Mother of Tears (Unrated)
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At least, I could stand to watch MoT until the end - often thinking of Argento's past movies and how this is a pale shadow of them. There are small moments in MoT (the timed light switch scene, for example) which remind me who the director is, but they are too short and are never fully realized. Others just feel so ridiculous they made me laugh - not a good thing for a movie that takes itself seriously. The soundtrack is insufficient to elevate the tension and the camera work is competent, but that's all I can say about it.
You would be better off picking some of Argento's previous attempts, like Sleepless, The Card Player, or Masters of Horror - Dario Argento - Jenifer. But MoT is only worth a rental and that only if you are an Argento fan.
I don't want to mislead anyone about this film, so I tell it like it is from my pov of course.
The final say is whatever you think, I am just sharing my humble opinion.
This is the movie that could have been a great finale to a trilogy whose story is epic, surreal and of course frightening.
I realize Dario is much older now, and its obvious this film didn't have a huge budget.
Of course budget size just means the director and everyone else involved should make do with what they can and really stretch their creativity.
I thought the practical effects were well done...the cgi and digital effects not so much.
I say that not just because I personally prefer practical effects, but because everything else looks so cheesy to me.
Of course I have never made a film so I can only say these things from an audience perspective.
Maybe I had my hoped too high when I saw other poor reviews and figured what the heck, lets give it a go anyway.
I am not new fan to Argento, I have been for many years and I think I can say without any doubt that this isn't the worst Argento film, but it comes close.
The things that bothered me were the atmosphere and those silly witches that show up from around the world who all look like stereotypical punk rockers from the 1980's.
This movie just didn't have that mystique that drew me into the first two films, Suspiria and Inferno.
I think Dario is probly a better writer than a director at this stage in life, because I just get the sense that this could have been more sincere and imaginative.
I also sense that the story for the third film was probly bigger than the limited resources could allow, but Dario still could have pulled it off, but in the end it falls kinda flat.Read more ›
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As far as shock and scare value it's a 10. Hallucinatory and dream like typical Argento. You won't be disappointed.Published 27 days ago by Dawn soleri
I thought this was pretty fun. The gore was over the top, the colors were saturated, and the acting was...well, acting. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Robby
Not a bad film, but not as breakthrough as Argento's early work, and certainly not as stylishly or lavishly shot. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Arthur D. Reynolds
Definitely your run of the mill horror film. But it's what we expect, right? Poorly written, developed, and acted. But I did appreciate the attempts at shocking moments. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
A really pale disappointment given the first two films.Published 11 months ago by Jeffrey L. Crooke
some REALLY scary stuff. Only two bad things: how the situation ends, don't want to spoil it by saying why - and that the hero doesn't help anybody...ever! Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
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