I’m still going ahead with Baretta and McCloud.
Why? Because MST3K taught me how is why! Mannix is next!
Well what a surprise this turned out to be. I’d heard good things but still didn’t expect to enjoy this as much as I did. Make no mistake, if you don’t like the films this is unlikely to convert you but if you do then this comes highly recommended. Chucky isn’t just a continuation of the films but a celebration too, retaining the blacker-than-pitch comedy and gory excess and is all the better for it. It even finds some time to explore the history of Charles Lee Ray’s backstory via flashbacks. The films have long reveled in their sheer ridiculousness and this not only continues that but even manages to up the ante by the end. Brad Dourif is just as much fun as ever voicing the cackling killer and Jennifer Tilly continues to delight as Tiffany. Fiona Dourif returns too as Nica and you can tell all three of them thoroughly enjoy portraying these characters and are having the time of their lives. The new kids are OK but a bit uninteresting at first although they had grown on me by the end of the series. They are fairly grounded though with the real OTT characterization reserved for the aforementioned classic trio. Alex Vincent and Christine Elise are back too as Andy and Kyle so the gang’s all here.
It has its lulls but this is a blood-filled bucketload of guilty pleasure fun and I can’t wait for the second series.
Among my all-time favorites, within the top 5 for sure. I bought a new TV, larger than the last, and have been re-watching a few I have on Blu-ray - and I’m finding it’s not the newer blockbuster types, but the older B&W films that are catching my eye and wowing me. There’s so much texture, so much character in the cinematography.
Edit, and Mark Herron has a small role, looking less slimy than he did in The Girl in Gold Boots.