Child's Play

Far too superficial to function as a social commentary, far too void of tension to function as a horror, far too void of wit to function as a comedy/satire and far too obnoxiously cliché-ridden. It so desperately wants to say something about how we communicate with technology so badly despite lacking any sort of substance or thematic depth that it completely forgets to be a film. The filmmaking is uninspired at best and abysmal at worst, and, with the exception of Mark Hamill, the acting is awful across the board (especially from Gabriel Bateman, who is just as dreadful here as he was in Lights Out, if not worse). Even Aubrey Plaza is terrible in this.

Still, at least it was only 90 minutes and went by fairly fast.

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