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Discussion in 'General' started by fceurich39, May 7, 2013.
seen it came out on dvd and Blu-ray today was just wondering if anybody seen it???
I really enjoyed it. Great visuals, scares, and surprisingly strong performances from the child actors. The ending is not something I thought I'd ever see in a PG-13 film. Recommended.
I thought the concept had a lot of potential, but that two kids who raised themselves in the woods for five years were hurried into the care of a ridiculously unqualified couple killed the overall vibe. Plus, most every scare was a jolting sound effect, which is always a copout.
Isn't this a fifteen minute film stretched into a feature length remake?
I did not absolutely love it, but I dug it enough to buy the Blu-Ray.
It had a very fairy tale quality to it which made some of the CGI more tolerable.
I was able to immerse myself in the fantasy of it and enjoy it for what it is.
Nothing too shocking or horrifying, but a unique concept pulled off with flair.
Jessica Chastain was good in this, and much less grating than in Zero Dark Thirty, at least for me.
I would recommend it.
Thought the film was well done. Both my daughter and I enjoyed it. Also it was well enough received that Scary Movie 5 made fun of it within months of being released. Certainly worth viewing.
It's well directed and acted with some standout scenes.The ending was a bit more literal (in terms of the effects) than I would have liked but the windup is effective.Well worth a look.
Watched it for the second time tonight and it has really grown on me.
The originality of the concept and fairy tale quality mixed with the genuine sense of pathos makes it a very unique film.
I thought it was pretty good, and definitely had a few genuinely creepy moments. This is probably a film where I'll see "more" subtle background details upon reviewings.
The child actors were exceptionally believable in this too.
I just posted my review to my blog:
Watched this last night and I thought it was great. The plot crumbles at the end but by then I was already sold on it. Great film for people who liked Ju-On.
Also, I couldn't find any threads on it but The Woman In Black with Daniel Radcliffe was excellent. A hell of a lot better than I hoped it would be. I hope Hammer makes more films of this quality. Great set pieces and effective scares.
Strangely enough, both of these films steal a scene scare from The Eye. Both were very effective.
All right, I'll add that Radcliffe film to my queue. RELUCTANTLY.
I suppose I'll have to add this to my Netflix queue then.
Funny you mention The Woman in Black, as I just watched that a few weeks ago, and also got the same impression: better than I imagined it would be for a PG-13 horror film. They went to the "surprise" jump-scare way too many damn times, but there were a few sequences that were genuinely unsettling.
Watched Mama over the weekend. It was ok, but I think The Woman in Black was a far better "PG-13" horror film. The one thing that Mama really had going for it was the dream sequence midway through the movie. That was downright unsettling. Rest of the movie was just "weird shit appears on the wall". I think more could have been done with it. I'll watch the short film on the Blu Ray before I send it back to Netflix, maybe it's an idea that only has about 15 minutes worth of material in it, not an hour and forty.
This movie was good, not as good as Insidious or Sinister but decent. The ending was a bit drawn out but the story itself was very good. The sisters were compelling as "real sisters" should be. It was well worth the time invested.
I really hated this movie. It wasn't scary at all and the CGI didn't help.
I thought it was good until the end. Plus I was hoping MAMA would look more frightening.
Mama was just okay to me. I thought it was a bit on the ridiculous side, I really didn't like the ending at all either.
The child actors were quite good. The effects were also good I thought, and I liked the literal brokenness of Mama. It was creepy.
The ending caught me off guard as a bit more brutal than I expected, and it was one of the few "solve the puzzle to stop the ghost" plots that kind of worked for me. I usually hate those.
If the end surprised you then you mustn't be familiar with DelTorro's films. There's usually always a tragic twist to the story at the end. It didn't surprise me at all.