When Gemma 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.
It’s a decent film, if somewhat tame.
First off, I felt very old in the cinema, aged 40, where most of the viewers seemed to be teenagers, and I think they’re perhaps the target audience.
Definitely not without appeal, it’s an interesting, if unoriginal plot, Child’s play vibes, and there are a few jumps here and there. M3GAN does have some intriguing moments, but sadly never flips into horror mode, which I felt the trailers pointed to.
The major plus, the visuals, it looks very good indeed, it’s nicely shot and well produced, M3GAN’s realisation is great, the film peaks towards the end, and the scenes in the forest in particular look very good, and offer the film’s most unsettling moments.
On the debit side, it’s hard to believe in the actions of some of the characters, a few times, I sat there wanting to shout out ‘REALLY,’ is that actually what they’re going to do, but worse, the film was a little too slow in parts.
I expected it to be somewhat gruesome, it really wasn’t, when I came home from the cinema, I read that it had been cut to fit with a younger audience, I can see that.