Michael! It’s only been two weeks since M3gan hit cinemas, but opening a tab he’s run into 7,000 memes and a sequel was announced today. You can’t see things that have talking dolls in them. What exactly is M3gan?
Welcome to M3gan Mania, Sian. She’s a moving, talking doll who loves to kill people. kill! (Literally.) She’s also the star of her own horror movie that’s been making waves since the trailer was released late last year.
Here’s the basic storyline: A little girl called Caddy is orphaned after her parents die in a car accident and her aunt (Allison Williams) takes her in. Generative Her android, or M3gan for short, she serves as Cady’s friend and protector, with a thousand-yard gaze and perfect hairstyle. However, M3gan takes her protector role a little too seriously, and you can imagine the carnage that followed.
Okay, sounds like fun.but how did this happen So popular?
First, the M3gan is a Blumhouse photo. It’s the same production studio behind a slew of recent blockbuster slashers like Happy Death Day, Ma, and Freaky, all of which tap into the deranged glee of their genre’s trap. That’s why it gets huge box office revenue. M3gan is no exception. The premise is downright ridiculous, and the Blumhouse formula works.
However, it also has a particularly effective viral marketing campaign. Taylor her Swift licensed her song “Glad I Had A Friend” for the trailer. The song also soundtracked a public stunt involving a group of dancers dressed as puppets and performing the creepiest choreography in the world.
M3gan’s dance in the film (a gentle shake as a prelude to bloodshed) was also a huge success.almost so that too People, of course, set M3gan dancing to Beyoncé, Tove Lo, and her namesake Megan Thee Stallion.
right. I feel like this starts answering my next question: why did the killer doll become such a weird icon?
Well, it’s a widely accepted truth that any film with a female villain must need a die-hard gay fanbase. This is simply canon.
M3gan’s screenwriters, on the other hand, provided an even more… well-thought-out explanation. “This girl has lost her family and has to live with her aunt,” Akela Cooper said in an interview. “So this doll is brought to the scene. It’s gay. It resonates with a lot of people in the community, the found family’s mindset.”
Which – for sure. But strip it down to its most ridiculous level, and the M3gan is a hell of a camp. She looks like Blair Waldorf circa 2010 and even speaks exclusively in Waldorf’s signature putdown, voiced by Jenna Davis with a very unflinching deadpan. You should run away,” she smirked at one of Cady’s bullies, her eyes glistening as she sprinted after him.
The same snark runs through M3gan’s online presence. On her Twitter account, she started a blaze war with her inferior doll buddies Chucky and Annabel. Drag the reviewer who panned the movieUnfortunately, The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw gave the film only three stars.
I remember when everyone was having fun pretending they liked Jared Leto’s movie Morbius. Is it because you are
No! Unlike Morbius’ Jared Leto, M3gan is a gay icon. Less is said about Morbius’ multiple failed attempts at the box office, but better. Meanwhile, M3gan, with a budget of $12 million, has already raised over $100 million worldwide (£81 million, A$144 million) in cinemas in less than two weeks. .
Finally, how do you pronounce M3gan?
It’s very disappointing to call out any mention of Glee in 2022, but much like how that show’s pronunciation of Ke$ha is Ke-dollar-sign-ha, I’m not a fan of M’threegan’s professed endorsement. (sorry again, like m’lady).