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Thursday, January 12, 2023

Matt meets M3gan (review)

M3GAN (15)

Dir. Gerald Johnstone

Reviewed by Matt Adcock (@Cleric20)

"This is the part where you run!"

Got a new pal. Her name is M3GAN... She's not like other girls.

From the folks at Blumhouse who have obviously been watching the Child's Play films or TV series and thought - this is fine but what if Chucky was a super advance AI female doll?

So here is M3GAN - she's a marvel of artificial intelligence, a toy so real she can be a child's greatest companion and a parent's greatest ally. Designed by Gemma (Allison 'Get Out' Williams), a brilliant roboticist, M3GAN can listen, watch and learn as it plays the role of friend and teacher, playmate, and protector. 

But complications arise when Gemma has to take in her 8-year-old niece Cady (Violet McGraw). Deciding that Cady would make the perfect pilot child to test the prototype M3GAN on - things seem to go well but when Cady gets threatened, there are, erm, consequences.

As a film, M3GAN is a lot of fun. Helped by a smart script and just enough nastiness - this is new killer-toy-em-up is worth a watch if only to see the robot doll doing a fun dance before going on a mini-killing rampage.

Amie Donald plays M3GAN and does a good job at moving like a machine. My fav bit was when the inescapable climactic battle sees M3GAN damaged and looking a bit more Terminator than woke Barbie. 

Word is a sequel is already on the way, please God may we one day get a M3GAN vs Chucky film!!

Out of a potential 5, you have to go with a Darkmatters:


(3.5 - Doll fear gets an upgrade

Awesomeness öööö – some killer set pieces

Laughs ö
öö – dark humour throughout 

Horror öö
ö – moderate grimness in places 

Spiritual Enlightenment öö - emotionally bonding with an AI works

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