I know I’m late to the soiree on this one, but due to the generally negative response this has gotten from all of you beautiful people, I put this wayyyyy off until I could find it for free. The other day I gave it a watch and I was having a good, creepy time with it… Chastain was doing pretty awesome and looking good about it, the kids were creepy and the shadowy bumps in darkened rooms were almost chilling. And then – well – let’s not put lipstick on a pig and just get this out there – the first time they actually showed Mama I LOL-d. I mean, really?? That’s the best they could do??
I think they made a terrible decision to use a CGI ghost Mama. And just look at those fingers. What the fuck? WHY?? Why didn’t they use a real actress with make-up?? I think she showed up about half way through and the rest of the movies was ruined for me. And then the end was so stupid I couldn’t get over it.
I mean, I got past the fact that when they find the kids out in the cabin in the woods they look like this:
And the fact that they’ve been eating nothing but cherries their whole lives and that they go to their new home and eat bugs, but this??????
I just couldn’t get over myself with it. It was absolutely a complete show stopper. I really wanted to like this too. I wanted to come back and say, “What’s all the fuss about? This was good. That scene where the kids go running up the stairs was awesome! The dude from Game of Thrones wasn’t that bad. C’mon, this was good.” But I can’t say that. This movie disappointed me to the point of no return and I can’t recommend this at all. The only good thing about this movie was Jessica Chastain running around the house in a tank top.