After a long wait from horror fans, M3GAN finally opens this Thursday, 19, in Brazilian theaters. Produced by Blumhouse, producer of American filmmaker Jason Blum, the film was considered one of the most anticipated features of 2023.
In the plot, a robotic woman decides to present her niece with M3GAN, a realistic doll programmed to be a friend to children. However, things seem to get out of control and what was supposed to be just fun, becomes a horror show.
Check out the trailer below.
M3GAN is created by James Wan, director and screenwriter responsible for films such as The Conjuring 2 (2016), The Nun (2018), Annabelle 3: Returning Home (2019) and Maligno (2019).
In the cast, the production is composed of Amie Donald as M3GAN, Allison Williams as Gema, Violet McGraw as Cady, Jen Van Epps as Tess, Brian Jordan Alvarez as Cole, Jack Cassidy as Brandon, Ronny Chieng as David Lin, Amy Usherwood as Lydia , Lori Dungey as Celia, Stephane Garneau-Monten as Kurt, among others.
Despite having just arrived in Brazil, the film opened in several countries in the northern hemisphere on December 7th. So far, reactions have been mixed, with some people loving it and others harshly criticizing the production.
However, when it comes to specialized criticism, the feature has received mostly positive comments, with praise for the script and the performance of the characters. On Rotten Tomatoes, for example, the film has a 95% approval rating. Already on Metacritc, M3GAN has its score at 72 — a number that may vary with the emergence of new reviews.
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M3GAN: film already grosses millions of dollars around the world
With an estimated budget of US$12 million, M3GAN has currently grossed US$95.3 million at the worldwide box office. With the release of the film in Brazil and in other countries, it is expected that this number will continue to grow considerably in the coming weeks.
Due to the commercial and critical success, the film’s producers are already considering a new sequel. However, no information about the plot and cast was released.
So far, there is also no prediction of when M3GAN should be made available on streaming platforms.
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