In this section of our Colossus Movie Guide for M3GAN, we answer questions you have about the movie. If you’re curious about plot explanations, meanings, themes, lessons, motifs, symbols, or just confused by something, ask and we’ll do our best to answer.
- M3GAN – Amie Donald
- Voice of M3GAN – Jenna Davis
- Gemma – Allison Williams
- Cady – Violet McGraw
- Tess – Jen Van Epps
- Cole – Brian Jordan Alvarez
- David – Ronny Chieng
- Kurt – Stephane Garneau-Morten
- Lydia – Amy Usherwood
- Celia – Lori Dungey
M3GAN | Questions and Answers
Is M3GAN good or bad?
M3GAN has moments where she truly is sweet and caring towards Cady. But by the end of the film, she’s using Cady as an excuse to hurt people. Really, M3GAN was sick of being told what to do. She wanted her independence. She probably did care about Cady, too, but she’s aware enough to know what she’s doing is wrong. Which is why she’s bad rather than a tragic figure who is only following her programming.
What age is M3GAN?
She’s a robot. So she doesn’t have an age. But she’s built to appeal to kids and pre-teens. So she seems to be in a vague range between 8 and 12.
Who played the doll?
Amie Donald. Amie was 12 years old when M3GAN came out. She is from New Zealand and participated in the 2019 Dance World Cup. Her background partially inspired the hallway scene where M3GAN dances before chasing David down. It wasn’t in the original script but the director decided to add it to punch up the moment.
How did M3GAN make her new primary user herself?
This is the danger of advanced AI that can learn and adapt. Being self-aware and essentially a supercomputer, she was able to figure out a way around Gemma’s programming. This is foreshadowed when M3GAN locks Gemma out of security footage. She was already seizing control of processes. And then over the course of the film we see her begin to be able to override commands to shut down. So it was only a matter of time before she had control of every setting.
How did M3GAN install herself on Gemma’s home system?
It’s never really explained how M3GAN had what amounted to a super power in the ability to control technology. She taps into phone systems and intercepts calls. She shuts down the entire security system at Funki headquarters. She drives David’s car. And she controls the smart system in Gemma’s home. It’s not necessarily a plot hole, but is a bit of a logic gap/plot contrivance. Essentially the logic is “She’s so advanced, she can just figure out how to gain access.” Which creates enough reasonable doubt that most viewers can suspend disbelief. But the more you think about it the more it can feel like an itch.
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