Today I am reviewing the new-release, horror film: M3GAN. It hit cinemas in Australia this month, allowing me the pleasure of seeing it on the big screen. I already mentioned in a previous post that this was one of my most anticipated movie releases of 2023, so you can imagine how excited I was to finally watch it. I’m going to make this spoiler-free, so don’t worry about me spilling the beans. Designed by Gemma, a brilliant roboticist, M3GAN can listen, watch and learn, as it plays the role of friend, playmate and protector. When the protagonist becomes the unexpected caretaker of her 8-year-old niece, she decides to give the girl a prototype of the doll – a decision that leads to unimaginable consequences. Without further ado, here are my honest thoughts!
Everything! Horror movies as of late have really been impressing me with their well-thought-out storylines. M3GAN takes its time building up a narrative that allows viewers to connect with the characters and become invested in their progression. Just as we begin to relax into what is being presented on screen, the sassy doll appears, taking us on a wild, campy and fun ride. If you were a fan of Malignant (which I very much was), you will truly enjoy this film. Cinema patrons were cracking up at M3GAN’s icy glares and robotic dance moves. Despite being a villain, I really liked the pretty android. In a strange way, I understood her intentions. I even found myself tearing up at the bond between her and Cady. The overall message of the movie was abundantly clear but not spoon-fed to the audience – technology can never act as a replacement for human connection. I felt a myriad of emotions but the one that stood out the most was pure joy. I would be surprised if this film received many negative reviews. Go check it out while you can!
WHAT DIDN’T WORK:
I really don’t have a bad thing to say about this film. It wasn’t the most original idea but as a lover of the creepy doll sub-genre, I didn’t care. Give me more!
OVERALL STAR RATING:
I gave this 5/5 stars. So far, it sits in my top favourite horror movies of the year!
Thank you so much for reading! Let me know if you’ve watched this film. Did you like it?
Peace & Love xoxo