A brilliant toy company roboticist uses artificial intelligence to develop M3GAN, a life-like doll programmed to emotionally bond with her newly orphaned niece. But when the doll's programming works too well, she becomes overprotective of her new friend… with terrifying results.

  • Released: 2023-01-11
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Horror
  • Stars: Violet McGraw, Amie Donald, Ronny Chieng, Brian Jordan Alvarez, Jen Van Epps, Stephane Garneau-Monten, Michael Saccente, Arlo Green, Kira Josephson, Chelsie Preston Crayford
  • Director: Gerard Johnstone
  • TRIDENT1745 - 13 January 2023
    Horror? No. M3gan is a Comedy.
    M3gan advertises itself as a horror, yet it is hilarious in every way possible. There is essentially nothing scary about this movie. Every scene with M3gan is a delight. It's voice, its face and the music choices all blend together into a gripping combination of an on screen fiasco that is delightful in every way.

    The movie explores themes surrounding the role of artificial intelligence in children's lives, and the essence of parenthood. Unfortunately, this brief exploration drops off around the halfway mark, as the movie descends into a big action scene at the end, which isn't very believable.

    How exactly M3gan evolved from a toy to a killer robot within a few days isn't fully explored. Kurt's role in copying M3gan's files, and it's impact on M3gan is also very unclear. This makes M3gan's evolution very hard to believe.

    This movie has many nonsensical scenes. Why would anyone parade a company prototype that's hailed as the most advanced toy of the decade out in the open? Why did M3gan turn on Cady other than for dramatical effect? Why did the therapist not take Cady away after so many failed attempts at bonding, if not for plot progression? Why are Gemma and Cady always eating the most stereotypical foods like a piece of toast with nothing on it, or a hotdog? There's also some really bad and cringy dialogue.

    Overall, M3gan is a fun movie that barely brushes the edges of horror. It is predictable and it doesn't have the best logic or dialogue, but it delivers some ionic scenes whilst managing to be gripping and entertaining. Highly recommended, and can't wait for part two!
  • goodellaa - 12 January 2023
    Sci-fi fantasy horror show candy for everyone.
    They had me with the trailer. Went for the first show day one of local release. There is a lot to love here. Like the script. The exposition that can be an affliction to movies like this is character enhancing, plot driving dialogue. Plot, like everything else, is pretty conventional in style and progresses sensibly. Would you believe kid friendly? I promise there is nothing in this movie that has not occurred to a little kid. They will realize right away how M3GAN, who I don't believe could have more actual smarts that a crawfish, somehow knows how to do stuff. M3GAN does not just gather information from humans in front of it, but the breadth and depth of the net, including the device you carry. M3GAN has taken over everything in its world in order to accomplish its programmed objective. The programming isn't great (remember HAL9000?). The mad-science team means well but children may want to know if the irresponsible company they work for could be a real monster somewhere. This movie is loaded with stuff to think about. Toward the end M3GAN has gotten so much confusing input and experienced enough hardware damage that it should come as no surprise when its behaviors become really unpredictable. Usually M3GAN knows just who should be destroyed and can figure out how to do it. So many great stylistic touches in this movie. And for $10,000, yes I would buy a M3GAN for me. Look for delightful mass production this Halloween.