Last night I supervised the movie Mama. I was actually surprised that it was being shown at work considering that it’s a horror film. Nevertheless, it was shown and I watched it.
Mama is the story of two young girls who are abandoned in a dilapidated building in the middle of the woods and when they were discovered again after several years, they are sent to their uncle’s house to start a new life. But what was the story behind their odd behavior? And were they really alone in that old building that everybody has long forgotten about?
Mama is the kind of story that wants to follow in the footsteps of The Ring (especially) and The Grudge but it was the kind of movie that fell short to live among movies such as Darkness Falls and Paranormal Activity. The director used scare tactics that have been overused and predictable. Throughout the movie, I expected the nightmares and terror to build, both physically and psychologically, but the expectation prematurely imploded with the ending being sub par and unsatisfactory.
If there was any positive to this movie, I would say that it was made because the man who played Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones was the main character who took his nieces after they had been found. But even with that incentive, I wouldn’t recommend watching it. I certainly wouldn’t watch it again. But that’s just me.