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Review: 'M3GAN' a scary companion

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The thriller movie "M3GAN" is currently showing in theaters.  Photo from Polygon

Juanita Kelly-Hill

Four out of Five Stars

By Juanita Kelly-Hill
Staff Writer 

This week I was finally able to watch the new horror sci-fi movie “M3GAN” in the comfort of my home. I’m a huge fan of sci-fi films so I was excited to see what the movie could bring to the screen. 

The movie was released Jan. 6, 2023, and is currently still showing in theaters. Comically, “M3GAN” was promoted on social media by creating a Twitter war between her and the original killer doll, Chucky. 

“M3GAN” is based on an artificial intelligence human-like robot whose purpose is to become a child’s companion. 

Created by Gemma, a roboticist who works for a toy company “Funki,” M3GAN is able to listen, watch and learn as it plays the role of friend and teacher, playmate and protector.

Gemma gives the first prototype of the robot to her niece, Cady, to help her cope with the death of her parents. 

As Cady and M3GAN grow closer, M3GAN becomes overprotective of her primary user. Like in every other robot movie, M3GAN presents every reason why sentient A.I. would be a nightmare for mankind. 

The movie also demonstrates how dangerous it could be for children to rely on such technology, and what could happen to humans if we lose the desire and need for human interaction.

Overall, I enjoyed the movie even though I would say the movie was more of a sci-fi thriller than it is horror. I rate the movie a 4 out of 5 stars. 

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