M3GAN ★★★

M3GAN made me realize that I’m sick and tired of movies that are “so bad that they’re good.” Last year, we got Moonfall, Morbius, and Black Adam, films that became dubbed as comedies for reasons the filmmakers did not intend. I thought all of those movies were even worse than most people gave them credit for and found making fun of them more exhausting than entertaining. Some people have been lumping M3GAN into this category. I completely disagree.

Everything funny about M3GAN is supposed to be funny (perhaps this movie wasn’t always supposed to be funny, but whatever notes the studio gave really worked this time). The scene where M3GAN is shown to the potential buyers is the most bonkers and wacky scene I’ve seen in a good while. I don’t want to spoil it at all, because I legitimately thought it might become “the scene” of 2023. It’s absurd and random in a way that doesn’t feel disjointed. If it was ever disjointed in the initial idea of the film, the cutaways to Ronny Chieng in this scene must have brilliantly corrected this. M3GAN is not so bad that it’s good. It’s so good that it’s good.

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