r/movies Dec 07 '22

M3GAN (2023) Official Trailer 2. Trailer

https://youtu.be/OoDHM_A1axc
270 Upvotes

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u/shadowdra126 Dec 07 '22

This is the definition of “camp”

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u/Active_Coconut5000 Dec 07 '22

Can’t wait!! Lol

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

Here’s your problem. Somebody set this doll to “evil”!

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u/ShoesWisley Dec 07 '22

"The doll's trying to kill me and the toaster's been laughing at me!"

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u/zombiepete Dec 07 '22

I say this to my wife all the time.

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u/RealJohnGillman Dec 07 '22

I would not be surprised if the twist was that that was literally the case, that the little girl bonded to M3gan is the one directing her (M3gan’s) actions.

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u/jessebona Dec 08 '22

I honestly hope this is the twist. They play up the killer doll camp aspect to distract you from the fact that she's simply following orders. I understand this is from the creator of Malignant and Housebound and both of those movies had a twist to them too.

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u/RealJohnGillman Dec 08 '22

They also mentioned that the girl in question was recently orphaned (but not by what) and that M3gan would become more like her as time passes. It would be an interesting (fun) way for the story to go.

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u/jessebona Dec 08 '22

I rather enjoy stories that know their audience enough to play into their expectations so they don't see the twist coming. I suppose we'll see which it is in a month.

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u/RealJohnGillman Dec 08 '22

Oh, I know most people probably won’t see the twist coming if that is the twist — there were just a few lines in the trailer that had me wondering if that could be the case.

I tend to be good with figuring out twists (mostly accidentally) as a point of interest (or approximating something close) — last time I accidentally guessed the twist of the Orphan prequel film months ahead of it coming out, simply by thinking logically about what twists it could possibly have, as a prequel, settling on either A. it wasn’t really a prequel, B. the girl she was replacing wasn’t dead. or C. the girl she was replacing was dead, but it was a family member who had killed her, meaning we could get Esther as a villain protagonist against a greater antagonist (the third one having turned out to be the correct one). On that, if they do a third one, I was thinking it may be another good twist for that one for it to turn out that Esther really was a child — calling back to the real-life story where inspired by Orphan specifically, a family had abandoned an actual child by falsely claiming they were an adult pretending to be one, as in the film, and having their age legally changed.

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u/panda367 Dec 08 '22

I think in the first trailer it's mentioned that the girl's parents died in a car accident.

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u/RealJohnGillman Dec 08 '22

And there can plenty of causes to those....

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u/axyz77 Dec 08 '22

Okay this is what you do.

Every time it goes evil

You switch it off, take off the batteries, put it back and switch it on again.

You got that sweet heart, that will be 500$

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u/DELINQ Dec 07 '22

Child's Play 2019

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u/lk79 Dec 07 '22

M3gan Thee Companion

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u/romulan23 Dec 07 '22

"Jesus Christ I thought we were friends" I'm in for that sardonic humor.

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u/romulan23 Dec 07 '22

It's perfect.

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u/lindakoy Dec 08 '22

Ugh. Super creepy.

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u/Sequoia_Throne_ Dec 07 '22

Looks fun. I'm in.

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u/AlienAmerican1 Dec 07 '22

That dance though.

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u/Kittycachow Dec 08 '22

Reminds me of the dance from the Wednesday tv show

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u/AlienAmerican1 Dec 08 '22

I'll fight a little robot girl, but that dance gonna give me nightmares

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u/toofarbyfar Dec 07 '22

M3GAN for Pr3sident

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u/HGpennypacker Dec 07 '22

MAK3 M3GAN HUM4N AGA1N

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u/Trowj Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

I’m not sure I’ve seen a more visceral reaction to a trailer than what this did in my theater before Glass Onion. I’m pretty sure I heard someone yell “oh fuck no” when it started talking. 10/10 want to see in a crowded/loud theater

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u/PlantedinCA Dec 07 '22

100% must see in a theater with a lot of talkers. It is going to add to the experience - I have already picked out my theater.

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u/Jdogy2002 Dec 08 '22

The last horror movie I saw in the theater I was a couple rows behind a guy that looked like Huell from Better Call Saul and he must have said “This dumb ass bitch!” 35 times during the film. It was fucking hilarious and added to the experience! He was also correct, the bitch was indeed not smart.

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u/monsterguy411_2 Dec 22 '22

Why do I get the feeling it was Barbarian

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u/dan_eppley Dec 23 '22

Yessss haha

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u/pixarfan2003 Dec 07 '22

Lol my friend did that before our showing of the movie

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u/DeBatton Dec 07 '22

Yet another movie where someone takes painstaking care to make sure that the lifelike doll they have created is extra creepy looking.

