South Africans can watch M3GAN this Friday the 13th

  • M3GAN will release in South African cinemas on 13th January 2023. 
  • This is slightly behind releases in other countries. 
  • The internet has been abuzz with talk of this movie for weeks. 

Over the past few weeks it has been difficult to be online without reading discussion about the new horror movie M3GAN, and in a few days South Africans will be able to join in on these talks when the movie releases locally.

This Friday the 13th, M3GAN will release to both Ster-Kinekor and Nu Metro theatres. Pre-booking from both companies can already be done by clicking on those included links. Prepare to set aside between R105 and R190 depending on what cinema you choose and the ticket type.

Nu Metro, for some reason, seems to only be offering the expensive 2D VIP tickets at the time of writing, which sell for R185 each. Ster-Kinekor has much cheaper regular seating available at R105 per ticket, but the higher tier Prestige option is also there for R190 per ticket.

Remember to budget snacks into your night out.

“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,” reads the film synopsis.

“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. As M3GAN and Cady develop an unbreakable bond, Gemma grows more and more terrified that the very creation she invented to help Cady heal is learning at an exponential rate…and that M3GAN may be perceiving ‘threats’ to Cady that do not exist.”

The release of M3GAN has been heralded by much positive reception to the campy horror outing with review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes currently awarding it a 94 percent rating from 182 reviews (“Certified Fresh”) and a 79 percent audience score. Metacritic meanwhile has similarly high scores in the low seventies, and only IMDB bringing things down a bit with a 6.7 out of 10.

It will be interesting to see if all this buzz around the overseas will turn into local success, especially with a downturned economy, huge price increases on just about everything and a very expensive holiday season just behind us.


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