Chucky the killer doll and Annabelle may have found their match with the marvel artificial intelligence lifelike doll in M3GAN directed by Gerard Johnstone, starring Allison Williams and Violet McGraw.
Released on the 6 January 2023 in the United States of America by distributor Universal Pictures, and production companies Blumhouse Productions, Divide/Conquer, and Atomic Monster.
M3GAN is a marvel of artificial intelligence, a lifelike doll that’s programmed to be a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally.
There are plenty of films about artificial intelligence that was meant to better the lives of humans only for them to do the complete opposite such as Terminator, I. Robot or even kids dolls being evil in the likes of Chucky and Annabelle but M3GAN is a scarcely different.
Not only is she a doll with artificial intelligence, but she is continuously learning, she’s able to connect with other appliances, devices and even able to connect to the cloud to back up her progression is insane.
The film itself is pretty straight forward, after losing her parents in a car accident Cady played by Violet McGraw is then adopted by her aunt Gemma played by Allison Williams, who is a brilliant roboticist working at a toy company and is under extreme pressure from her boss to come up with a new project, thus comes in M3GAN.
Gemma unfortunately was not ready to be a mother or caretaker of anyone as she’s completely taken in by her work with little to no time to spend at all with Cady but finds the solution is pairing her prototype M3GAN to her niece as her companion, basically killing two birds with one stone, however, this doesn’t go as planned and will have dare consequences in the future.
Watching this movie felt more to me like a warning to parents, there needs to be balance with today’s technology and how much time children can spend with it, however, parents nowadays think that giving their children everything they need and ask for will make them love them and respect them when that is not the case.
You can’t rely on technology to raise your children for you and expect them to come out okay and this is the major turning point that M3GAN is trying to show us.
Though M3GAN herself is an actual doll, two actresses are needed to complete her character, alongside with some VFX effects, puppetry and animatronics. Amie Donald plays the physical aspect of the doll, and Jenna Davis is the voice actor of the 4 inch killing machine.
Without a doubt, M3GAN is so well made, it even had me questioning if whether this was either the actor or the animatronics in effect? You won’t be able to tell the difference, which is honestly amazing.
Though some scenes are just straight up bizarre and freaky to look at, while other scenes are comedic. For example, the scene in the forest after M3GAN throws away a piece of a boy’s ear away and she begins to go on all fours, that scene gave me the Heebie-jeebies.
While other scenes like the M3GAN dance left me crying out of laughter at the sheer irrationality at that moment.
On that note, M3GAN is a slow paced movie with hardly any action until a third throughout the movie but watching the rise and fall of this doll was entertaining at the very least especially when you factor in all the events that happen that could have easily been avoided. Moral of the point is, Don’t trust A.I. and parents, look after your children.
I give M3GAN 3.6 out 5 ratings.
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Stay Blessed.M3GAN
Star Ratings

Gerard Johnstone

"There are so many ideas that we had and facets of M3GAN’s personality that we wanted to explore. I totally think there’s more to say. And I know that M3GAN would have more to say. I would love to do another one. Hopefully soon, while it’s still fresh in everyone’s minds."

M3GAN is a marvel of artificial intelligence, a lifelike doll that’s programmed to be a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally. Designed by Gemma, a brilliant roboticist, M3GAN can listen, watch and learn as it plays the role of friend and teacher, playmate and protector.
  • Allison Williams
  • Violet McGraw
  • Amie Donald
  • Jenna Davis
  • Jen Brown
  • Brian Jordan Alvarez
  • Ronny Chieng
  • Arlo Green
  • Michael Saccente
  • Kira Josephson
  • Lori Dungey
  • Amy Usherwood
  • Stephane Garneau
  • Universal Pictures
  • Blumhouse Productions
  • Divide/Conquer
  • Atomic Monster
  • 1h 42mins

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