“M3GAN” is the first big horror movie to come out in 2023. It’s from Blumhouse and stars Allison Williams (Get Out), Violet McGraw (I Believe in Santa), and Ronny Chieng (Crazy Rich Asians).
A robotic engineer (Williams) at a toy company is working on a revolutionary AI doll called M3GAN when her sister, her brother-in-law, and niece (McGraw) are involved in a fatal accident. The only survivor is her niece, and she now becomes the legal guardian of her. She thinks the doll she is working on will help comfort her niece during her mourning period. M3GAN quickly surpasses expectations with self-learning and adaptiveness. M3GAN will do anything to ensure her new friends happiness and safety, no matter how deadly the consequences may be.
I was a little hesitant to see this one. It looks like a rip off of the “Chuckie” series, and it pretty much is. A doll that goes on a violent rampage and kills people. This one is more current with our times with the development with AI technology and there could actually be something like M3GAN in our future, that’s what makes this movie creepy/scary. I didn’t find it either, but they did do a good job, making it suspenseful and there’s a couple of Oh Sh*t moments, which I always love in horror movies. I do wish they went a little bit further. There isn’t as much gore and killing as you think there would be. As soon as it starts to get ramping up, they’re already trying to stop M3gan. I read a thing saying there was originally a gorier rated R version, but they figured this pg13 version is scarier and that’s why they went with this. It is a good watch, but I think the rated R version would probably have delivered more. You can currently catch it in theaters. I give it a 7.5/10.