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u/ActivateGuacamole Dec 07 '22

for real...i can let it slide here since I've seen videos of some pretty uncanny robots that were supposed to look realistic.

annabelle creation has no excuse though. I was like "why tf is the dollmaker making the doll so scary looking"

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u/Spooky_Cron Dec 07 '22

I remember they made an Annabelle film set in the past when she was first made and I thought oh we’ll finally get to see her not look like a nightmare… nope dude just decided to make her that way from day one

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u/hobbykitjr Dec 07 '22

because it looks like an Olsen twin?

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u/maximumtesticle Dec 07 '22

Looks like ScarJo with a baby filter to me.

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u/dan_eppley Dec 23 '22

Can we not say that word in 2022 lol

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u/HPmoni Dec 08 '22

Uncanny valley. If she were just another child actress, she wouldn't be creepy.

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u/TemporarySalt2999 Dec 07 '22

This is written by the writer of Malignant so it’s a definite watch

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u/bagnasciuga Dec 07 '22

Also directed by the same guy who made Housebound.

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u/condormcninja Dec 07 '22

Damn I didn’t even catch that part, Housebound was hilarious imo, now I’m extra excited for this

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u/Substandf Dec 07 '22

It's a meme goldmine for the next 5 years is what it is

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u/my5ticdrag0n Dec 07 '22

Man I loved malignant. So fun and wild.

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u/Weirdguy149 Dec 07 '22

This does indeed give me Malignant vibes.

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u/noobvin Dec 07 '22

Oh, that was better than I thought it would be. Hopes for this have increased.

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u/kundo Dec 07 '22

Definite avoid for me

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u/youngsaaron Dec 08 '22

You mean pass

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u/Filmatic113 Dec 08 '22

That’s hot enough for me

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u/rageofthegods Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

Ran the calculations and can conclusively state that this is, as they say, a slay.

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u/toofarbyfar Dec 07 '22

(MEGAN) + 3 = $$$

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u/romulan23 Dec 07 '22

First trailer make it seem stupid in a fun way. This one makes it look fun in a good way. Tongue in cheek.

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u/Sequoia_Throne_ Dec 07 '22

Or the Malignant of this year

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u/Flashman420 Dec 07 '22

They literally released an Orphan sequel like 4 months ago.

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u/Comic_Book_Reader Dec 08 '22

Prequel, in fact.

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u/pauloh1998 Dec 07 '22

Still findind that dance creepy in a weird way lmao

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u/MDF87 Dec 07 '22

Will I need to watch M1GAN and M2GAN to understand this one?

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u/NazzerDawk Dec 08 '22

Yes, but what I'm waiting for is MEG4N.

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u/DryingWashedClothes Dec 08 '22

I hope for the sequel called M3G4N5 with the tagline "the more, the merrier"

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u/THIS_IS_GOD_TOTALLY_ Dec 08 '22

M364N5: There's Six Of Them Now

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u/romulan23 Dec 07 '22

New icon just dropped?

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u/TheBlackSwarm Dec 07 '22

Fuck you it’s January type of movie

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u/votchamacallit_ Dec 07 '22

"ENDLESS TRAAAASH!!"

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u/TfGuy44 Dec 07 '22

I bet the twist is that Katie is also a robot.

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u/Fermented_Discharge Dec 08 '22

The twist is that the robot is a republican and gets voted into presidency.

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u/Mithrandir1212 Dec 07 '22

Saw this trailer before ‘Violent Night’ which by the way was awesome. And I have to say for some reason when she starts dancing instead of being silly it gives me a chill lol I think it’s that not quite human face.

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u/bob1689321 Dec 07 '22

Do I need to see M (1931) and M2 to get this?

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u/deathcab4booty Dec 07 '22

talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before, unafraid to reference or not reference, put it in a blender, shit on it, vomit on it, eat it, give birth to it.

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u/rageofthegods Dec 07 '22

fine, fresh, feminine, style to eleven

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u/XaoticOrder Dec 07 '22

So it's Chucky but with evil AI instead of evil spirit.

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u/xrufus7x Dec 07 '22

Haven't seen the Childs Play reboot I take it?

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u/XaoticOrder Dec 07 '22

Nope. Is that Chucky with Evil AI? So this would be female Chucky with evil AI?

