01 November 2015

Mama, 2013 - ★★★½

I enjoyed this Del Toro production a lot more than Crimson Peak which I saw earlier in the week. Mama throws everything in the horror bucket at the screen and a lot of it sticks and works quite well. Unfortunately there's a lot that doesn't work. The visual effects aren't up to scratch especially for the non supernatural elements such as the rain and car accident near the start of the film. Throughout the film far too much is revealed that would be better left hidden which seems to be a huge problem with so many films. The ending is a mess which doesn't really make much sense but it's nice that it is slightly unconventional when it easily could have been.

November 01, 2015 at 02:40PM

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