Now at first glance, you may think that’s Dance Moms Star Maddie Ziegler, but you’d be mistaken.
This gif is from the trailer of a new movie, M3gan, about a lifelike robot/doll that takes her job of protecting her companion to new lengths. The trailer keeps you guessing from the tragic backstory of the main characters, the introduction of our antagonist, and the “unaliving” of innocent side characters in the name of protecting her companion Cady.
But, nothing is more surprising than the TikTok virality of the dancing and ominous tone that is still somehow present as M3gan busts a move to Taylor Swift. This is truly where the genius comes in; stick with me.
The trailer was posted today, October 11th, and even though the dancing and sick moves only last ten seconds, it’s quickly becoming a meme. It’s spreading across TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook like wildfire. Here are some of my personal favorites.
In less than 24 hours, the memes alone have done the work for the marketing team. Within a week, there will probably be hundreds or thousands, and it will be an “old” meme that even your parents have seen.
“Where did that meme come from?” Oh, it came from this movie trailer I saw. It’s amazing you have to watch it!
Not only that, but movie news outlets are eating it up. They’re excited about the film and are ready to see what else M3gan has to offer. Fangoria says…
“There’s not a single thing going on here that doesn’t have us excited… We have nothing further to report about M3GAN at this time, but rest assured that we’ll be eagerly monitoring its journey to the big screen on January 13th.”