February 17, 2013
Saw this last night and for the most part I thought it was okay. It has lots of jump scares and atmospheric special effects, but that's not enough to make a scary movie good for me. I think most of the funny business came from the character of Lily and her feral delights.
As other reviewers have said the actions of the characters didn't always make sense. It was like they went and brought back in all the things you shouldn't do in a scary movie that will get you killed or hurt and put that in Mama.
I liken it to The Ring and The Grudge with little kids and no other major surprises. It was most similar to The Ring. They tried to change the plot with a different ending, but I don't know, it just fell flat for me overall. See it if you like Del Toro's films and being scared silly...and I do mean silly.
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