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Mama: Directed by Andy Muschietti. With Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nélisse. After a young couple take in their two nieces, they suspect that a supernatural spirit named Mama has latched onto their family.

“Horror has been one of the least appreciated film genres nowadays for relying nothing more than the excessive amount of violence and repetitive jump scares, plodding the storytelling by its completely lifeless characters who are ready to get killed. Mama is something else however it still has those horror movie clichés, like those easy loud jump scares and some ghostly pathos, but there is a fascinating concept behind the scares that leaves the audience a beautiful story than just a cheap horror shock. It also has a set of strong performances and solid production. It could have been much genuine in being scary than simply loud but Mama is still one of the great horror films we got in a while.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eUnlike most modern horror films, this movieu0026#39;s ambition is to tell a compelling story. Obviously there is a hidden emotion beneath the concept, but before we get to that, it explores around the characters and the gloomy atmosphere. Rather than throwing a horrific death scene to show fear, it scatters some symbolic objects that indicate the presence of the titular monster. Itu0026#39;s a fascinating trick of manifesting its mysteries and fear. What defy the odds of the genre are the characters. They are not only ought to get scared. This is a rare set of modern horror characters that possesses a genuine soul. The performances handle them terrifically. There is a lot of remarkable performance to talk about but anyway. Itu0026#39;s not only about the scares. It finely balances the drama to the darkness of the story. Personally, itu0026#39;s kind of more interesting when it simply tells the story of the two kids and the Mama ghost even though it features a horror cliché of ghosts telling their past to the central character. In the end, weu0026#39;ll realize the film actually offers more to the picture.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe only largest misstep they had is the excessive amount of loud jump scares. Though, they can be effective at some point. They still used some other ways of scaring the audience, like mimicking the clever horror trick of u0026quot;The Orphanageu0026quot; and letting the character be alone exploring the creepiness going on. It could have lingered on those parts to feel the danger of the characters, but instead they immediately send off a loud jump scare because it works to everyone. The film uses some CGI which made the monsters look a bit awkward but they are decent enough. Everything looks great in general. The cinematography and the production are a total pay off. Itu0026#39;s just beautiful to look at.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMama turns out to be pretty good. At glance, it doesnu0026#39;t look like the kind of horror film we usually thought about but furthermore we get to realize it is beyond than we should expect. The clichés still exists but they are used in a better way. Putting aside those cheap scares, itu0026#39;s a refreshing story that is indeed worth telling. Itu0026#39;s still far from classic but it is also far from generic and annoying like most horror films we get these days. The performances and the filmmaking give more to the experience. Mama is the kind of horror film that abandons the gruesome acts and rather shows its dark aspects in a quite endearing way.”

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