Release Date: June 21
Starring: Octavia Spencer, Luke Evans, Juliette Lewis, Diana Silvers, et al.
Ma is a pretty straightforward movie. It’s classified as horror, but I can assure you it’s not the type you’d be expecting unless you’re used to Blumhouse’s productions – the firm that brought us Get Out and out captivating low budget horror flicks.
Ma finds its lead in Octavia Spencer. She plays the titular Ma; crazy, vindictive small-town veterinary assistant, who spends her time partying with kids the age of her daughter while executing an almost two decade long vendetta against their parents, her high school classmates.
Sue Ann (aka Ma) is as vindictive as they come. She was the victim of an elaborate prank by other more popular kids in high school, and she let that one horrifying act define her life. At a point, you stop watching and say out loud, all these things Ma does is just because she was tricked into making out with the wrong person. Shocking!
Ma takes off her victims one after the other in the most brutal way possible, but this mostly occurs in the third act of the movie. The first is spent introducing Ma as the kin soul she supposedly is, and the second fleshes out her true, creepy, psychotic nature.
Ma is laden with cliche acting and mostly meagre script. But what it lacks in those it makes up for with Octavia Spencer’s awesome performance.
PS: If it’s any consolation, there’s a flash of Luke Evans’ penis.
Directed by: Tate Taylor
Rinzy’s Rating: 3/5