What is it about filmmakers that makes them continue to make movies that are supposedly about actual human beings, where they adopt hideous dolls or, in the case of M3gan, create equally hideous automatons that it goes without saying are going to try to kill them at some point?
Do you remember 2014’s Annabelle?
In case you don’t, this is what she looks like:
It might just be me, but that doll has ‘possessed by demons’ written all over it. It’s worth mentioning that the ‘real’ Annabelle was a Raggedy Ann figure, which I can get behind because they’re visually so bland that they’re blank canvases you can imprint whatever feelings that are running through your head upon.
And say what you will about Chucky from the Child’s Play movies, but before he goes psycho he looks adorable.
Which brings us to M3gan, who you can tell was assembled in a factory somewhere in the Uncanny Valley, China.
I can’t speak for anyone else, but let’s just say I wouldn’t have that thing in my house.
Based on the trailer she’s created to bring comfort to a little girl who’s lost her parents – seemingly well-played by Violet McGraw – but does M3gan need to go on her inevitable murder spree before anyone with an ounce of sense got far, far away from her?