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A Mother’s Love is Forever

Megan Varnadore, Writer/Lifestyles Editor

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If you have not seen Mama yet, I urge you to do so!  Guillermo Del Toro really outdid himself, as he often does.  This movie is certainly a contender for horror flick of the year for 2013.  As far as scary movies go, this one was not typical.  Its plot line was enjoyable and relatable and lacked the usual surprise or jump-out-at-you themes in favor of more nontraditional scary movie elements.  I don’t want to ruin the surprise for all you readers, so I will instead take a different approach to telling the story.

I was really, very happy with the plot line. It was not what I expected at the beginning as it jumped right into the confusion, madness, and twisted mind of Del Toro by throwing you into several heart-wrenching moments with two of the main characters, Victoria and Lily. After a short while, it calms down just a bit and introduces you to the other two main characters, Lucas and Annabell, only to pick back up again when we see Victoria and Lily with a bit of a different look and demeanor.

The remainder of the story can bring out an empathetic side of you through Annabell and her struggles with Victoria and Lily, especially with Lucas’ absence. Throughout the movie, my friends and I felt as though we were in the trailers for Paranormal Activity because everyone else in the theater was screaming loudly during moments that were not even scary. It was entertaining, to say the least.

At the end of this strange story, Victoria stays with Lucas and Annabell. Lily, however…well I’ll let you find out for yourself, but I will say this: bring a box of tissues for the ending as it’s quite sad. I have to say that the conclusion to the story was wonderfully done. It really brought about the sense that the night reveals beautiful things that you might not see in the sunlight!

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A Mother’s Love is Forever