By Jessie Schirrick Posted February 26, 2013
Many citizens of Winnemucca lined up at the ticket booth these past few weekends in order to see the hot new horror film “Mama.”
The movie is about two young girls (played by Megan Charpentier and Isabelle Nelisse) who are abandoned in a cabin in the woods by their father after he kills two of his business partners and their mother. The girls are left in the cabin for five years until their uncle’s search crew finally manages to find them. By this time they have adopted a supernatural guardian or “Mama” to protect and defend them. When the girls are reintroduced to the real world they struggle a little bit with adjusting as Mama becomes jealous of their new parents (played by Nikolag Coster- Waldau and Jessica Chastain.)
I actually found the movie to be quite entertaining and thrilling. The movie did have some comical aspects mixed in as the younger of the two sisters often walked on all fours in a slightly eerie manner. The depiction of Mama was also very interesting and grotesque, which is accredited to the director of the film, Guillermo Del Toro. Del Toro is rather notorious for such bizarre characters. Del Toro did direct “Pan’s Labyrinth,” after all.