Updated: Jul 19, 2021
The 67th review!
I've been wanting to see this movie ever since it came out in theaters because the trailers were really good and it actually looked scary. This might be a little rushed because I'm up against the clock worse than yesterday. Today I watched the long-awaited
Let me start off by saying the ghost of Mama was really well done. Her look, the sounds she made, and the way she moved was flat out scary. And to find out that Mama isn't totally CGI, but a guy who can pop out his joints is awesome. So, movie starts out husband kills his wife off screen because he lost a lot of money in the financial collapse. He ends up finding a secluded cabin and prepares to kill his kids before himself when something shows up and gives him what for. Five years later, people find the kids and they're almost animals. But the whole time there was something there that they called "Mama" watching over them. So the uncle takes them in and Mama gets a little salty about that.
A lot of this movie was really tense and nerve wracking, the little girl especially is pretty much an animal. She was one when it happened so being alone in the wilderness is all she knows and it's very believable. The other girl gets domesticated pretty quick but the movie wouldn't have been as good if she spent the whole movie growling at everyone. The way the kids warm up to Annabel and she to them is actually touching.
If I had one semi gripe, it's the ending. It's a bit eh for me. I guess that's to be expected because Mama is a ghost and the movie never gives her a weakness. So unless Sam and The Dean were there I don't see how it could have ended differently. Another thing that Becca pointed out, in this movie when people wanna go investigating, they always do it at night, seems odd to go exploring in the woods at night.
I have four minutes left so let me say this, the ghost is scary. Her movements are perfectly creepy and if you're looking for something scary, I don't think you'll go wrong with Mama.