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‘M3GAN’ (2023) Movie Review: Irony in a (very funny) mix of A.I. and Chucky

Entertains, amuses, is intelligent although not fascinating.

Review

Total
6/10
Overall
6.0/10

M3GAN is a science fiction horror movie directed by Gerard Johnstone, starring Allison Williams, Violet McGraw, Ronny Chieng and Brian Jordan Alvarez. The screenplay is written by Akela Cooper. By Blumhouse Productions and Atomic Monster Productions.

This movie is produced by James Wan (The Conjuring) which means one thing is for sure: this is a commercial movie. This is a movie full of clichés and common things (we accept this) and at the same time it is an ironic horror film that knows how to combine the iconography of the genrre in a brilliant way in a script that is intelligent even if it is superficially silly.

Storyline

A girl that has just lost her parents receives an Android created with A.I. as a companion. This Android is anything but charming.

M3GAN: Movie Review

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M3GAN (2023)

Have you seen Artificial Intelligence (2001) by Steven Spielberg? This is the movie that Stanley Kubrick tried to make and finally ended up being done by the great director of Indiana Jones. Well, this movie, M3gan is like the “trashy” side of Artificial Intelligence in the form of a synthetic dolll acting as a David, but less of a Pinocchio, with less philosophical considerations… or to sum it up, any other type of reflection.

This movie will entertain us in a Chucky style with touches of Terminator (can be seen in the spectral analysis that our new robotic friend does), but with certain touches that are rather bossy. M3gan makes us smile with this macabre (and bossy) that wants to be a great commercial success for its creators.

More amusing than scary, more ironic and intelligent than spectacular… a movie in which its producer, Mr. Wan seeks out at all costs that self-referrential universe he attempts to create with his robotic version of Annabelle.

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This movie is technically well-made and does not aspire to something it cannot reach: it is aware it is an average budgeted movie and does not attempt to wow us with its special effects, and bases its intentions on complicity with the viewer thanks to film tongue in cheek references more than direct impact from the images.

The best part: when she grabs the sword in samurai fashion.

45 million dollars in box office (in theaters) just in the first weekend of its premiere. You can say what you want about Blumhouse, but they really know what they are doing.

Our Opinion

An intelligent film that is well put together that knows what it wants and how to get it, with a good story that knows its only trump card with this story is managing enough of an ironic level in order to win over the viewer with irony alone.

And it does: this movie is entertaining and has above all, that “badass” touch that is so necessary and which we mmiss so much in today´s movies.

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M3GAN (2023)

Release Date

January 6, 2023

Where to Watch ‘M3GAN’

Theaters

Cast


Allison Williams / Gemma

Violet McGraw / Cady

Jenna Davis / M3GAN (voice)

Ronny Chieng
M3GAN (2023)
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Movie title: M3GAN

Movie description: Gemma, a brilliant robotics engineer, works at a toy company and sets out to build a life-like doll, M3GAN (acronym for Model 3 Generative Android). M3gan will begin to take on a life of its own.

Date published: December 13, 2022

Country: United States

Duration: 102min

Director(s): Gerard Johnstone

Writer(s): Akela Cooper

Cinematography: Peter McCaffrey, Simon Raby

Music: Anthony Willis

Actor(s): Allison Williams, Violet McGraw, Ronny Chieng, Brian Jordan Alvarez

Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller

Companies: Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, Atomic Monster, Divide/Conquer

Our Opinion

An intelligent film that is well put together that knows what it wants and how to get it, with a good story that knows its only trump card with this story is managing enough of an ironic level in order to win over the viewer with irony alone.

Overall
3

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