Release date: January 18, 2013
Director: Andres Muschietti
PG-13, 1 hr. 40 min.
Official movie site
Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their mother was murdered. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something still wants to come tuck them in at night. The day their father killed their mother, sisters Victoria and Lilly vanished near their suburban neighborhood. For five long years, their Uncle Lucas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and his girlfriend, Annabel (Jessica Chastain), have been madly searching for them. But when, incredibly, the kids are found alive in a decrepit cabin, the couple wonders if the girls are the only guests they have welcomed into their home. (c)Universal
Mama was fun until it got all touchy feely. Why go there? This is supposed to be a horror movie, so it doesn’t have to have a touchy feely ending. They wanted to make the vengeful ghost sympathetic and she only killed the people who deserved it, but it didn’t work for me.
All the movie scenes happened at night either in the house or in the woods. There was no character development except for the oldest child Victoria and I really liked her. You feel for her, but I didn't feel anything for her sister. There is no acting per say to talk about, the movie just jumped from one ‘suspense’ scene to another. And then there were the moths. That symbolism was completely lost on me. I got nothing.
3 “would someone explain the freaking moths!” Sheep
Sharon Stogner (edit by Kalpar)