Le AnneLindsay's Rating of Mama

Le Anne's Review of Mama

3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes


But to my relief and disappointment. MAMA isn't very scary. It's creepy, and at times disturbing, but it certainly doesn't have that melancholy, haunting, can't shake it feeling of The Orphanage, nor is it darkly sinister. The movie is based on a short story and the thing about all short stories, what makes them work, whether they be ghostly in nature or not, is you go into them without much background, and you leave a short story with a lot of unanswered questions. When a writer, in this case, Neil Cross, Andrés Muschietti (writer/director) and Barbara Muschietti, decides to expand on a short story, it often becomes watered down to a point where it's no longer effective. I believe that's what happened with this film. READ MORE - http://www.tinseltine.com/2013/01/missing-ingredients-mama.html