The more fun you'll ever have with a doll!
Chucky's no longer an enigma. We've seen him walk, talk and stalk already and this means we now get more explicit exposure, fewer chills, but more amusing murders and one-liners. The doll is scary enough on its own but it can no longer rely on our apprehension and imagination. Fortunately, the script avoids most pitfalls of horror sequels.
Two of our three main protagonists from the original are not returning and the story centers on Andy, the kid, instead. Considering he is who Chucky's after, this isn't much of an issue. Child’s Play 2 goes all out when it comes to special effects and uses no shortcut to impress us. Most of them are rendered through puppet work and animatronics, with the occasional midget thrown in the mix.
This holds up to the original in terms of writing, directing and acting but it has more ambition. It is arguably a perfect sequel. It brings back most of the elements that worked the first time but the script has fun with them and pushes the concept to the extreme. This is a more prestigious movie than its predecessor was, with a grand finale you will not easily forget.