Mama Movie - Review
Plot : Killing some of his co-workers and separated by his wife Jeffrey absconds with his two children Victoria (Megan Charpentier) 3year old and Lilly (Isabelle Nélisse) 1year old, but the risky drive on the hill top road takes them down with an accident to the woods. After recovering, they discover a cabin in the woods and plans to take shelter inside. But the distressed Jeffrey intends to kill his two children in cold blood and then commit a suicide. But before pulling down the trigger a ghostly appearance confronts and draws Jeffrey into the dark but the girls somehow survives. Five years pass and an rescue team set up by Jeffrey's twin brother Lucas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) encounters the haunted cabin where they find the two girls alive but their behaviour seems weird. After the serious observation on the two girls in the psychiatric care clinic, Lucas and his rocker girlfriend Annabel (Jessica Chastain) were called up to look out on the girls and were given a big bungalow which is medically equipped. Not long, but weird things start to happen in the house, Lucas is been stabbed down the stairs and is been appointed in the hospital which leaves Annabel all alone to watch the kids. Annabel finds the children playing with someone unknown and imperceptible. What is that indiscernible creature? Is that Mama? What was the untold story and intent behind Mama details the other side of this thriller.
Cast : Megan and Isabelle the two children were splendid on the screen. The in and out transformations and idiom were brilliant mainly in the climax which is heartbreaking and tragic. Golden Globe winner Jessica Chastain plays a contrast role when compared to her previous, she plays bass in a band and tatooted allover. But her character was too stale and artificial and could be shaped in a better way.
Direction : From Andres Muschietti, this is pretty much normal and doesnt have anything to react or frighten on the move. The abrupt moments which were usually expected were low and the cinematography part fails at times. This dont even look like a horror nor a thriller. The story is shaped well with the past lives in 19th century etc. but the main frightening factor is a fail.
Final Verdict : They are many flaws and disturbances in Mama the two kids were superlative but this can be avoided watching in theatres. If you're still pretty much excited wait for the DVD.
My Rating - 2/5
-By Surya Komal aka KM