Saturday, September 21, 2013
Mama Spoiler-free Review
Is it good?
Mama starts strong but finishes weak.
Is it technically good?
The cinematography is pleasantly professional, clean, and unstylized for the most part, and the special effects are excellent.
The acting is quite good by all involved, including Jaime Lannister, that lady who caught Bin Laden, and a couple child actors who have a lot of ideas to sell.
The film is really good and scary all the way up through the third act, until the resolution/climax… which is overdone and squanders all the horror and mystery that had built up over the rest of the movie.
What does it promise - and does it deliver?
Creepy kids, creepy gross mother issue creatures, and scares - it delivers, but then the ending makes you wish they ended things 10 minutes earlier.
If you liked these, you'll like this: the Ring, the Ring 2, the Haunting in Connecticut.