Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Mama (2013)

Director: Andrés Muschietti. Cast: Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier. 100 min. Rated PG-13. Spain/Canada. Horror.

A stupid, fun and funny old-fashioned horror film, with ghosts and haunted houses and shock shots at a rate of one every five minutes; you'll jump at plenty moments that have no place in a story that makes no sense at all. One of those movies that Guillermo Del Toro probably produces in his leisure time just to have some fun. Signs of not only a sequel but also a prequel are in abundance. Merely good for a fun weekend night scare with family and friends - although it is enjoyable to see what a flexible actress Jessica Chastain is.

Mo says:


  1. Is this one of the formulas in movies: that when a character sets out in broad daylight to go someplace, however near it is, they will always end up there in the middle of the night?


  2. I know! Wasn't that hilarious! It's almost as though the guy made his most sincere effort to make sure he waits outside until it gets dark, then enters the creepiest home on Earth, because he knows the most entertaining way to die is by the hands of the most insanely terrifying witch imaginable. The nerve some people have.