TSHS Student Reviews on M3GAN

Universal Pictures: Promotional image of M3GAN

Universal Pictures: Promotional image of M3GAN

Gianna Vernillo

Since its release on January 6, 2023, M3GAN has accumulated mostly positive reviews. It currently sits at 94% on Rotten Tomatoes and has an audience score of 78%.  

The PG-13 science fiction horror film revolves around an artificially intelligent life-like doll named M3GAN, who develops self-awareness and becomes hostile to anyone who stands in the way between her and her human companion Cady.  

The majority of TSHS students, critics, and other audience members thought that M3GAN was a lot of fun to watch. 

Daniel Suarez, a sophomore at TSHS, rated the movie three and a half stars out of five. The only criticisms he had were that the movie was paced very slowly at the start and the acting of the lead little girl (Cady, played by Violet McGraw), was not very good. 

“I actually enjoyed the storyline a lot, and it doesn’t leave much to be desired,” Suarez said.  

Critics and TSHS students alike found that the movie was overall very funny and silly and only a little bit scary. It had its share of gore, but nothing too graphic to derail the PG-13 rating. 

There are many parts of the movie that had the whole theater laughing. Freshman Gabrielle Vernillo, who rated the movie 4.27 stars out of 5, said that there was one moment when M3GAN started singing Titanium and the whole theater started cracking up.  

“It was very enjoyable to watch, and me and my friends kept making fun of the scene,” Vernillo said. 

Even though the movie was very fun to watch, that does not mean that it lacks criticism. Many critics and audience members complained about the lack of originality, the plot holes, and the predictability of the movie. They did not understand some plot points and thought that they should have explored more concepts, such as delving deep into Cady’s trauma.  

“There was so much more they could’ve done with this movie,” Jason Foster, who watched and rated the movie one star, said. “It seemed to be afraid to lose it’s more child friendly rating, and didn’t take risks to go for anything deeper than the typical “AI gone rogue”.” 

Overall, TSHS students and the majority of critics agree that the movie is worth watching.  

“I would recommend it,” Nick Christoforos, a senior at TSHS, said. “It was funny and scary at the same time.”