MA Blu Ray Review (Universal/Blumhouse)
MA came out near the same time as Greta so I kinda thought both films looked very familiar after seeing their trailers but I was wrong after seeing both of them in theaters. Yes, both movies feature a crazy older woman dealing with a younger person or a group of them but that’s about it when it comes to comparing them. MA is kinda like a grown up version of Carrie White in a slasher setting, at least towards the 2nd half of this feature when she loses her grip on reality. I honestly thought this was going to be more of a horror comedy but it became much darker than that. Once Sue Ann gets rejected, she turns into a completely different person. That traumatizing past still haunts her & she wants revenge for it. You have never seen Oscar winner Octavia Spencer like this before. Usually, she plays supporting roles but she finally gets the lead here. She goes from sweetheart to psychopath without a blink. She was great in MA & this proves that she can really do anything when it comes to acting. Diana Silvers shines in her first real big role, she goes from innocent to someone who’s willing to change to survive. The talented supporting cast has more than a few familiar faces that includes Juliette Lewis, Oscar winner Allison Janney (Juno, The West Wing, & I, Tonya), Missi Pyle (Director’s Cut, Big Fish, & Dodgeball), & Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6/7, Dracula Untold, & The Alienist) that boosted the overall quality of the production. MA takes a minute to get anywhere but once it picks up, it gets CRAZY! MA is a good villain & she tortures those kids plus others in unique ways. This was better than expected, Blumhouse hit a home run with this one. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!