M3GAN ★★★★

Well, that was certainly exciting! I was S-C-R-E-A-M-I-N-G at my TV, so I was definitely loving this Chucky for a new generation. I watched the unrated version, and I appreciated the extra violence, but even without it, this would have been a killer PG-13 horror. Even my mom showed interest in it, and she never watches horror movies, so they must have done something right to get to the widest audience. And I think it really works as something accessible to general audiences in a suspenseful mode without going too hardcore to alienate most people and not too soft to alienate horror hounds. That's an admirable balancing act. The story is strongly engaging and taps into zeitgeist anxieties over the development of A.I., something we're bound to get wrong. I even went onto ChatGPT afterwards and asked it about the chances of A.I. destroying us, and it said not to worry. I'm not exactly breathing a sigh of relief yet. I reminded it how badly we've fucked up climate change and it said that was a valid point. This isn't really a review is it? Oh well, for what it's worth, I thought it was great. It got my adrenaline going, anyway.

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