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Sunday, April 21, 2024

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3 Big Things on ‘M3GAN’ – SPOILER FREE Review

Had the pleasure of seeing ‘M3GAN’ in a theater with a full audience. And yes, pleasure is absolutely the right word. Sure, maybe it’s a guilty pleasure, but a pleasure all the same. ‘M3GAN’ is not a good movie, lets go ahead and get that out of the way. It’s camp disguised as January-horror, but it’s mindless fun at a time of year where theatrical releases are notoriously thin. So here are the three big takeaways to consider if you’re on the fence about seeing it.

1. It’s Funny.

Like, tremendously funny. It fits into the “hor-medy” genre much like many other recent horror releases (Barbarian, The Menu. Bodies Bodies Bodies). Unlike those previous entries, ‘M3GAN’ is a comedy first and foremost. It plays on the absurdity of it’s premise and does not let up off the gas. The absurdity pairs well with some expertly timed and delivered one-liners. I can count the amount of jump scares in ‘M3GAN’ on one finger, but the laughs continue to pile up for the entire run-time.

2. It’s Surprisingly Tame for a Slasher

Now, take that with a grain of salt. I have to acknowledge sensitivity to violence varies from person to person. However, I’m a calloused dirt-bag who will basically watch anything you put in front of him. That being said, there have been some gnarly/gory movies released in the past year and ‘M3GAN’ really isn’t one of them. All the violence and gore appears off-screen here. The PG-13 rating was likely a move to make more money by Universal/Blumhouse and it’s paying off handsomely. As of it’s 2nd weekend in theaters, it’s already made $90 million dollars.

3. It’s Probably Only Good for One Viewing. So See It With Friends.

Remember how I said ‘M3GAN’ isn’t a good movie? It really isn’t so don’t let the 95% on Rotten Tomatoes fool you. The good news though? It isn’t a bad movie either. It’s a fun movie, meant to be seen with a large audience or enjoy with your friends. There likely isn’t much to be gained from multiple viewings, so get out there, see it, have a good time, then move on with your life.

VERDICT: 3 out of 5 Stars

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Kenny

Kenny lives in Austin, TX and is one of the co-hosts of the CineBoiz Podcast. When he isn’t talking about or watching movies he can be found kicking it with Mickie the Dog and re-watching the Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl 54 for the 25th time.

Kenny