The noise around pseudo-horror film “Mama!” does not subside. Disputes, arguments, swearing, frustration, bewilderment — all continues. Director Darren Aronofsky finally decided to comment on the negative reviews and box office failure.
Recall, a film with Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem at the end of the premiere weekend got on the website CinemaScore, which explores the American audience, a rating of F, the lowest rating possible.
But Aronofsky, apparently, was quite ready for such a reaction. “The interesting thing is that out of the cinema after this film and not give him the “F” is simply impossible. It’s a movie that hits me in the face. This is a complete slap in the face, — said the Director in an interview with The Frame. And we love that. We wanted to make a punk movie and come with it to you. And the reason I did this is that I was damn sad, I felt embarrassed and frustrated and wanted to vent”.
Aronofsky added that all members of the team who worked on the film, knew that he did not win the “popularity contest”. But the Director put into the film a message about global warming, and longed for a response from the viewer: “It’s scary when you talk to people who are educated and-minded, and then face other people who mostly believe in the power of the iPhone, that they can communicate with 35 million people in the blink of an eye, but don’t believe in science in other ways (talking about climate change. — Approx. ed.). You know, it’s as proven as gravity. And believe in them as many people as in gravity. And it scares me. Makes you scream. Yeah, I wanted to scream. And it was my howl”.
That is so pretty confusing Aronofsky explained his impulse to shoot and produce “Mother!” which goes to cinemas from 14 September.