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Monday, June 17, 2013

Mama (2013)



Continuing through some of the flicks, I have watched in 2013, I figured out it has been a strange year. Lately, I have been so caught up with the scandals that are plaguing our nation that they seem to have taken up much of my time. More disturbing is the fact that every movie seems quite predictable to me lately. One movie that fell into that category was Mama (2013)


Plot/ Annabel and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were left alone in the forest for 5 years. But, how alone were they?


This supernatural horror flick was better than I expected. An interesting storyline throughout, this movie succeeds due to the solid cinematography and a decent combination of scripting and scares. Of course, it does use CGI, which is some ways cheapens the flick and makes some of the scenes predictable, although, that does not truly detract from the film at all. In the end, this is a dark flick wit solid acting and an atmospheric soundtrack that does a great job adding to the tension. Is it a masterpiece? No, it is not. However, it is one of the better supernatural themed horror flicks to come out in some time and should be seen.


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