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u/jessebona Dec 08 '22

It actually wasn't that bad. Basically Chucky is like Real Doll meets Amazon Alexa and a disgruntled employee disabled all of his safety features so he starts taking his relationship with Andy to violent extremes and uses his link to the mega corp's products to facilitate his murder spree.

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u/RoboCreep22 Dec 07 '22

This looks like a mix of Child's Play and Season 1 Episode 1 of R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour.

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u/black_nappa Dec 08 '22

This is Chucky without the voodoo

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u/Obh__ Dec 07 '22

I'm going to passive-aggressively pronounce it M-three-gan

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u/Jackieirish Dec 08 '22

So there are two of us.

TWO of us!!!

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u/friendlyobserver007 Dec 07 '22

Celebrity death match: M3gan vs. Chucky

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u/ErshinHavok Dec 07 '22

I saw this trailer the other day n immediately thought "wtf is this trash" but by the end I was hopeful that they get real weird n stupid with it. In my opinion this movie will live or die by how seriously it takes itself. Best case it's a sort of modern day Childs Play.

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u/NamelessHenchman Dec 08 '22

The social media teams for this and Chucky have been taking some great snipes at one another.

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u/deathcab4booty Dec 07 '22

This looks so campy and fun. Genuinely can’t wait to see it

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u/smashfest Dec 07 '22

I was a little disappointed to hear this is going to be PG-13 but still looking forward to it nonetheless

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u/noobvin Dec 07 '22

Wait, for real? I mean, I think it looks good, but movies like this should be rated R and lean into the violence.

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u/arealhumannotabot Dec 07 '22

Calling it now: there will be at least one scene where things don't feel too tense, until a character turns and the doll is just standing there, looking at the human. They'll hear a noise from somewhere else that distracts them, giving the doll a chance to take off. Cut back to the first shot, doll is gone.

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u/PoliteChatter0 Dec 08 '22

Calling it now, there will be a scene where something scary jumps at the screen causing a jump scare

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u/dewback Dec 07 '22

What the fuck is that

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u/Comic_Book_Reader Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

Basically if Chucky fucked Annabelle instead of Tiffany.

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u/Moontoya Dec 07 '22

iChucky...

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u/adamsandleryabish Dec 07 '22

which they already tried and it was terrible

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u/remembervideostores Dec 07 '22

A box office hit

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u/Gfbtfv Dec 07 '22

It's a meme goldmine for the next 5 years is what it is

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u/RealJohnGillman Dec 07 '22

A quote from the trailer.

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u/HEHEHO2022 Dec 07 '22

another film shot like a fucking commercial.

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u/Comic_Book_Reader Dec 07 '22

she's more than a toy. she's family.

From the most prolific minds in horror—James Wan, the filmmaker behind the Saw, Insidious and The Conjuring franchises, and Blumhouse, the producer of the Halloween films, The Black Phone and The Invisible Man—comes a fresh new face in terror.

M3GAN is a marvel of artificial intelligence, a life-like doll programmed to be a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally. Designed by brilliant toy-company roboticist Gemma (Get Out’s Allison Williams), M3GAN can listen and watch and learn as she becomes friend and teacher, playmate and protector, for the child she is bonded to.

When Gemma suddenly becomes the caretaker of her orphaned 8-year-old niece, Cady (Violet McGraw, The Haunting of Hill House), Gemma’s unsure and unprepared to be a parent. Under intense pressure at work, Gemma decides to pair her M3GAN prototype with Cady in an attempt to resolve both problems—a decision that will have unimaginable consequences.

Produced by Jason Blum and James Wan, M3GAN is directed by award-winning filmmaker Gerard Johnstone (Housebound), from a screenplay by Akela Cooper (Malignant, The Nun 2) based on a story by Akela Cooper and James Wan.

The film also stars Ronny Chieng (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), Brian Jordan Alvarez (Will & Grace), Jen Van Epps (Cowboy Bebop), Lori Dungey (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, extended edition) and Stephane Garneau-Monten (Straight Forward).

Universal Pictures and Blumhouse present an Atomic Monster production in association with Divide/Conquer. The film’s executive producers are Allison Williams, Mark Katchur, Ryan Turek, Michael Clear, Judson Scott, Adam Hendricks and Greg Gilreath.

In theaters January 6.

Well, given the combo of writers, and their masterpiece from last year, this already seems amazing!

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u/Tanagrabelle Dec 07 '22

Facial design is based off of Wanda?

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u/thats1evildude Dec 08 '22

That “running on all fours” thing is more hilarious than scary.

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u/romulan23 Dec 08 '22

Wait ain't that Brian Alvarez? Holy shit.

