Defense attorney, Jennifer Garrick, acquires a Pinocchio puppet from a condemned serial killer. Her pre-teen daughter, Zoe, mistakes the puppet as a birthday present and grows really attached to her new doll friend. Suddenly, accidents begin to happen to those who cross Zoe. Zoe claims it’s her Pinocchio doll. Zoe’s therapist thinks otherwise. Soon Pinocchio and Zoe are conversing about his bad behavior. Pinocchio promises he’ll behave if Zoe will cut his strings. Zoe complies, and the mysterious murders begin…
I think this is the first movie I have ever seen, in a while, where I honestly don’t know what to say about it. When I first started watching the movie, I was thinking it’ll be one of those lame B-Movies that try to make the movie like Child’s Play. When the movie gets toward the end, you find out it’s nothing like Child’S Play and is actually quite good.
All I can say, without spoiling the movie, is that it is worth watching. You just have to make it through the first 30 minutes to an hour because it starts off very slow, to work up the storyline and explain everything. I think just the ending alone made the movie, itself.
Even during the first part of the movie, it may seem cheesy and dull. Somehow, the movie keeps you entertained. Mostly, with guys watching it because there is a shower scene with full nudity. The only thing she didn’t do was spread her legs. The funny thing was Pinocchio watching. I was telling my friend that Pinocchio probably got a woody, from seeing her naked. 😉
The only real issue I had with the movie was the execution part. From seeing “Faces of Death” and many executions with electric chairs, all had one thing in common, which was the eyes are suppose to be taped up because they will pop out of their socket and blood comes out along with them. When the movie had the electric chair execution, they made it more PG rated looking, than real looking. They could have added the blood from the eyes, at least. Plus, this is the first time I have saw metal straps, instead of leather, as well. Another thing was the guy’s feet wasn’t in a bucket of water. I guess that’s a B-Movie for you, though.
As for the acting, it sort of varied. The main actors and actresses did fine, with their roles but the ones that just played small parts, failed on their roles. Mostly, it was the kids at the school. Also, if you look at the girl, who got ran over, looked like a mannequin, when they did a semi-close up on her.
If you haven’t seen this movie, it’s definitely worth watching. By the time the movie is over, you’ll be happy that you watched it. Just don’t expect it to be too bloody, because it’s not. Also, it’s not scary or anything. Though, if you have kids, you might think otherwise. I guess it all depends, with the level on scary.
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