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!!
(3.5 - Doll fear gets an upgrade…)
Awesomeness öööö – some killer set pieces
Laughs ööö – dark humour throughout
Horror ööö – moderate grimness in places
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