Review: M3GAN an ‘obvious rewrapping of an old classic’

By Gary

M3GAN is finally here, but is it the horror movie of the year or a tired retelling?

A robotics engineer at a toy company builds a life-like doll that begins to take on a life of its own.

When Gemma (Allison Williams/Girls) suddenly becomes the caretaker of her orphaned 8-year-old niece, Cady, Gemma’s unsure and unprepared to be a parent.

Under intense pressure at work, Gemma decides to pair her M3GAN prototype with Cady in an attempt to resolve both problems-a decision that will have unimaginable consequences.

You can tell that James Wan (Saw) had a hand in writing this, the master of horror didn’t Direct the movie himself.

Those duties were handed to Gerard Johnstone who is a relatively new Director.

Violet McGraw is very good in this as the little girl Cady while Amie Donald and Jenna Davis really bring M3GAN to life.

It seems especially in the horror genre nearly everything lately is regurgitated and advertised as something new.

The glaring similarities and material borrowing comes from basically every Chucky film, though it’s presented in a way that’s more appetizing to the newer TikTok gen z crowd.

Not saying the film isn’t still executed solidly or isn’t effective. It just feels like such an obvious rewrapping of an old classic.

M3GAN brings nothing new to the genre but it is an Okay watch.

My Rating 6/10