Either She's Confronting a Hostile Spectral Force or Just Been Told She Can't Have McDonald's for Dinner: Isabelle NÃ©lisse meets MAMA.
Screw the armed guards in the schools, letâ€™s get some firepower into the home, â€™cause thereâ€™s definitely some malignant stuff going on there. In MAMA, a young couple (Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) are saddled with a pair of literally feral children and have to contend with the challenges not only of raising a pair of kids accustomed to ambulating on all fours, but also of dealing with the malevolent, spectral force thatâ€™s followed them home. Mama donâ€™t go for Fruit Roll-Ups.
Cinefantastique Onlineâ€™s Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons saw the latest in exectutive producer Guillermo del Toroâ€™s attempts to resurrect the classic, moody horror films of the seventies, and come away with an appreciation for the filmâ€™s stylistic visuals and creepy atmosphere, but not so much that they canâ€™t make generous sport of the filmâ€™s plot glitches. And boy, are there plot glitches.
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