Release Date: In Theaters now.
Country: Spain & Canada.
Written by: Andres Muschietti and Neil Cross.
Directed by: Andres Muschietti.
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nelisse, and Javier Botet.
Mama is a top-notch Horror flick that had us engrossed in its creepy shenanigans from the get-go... and then the ending happened.
The Fast & Furious on ice, he loses control and the car and slides off of a cliff, crashing into the forest below. He and his daughters trek through the snowy woods and take refuge in an old abandoned cabin, where he whips out a gun and prepares to finish his murder-suicide plan... until some creepy spirit shows up and drags him off into the woods. The ghost then gives the terrified little girls a cherry, because, why not.
|Creepy kid is creepy.|
|She's also learning to scream again.|
|Worst babysitter ever.|
Mama is a feature length adaptation of Director Andres Muschietti's short film of the same name. At times it feels as if the concept of that short was stretched out a bit too much to make it feature length, but for the most part the movie works well. If nothing else, it feels earnest and real, and its atmosphere did a great job at sucking us in, and making us forget that CGI ghosts aren't all that scary. Mama was pretty creepy at times, and genuinely compelling overall.
Is there an actress that is hotter (career-wise) than Jessica Chastain is right now? Between Mama and Zero Dark Thirty, the girl owns the top two spots at the Box Office right now, which is no mean feat. She's great in this movie (although her character annoyed us at times), and it's not hard to see why she's such a hot commodity. Nicolaj Coster-Waldau is no slouch either; the guy rules on HBO's Game of Thrones, and as a film star, he's just as compelling. We also can't forget to mention the little actresses who played the girls in this movie, because they were great in this one too.
|"A Lannister always pays his debts, bitch."|
|Next time, no close-ups.|
|The interpretive dance scene.|
Jessica Chastain kept her clothes on in this one. She's just too big of a star now to be running around naked anymore, we guess. For shame.
|Those are not the eyes of a good girl!|
Hollywood's hottest Gingers starring in a Horror flick like this, because it shows that she's cool people, as well as being really hot. We just love us some Jessica Chastain.