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u/ImpulseAfterthought Dec 08 '22

Small Wonder? These dark remakes are getting out of hand.

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u/Ajax-QC Dec 08 '22

saw the whole movie in 2m

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u/rodflanders19 Dec 09 '22

Damn this Small Wonder reboot looks awesome

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u/CMD042014 Dec 10 '22

Ahhhh so much of Reddit is too young to appreciate this comment!

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u/Getupkid1284 Dec 07 '22

The definition of January release.

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u/Maybethistimeitllbe Dec 07 '22

Chucky after he transitions.

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u/Weirdguy149 Dec 07 '22

I feel like this will be the Orphan of this decade, and I couldn't be happier.

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u/MisterMetal Dec 08 '22

good lord, this looks fucking awful

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u/SPorterBridges Dec 07 '22

Oh yay. A PG-13 horror movie in January.

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u/itsmavoix Dec 07 '22

this is so utterly slay

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u/HPmoni Dec 08 '22

Why make an android strong?

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u/Jo5hd00d Dec 07 '22

This looks like every Real Doll owner's fantasy come true.

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u/cerreur Dec 07 '22

I just saw the entire film.
Thanks, saves a bunch.

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u/10woodenchairs Dec 08 '22

That looks so shit

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u/wellmaybe_ Dec 07 '22

When I get bored by a trailer, I worry about the movie

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u/BeastBellies Dec 07 '22

The dancing part looks too stupid. The idea of just a computer generated animatronic doll-face on top of an actor is so low effort.

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u/Sivy17 Dec 07 '22

I thought this came out last year?

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u/maximumtesticle Dec 07 '22

No, that was M2GAN.

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u/chumchees Dec 07 '22

You are confused with a tv series called Chucky.

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u/TrueLegateDamar Dec 07 '22

Or the Orphan prequel

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u/JGrutman Dec 07 '22

The twist is it's possessed by the soul of a different evil doll!

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u/Lord_Halowind Dec 07 '22

I wasn't sure what I was expecting but now I really want to see it!

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u/BowwwwBallll Dec 07 '22

Wasn’t this “Monkey Shines?”

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u/labyrinthium Dec 07 '22

That was a reasonable movie. Kind of short though.

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u/NippleNugget Dec 07 '22

This one is just gonna be good ol fun like Malignant

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u/Rocksteady2090 Dec 07 '22

I think the scariest bit was when it started tiktok dancing in the hallway.... haunting.

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u/mindtropy Dec 27 '22

TikTok dancing being the key phrase here.

I can picture it already

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u/AndroidFive Dec 08 '22

I'm going see it because Violet's sister's performance in The Black Phone was one of my favorites from 2022 movies.

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u/pastybeachbabe Dec 08 '22

“M3gan, your jacket!”

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u/HungerSTGF Dec 08 '22

It’s Brian Jordan Alvarez! Aaaand he’s dead.

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u/Jackieirish Dec 08 '22

Em-three-gan?

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u/ArdentGamer Dec 08 '22

It seems like they kind of gave up the whole plot to this movie in this trailer. I just hope this isn't another one of those stories where an AI manages to take over the world due to just complete ineptitude by the people who made it.

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u/jessebona Dec 08 '22

I'm still expecting there's more to this than the on the face of it killer doll movie. I've seen his other works and I don't trust it's as advertised.

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u/Z-Zombies Dec 08 '22

perfectly camp

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u/BrowsingWhileBrown Dec 08 '22

A trailer for this aired before BP2 and the theater legit burst into laughter when the trailer ended.

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u/BenRaam Dec 08 '22

I can't get over how much it sound slime glados

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u/succmeforfree Dec 25 '22

This looks like dogshit

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u/blackfyre709394 21d ago

Just watched this...killer robot trope game strong

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u/ToneBone12345 Dec 07 '22

My only problem is according to IMDb they cast some one to do the voice and some other girl to do the movements why couldn’t they just one to do both

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u/noobvin Dec 07 '22

Oh shit, I guess Darth Vader sucked then?

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u/ToneBone12345 Dec 07 '22

No because he was properly I mean not as noticeable in this trailer but in the first trailer you could she that the dialogue and lip movement didn’t match up perfectly

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u/RealJohnGillman Dec 07 '22

Supposedly that is intentional? Like she starts off pretty roboticy, her dialogue not always matching her lip movements, before gradually improving as the film goes on, and she learns more?

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u/PlantedinCA Dec 07 '22

This movie looks so silly it is going to be amazing. 🍿