Wednesday 27 February 2013

Thoughts and musings on "Mama"...

So I went to see “Mama” the other night, which as you probably know has been produced by Guillermo del Toro. Now the plot for this one concerns 2 young girls, who are snatched by their disturbed father and driven out to the middle of nowhere.
They come across an old cabin, where it seems he’s going to do some harm to them, but he’s stopped at the last moment by some unseen force.
Some 5 years later and the girls are found, still alive, but living in a feral state and are eventually placed in the custody of their hipster uncle and his reluctant girlfriend as they try to adapt back to normal life.
However it seems these girls may have had someone helping to keep them alive during their years in seclusion and whatever it is may have followed them back, as the girls exhibit strange behaviour  and strange occurrences happen round the house.
Overall I really enjoyed this, there was some good jump scenes and some clever use off photography showing that someone else is probably in the house with them, without showing what it actually is.
The only negative thing I would say is that some of the CGI towards the end looked a bit cartoonish and I was left a little confused by the ending. If anyone else understood it and would like to explain it to me I would be more than happy to hear from you.
But again, overall this was an enjoyable film. If you liked Sinister or The Pact, you should also enjoy this.
Mama is in UK cinemas now.
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