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Is M3GAN the Thriller of the Year?

M3GAN received two awards: Best Villain and Best Horror Film.
Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Official movie poster via IMDb
M3GAN received two awards: Best Villain and Best Horror Film.

M3GAN is a horror/comedy movie. Universal Pictures, Atomic Monster, Blumhouse Productions released it on Jan. 6, 2023. The film was produced by Jason Blum, James Wan, and Couper Samuelson. It was directed by Gerard Johnstone. Allison Williams (Gemma), Violet McGraw (Cady), Jenna Davis (M3gan’s voice), and Amie Donald (M3gan), were the lead actors.


Audience: 78%

Rotten Tomatoes rated: 93%

Rating and where to watch:

Rating: PG-13 (language and gore)

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Streaming: VUDU, Peacock, Prime Video, and Apple TV

How long: 1 hour and 42 minutes


For Gemma, it was another day at work as a robotics for Funki–a toy company. When she was explaining her creation, she suddenly gets a phone call from the hospital. She then learns that her niece, Cady, was in a car accident in which her parents passed away.

In the next few days, Cady is already situated into Gemma’s home. Gemma does everything she can, to make sure her niece feels safe and comfortable. Throughout Cady’s therapy, her therapist informs Gemma that she needs to form a relationship with her niece. At first she did not know how, but when she brought up her work, Cady was invested.

Soon enough, Gemma was back at work and convinced her boss that her new creation will succeed. Even though he was a bit hesitant, he let her proceed. With that, Gemma introduced M3GAN– a robot who was designed to form a relationship with a child–to Cady.

Next thing Cady knew, M3GAN moved in. Gemma took this step because she saw how Cady started to open up. At first, everything was going smoothly, but then, unusual occurrences began to happen. The dog next door and a kid from camp both disappeared.

From there, all hell breaks loose and everyone soon realized what M3GAN is truly capable of.


This movie was as good as it was going to get. If you want a film that makes you jump out of your seat, then this is not for you. Though it might not be scripted, the film has a comedy effect to it. Who expected M3GAN to start singing? Or even dancing, when she was on her way to kill?

The actors really are what made the film come alive, with their incredible expressions. As soon as Williams was on the screen, you knew she was going to give it her all. You could really see the relationship between Cady and Gemma strengthen, throughout the movie. Which kept the movie on its plot.

Having a robot as the main situation, really gives an aspect into human life now. Since the 2000s, everyone has acknowledge that robots are a true factor to our future. Will they be as murder driven as M3GAN, or even as social? We will not know until the day is here.

Since the movie did well, it will be no surprise if the producers decides to make a part two. But with being said, will M3GAN be in it, or will there be a whole new robot?




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Daniella Albuquerque is a 16 year old in her Sophomore year at Colonia High school. She is involved in tennis, Spring Track, Interact Club, Book Club, and Student Council. She has never been athletic but has joined a few sports over the last couple of years, she recently found her love for tennis. Albuquerque is a bubbly person who loves to speak and get to know people whenever and wherever. If you asked her what her favorite hobby would have to be, she would answer with no hesitation: reading. When she isn´t studying or playing tennis, you can find her holed up in her room reading books. Her favorite genre has to be romance with a mix of fantasy. Albuquerque would like to study abroad and major in writing. Her dream is either to work for an important editing company or become a best selling author. With this being her second year with the Declaration of Independence, she hopes she does it well and is informative with what she writes.    

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