Could somebody tell me why I can't get into the spirit of either the Leprechaun or Child's Play/Chucky series?
I just half-watched a good chunk of Leprechaun in the Hood and despite its reputation as a sorta prime example of B-grade shit on the restroom wall of "straight-to-DVDdom"--ultimately a sudden "hit the stop button" realization comes to pass midway in for no particular reason. Minimal gore and unfunny lines make Lep a dull boy, but it's also innocuous enough in a "I wanna shoot a nigga homeboy in his motherfuckin' head while his bitch is watchin'" kind of way. The characters tend to wallow in the worst of African American stereotypes and frankly this old song-and-dance wears raw. What's even more condescending is a convenient vibe of a "do the right thing" mentality that seems inserted to soften any potential offensiveness given off by the characters and the gun-totin' thug life situations they're placed in.
There is one line I did legitimately grant a laugh. Upon encountering a frisky muscular transvestite, Leprechaun says something along the lines of "Sorry, I don't play with fruit, I just needs me flute..." Besides that, this one is destined for the giveaway pile...