M3GAN is one of those types of movies which mixes up the scary truth in what artificial intelligence can become, especially if given a body to let it move freely. And when looking at what Akela Cooper and Jason Blum have dreamed up, I’m thinking it goes in a different direction than what Terminator and I, Robot offered. Here, the star is a life-like mechanical doll (magnificently and eerily performed by stand-in Amie Donald and vocally by Jenna Davis).
When this next generation object of affection is programmed to protect Cady (Violet McGraw), perhaps Aunt Gemma (Allison Williams) needs to be clearer in what her command line request entails. This young girl survived a car accident which claimed the life of her parents, and this woman doesn’t want to be her legal guardian. The real plot concerns her accepting responsibility after various problems at work and issues from home mount up! She’s a young hotshot at Funki, a toy company based in Seattle, and anyone who gets the reference will no doubt have to laugh.
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