Bride of Chucky (**) - OK. I know. This is not a good film. It doesn’t need to be made. But I’ve always believed in giving credit where credit is due - and this film, more than any other horror film released this year - is aware that they are not making a masterpiece - and they have a sense of humor about it.Some of the early jokes don’t work very well (like the evidence room which contains a hockey mask, a knife-filled glove, a chainsaw, etc… Yuk! Yuk! Yuk!) and the film seems to be headed towards the “turn up the theater volume - here comes the big noisy scare” variety - but then the film started using it’s sense of humor. Jennifer Tilly at first, I couldn’t believe would take this project after her recent string of good sense with films like Bound and Bullets Over Broadway, but then she started having fun with the role and does provide a small laugh or two. Then Chucky gets revived and I found myself having some genuine laughter that the film seemed to be aware of, which is rare for a film of this genre. Of course you start rooting for Chucky to kill everyone - because he’s the most interesting character. The film doesn’t make you wait for the “Bride of Chucky” to make it’s interest. It happens early and the film has a lot of fun with the two dolls’ dialogue. I don’t know when John Ritter decided to start playing evil assholes (like he did on an episode of “Buffy” that I happened to see), but he’s at it again and really gets his in the movie - but it’s not nearly as funny as the character who gets crushed by a semi. Upon impact, he immediately explodes like the soldier in Saving Private Ryan with the sticky bomb. It is damn funny. Yet - not nearly as funny as what I will call the “doll consummation” scene which busted me up simply because it was attempted and in some sick way - works. It is gut busting. Then again - I’ve got a sick sense of humor. And - yes, this is a bad movie.It’s not worthy of the original Child’s Play which was a good horror flick and I’m not recommending it as a film to rush out and see - but, sometime in the future, if you’ve got a choice on the video shelves between this, Halloween: H20, Species II and Urban Legend - grab Chucky.