Chucky? Annabelle? Talking Tina? Pack your bags. There’s a new demonic doll in town and she’s here to SLAY.
Gemma (Allison Williams) is a brilliant robotocist who develops a lifelike doll, M3GAN, designed to become a child’s best friend, playmate and protector. When she gives a M3GAN doll to connect with her recently orphaned niece (Violet McGraw), things take an unexpected turn.
She is beauty. She is grace. She is THE moment.
Leaning directly into its creepiness, absurdity and humor, M3GAN is a ridiculous romp, unapologetically dancing and brutally murdering her way into your heart. M3GAN is the campy queen of the horror-comedy genre, effectively paving her way to becoming a cult classic with her meme-worthy presence and cheeky one-liners.
If you have seen the trailers or the viral M3GAN dance sequence on TikTok, the film is exactly what kind of story you expect it to be. And if you go in with these expectations, you’ll have a blast filled with some delightful surprises along the way. For me, it was the film’s undeniable heart. For my boyfriend, it was M3GAN’s many vocal performances.
There’s a little something for everyone. M3GAN is also a great “gateway” horror movie for tweens dabbling in the genre, staying within the confines of its PG-13 rating. To be honest, I look forward to the unrated version that’s inevitably going to drop later this year.
But for now, please excuse me. I have to go listen to “Titanium” on repeat now.