M3GAN:Movie Review

The song Its Nice to Have a Friend was used in the trailer to promote the movie.

Lexiss Marajas

The song “It’s Nice to Have a Friend” was used in the trailer to promote the movie.

Lexiss Marajas, Senior Staff Writer

M3GAN, released in theaters on January sixth, tells the story of Gemma, a brilliant roboticist who creates a lifelike doll named M3GAN, designed to be a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally. But, it suddenly goes awry when M3GAN does questionable and horrifying things to the people who have created her. The film explores the potential of artificial intelligence to change the way we interact with the world and each other, and raises important questions about what it means to be human. 

The acting in M3GAN is superb, with a standout performance from Allison Williams who plays  Gemma, Cady’s aunt who gives her the M3GAN doll. The story is well-written and thought-provoking, and the special effects used to bring M3GAN to life are truly impressive.

One of the film’s greatest strengths is its ability to make the audience care about the characters, both human and artificial. The relationship between Gemma and her niece Cady, is particularly heartwarming, especially in the therapy scene where M3GAN talks to Cady, and they have an inspiring conversation that leaves the audience in suspense.

The film explores the relationship between M3GAN and her owner Cady. The movie also deals with the themes of love, trust, and sacrifice. The audience will be touched by the bond that develops between M3GAN and the child, and how it evolves over time. For example, the movie shows that the robot has gained the ability to sympathize with Cady and even comforts her when she is having a panic attack. M3GAN wipes Cady’s tears and makes it seem she is more human which expertly creates pity for M3GAN.

Furthermore, the film also provides a glimpse into the ethical considerations of artificial intelligence and its possible impacts on society. It raises questions about the responsibilities of its creators, and the potential consequences of exposing advanced artificial intelligence to young children. Due to its horrific themes, the story unfolds in a way that is thrilling and scary to the audience. 

M3GAN also boasts a fantastic soundtrack that perfectly complements the mood and the thrilling atmosphere of the film. The music adds to the emotional and in some times hair-raising depth of the film, and the audience will find themselves fully immersed in the story. For example, when the first appearance of M3GAN occurred, the eerie and creepy music amplified the emotion in the movie, leaving the audience on the edge of their seats. Additionally, when M3GAN attacked the coworkers of her creator, Gemma, it was especially shocking, and the music intensified the situation. 

M3GAN is a thought-provoking and emotionally engaging film that explores important themes about artificial intelligence and human relationships that relate to our society today. With fantastic acting, a compelling story, and impressive special effects, this film is a must-see for anyone interested in the future of technology, and its impact on humanity. It is a cinematic experience that’s themes, story, and characters will stay with the audience long after the credits have rolled.