The Valero Verdict: Ma

Welcome to another edition of the “The Valero Verdict” movie review. In this I will give you a quick movie review with a couple of bullet points of which I either liked or disliked. I will end the review with rating of the movie and a short overall thoughts.

On the docket today, Ma, the Octavia Spencer led thriller.

  • Octavia Spencer: When I first saw this trailer, I was all in because Spencer looked genuinely deranged. She truly was a very creepy, very weird and truly evil person in this movie and she knocked it out of the ballpark.
  • The Script: They dropped the ball. Period. Spencer really couldn’t carry a lackluster script to the promise land. The writing was rather lazy and it really felt like they just gave up on the third act.
  • The acting was horrendous. It was very campy and very bad.
  • There was a few “jump scares” that really come out of nowhere in this film. I will see they really “startle” you because you are so bored.

The Verdict:

* 1/2 out of ***** gavels

If you had me select one surprise under the radar home-run for the summer, I would have picked Ma. The trailer knocked it out of the ballpark and the movie arrived and it was just brutal. They wasted an amazing performance from Octavia Spencer with a very lazy 3rd act that seemed like it was to just set up a sequel.

Should You See It?: Absolutely NOT. Want to see a real horror movie? Wait until June 18th and buy US, that movie was perfection. I haven’t been this disappointed in a film since Glass.

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