The story follows a mother named Karen, who gives her son Andy a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its sinister nature.
"Disowned by the franchise’s original creator/writer, Don Mancini, this playful reboot of the 1988 horror comedy relaunches the Chucky series, gently twisting its central conceit to reflect more contemporary anxieties. In the original Child’s Play, the soul of serial killer Charles Lee Ray animated the murderous doll; in this version, a beleaguered factory worker in Vietnam deliberately removes the safety protocols and violence prohibitors of a “Buddi” doll after being fired by the fictional Kaslan corporation."
"Remember Chucky, your friend to the end? In “Child’s Play” (1988), he was the Lakeshore Strangler, a serial killer who transferred his soul into a doll.Nothing supernatural occurs in “Child’s Play” (2019), a soulless remake in every sense."
"To paraphrase Cliff Richard, we have once again got ourselves a cryin’, talkin’, sleepin’, walkin’, increasin’ly disturbin’, menacin’, stabbin’, terrifyin’, livin’ doll. (Cliff went on to say of his own partner that he was “gonna lock her up in a trunk so no big hunk can steal her away”, so he may qualify for horror-film status on his own."