Ma is a damn good film. The main character was a woman who carried the effects of a horrible incident back in high school. It scarred her and due to the fact she never moved out of the town. Her trauma tormented her relentlessly. Ma was acted by the talented Octavia Spencer. She was amazing in her portrayal of a woman whose pain causes her to walk down a road filled with destruction and revenge. It was a jarring performance that made me feel extremely uncomfortable. I wasn’t quite sure what her motives were. Once we learned of her painful past it became clearer that someone had to pay.
The script wasn’t as tight as I thought considering Octavia and Tate Taylor’s involvement. However, the film still managed to do a great job with unnerving the hell out of me. I feel that the movie even with the missteps is still a very strong genre film. I like the fact we are seeing a trend of people who are not normally associated to the genre plays a role in creating some of the best films of the year. This is an exciting era. We need more Halloween, Get Out, and Saw films. Hopefully, Chris Rock creates something special with the Saw franchise. Please go see “Ma.” It is one of the best horror films released in 2019. I would suggest you check it out.
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