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No More Tears

  • May 13, 2009
Fans of Argento should delight in the fact that his Three Witches trilogy is finally completed with the recent opus Mother Of Tears. Sadly, this one has gotten a lot of mixed reviews but I rather enjoyed it despite it's flaws or shortcomings. I mean, 28 years is a longtime to wait for the conclusion but die-hard fans can surely forgive.

A few things to remember. This isn't Suspiria. Nor is it Inferno. If you can get past that, you will probably have a good time. While Argento has made some revered classics which are undisputed in the world of horror, too many fans will be quick to criticize Mother Of Tears for simply not being a repeat of the oldies.

Dario has not lost his touch. Trust me. He still knows proper techniques when it comes to the use of lighting & artisitically can still create some of the most unusual death scenes in the horror industry. Mother Of Tears definitely looks & feels like an Argento film for the most part even though the atmosphere may be somewhat different than his other films as it lacks the cheesey metal/electronica soundtrack & the colored lights are all but gone. This time around, we also have CGI effects which is somewhat uncharacteristic of an Argento film.

In light of all it's minor flaws or it's break with tradition, Mother Of Tears is entertaining & we must give it that irregardless of whether or not we like the new direction.  The story of a young woman tapping into her psychic powers or discovering truths about herself has been done before but Argento knows how to keep things interesting. He employs unique characters whom we can imeediately relate to & root for even when they look almost depleted. The gore scenes are a nice touch here but I wouldn't go so far as to label the film a blood bath nor does it belong on the same shelf as the torture porn films.

All things considered, I think hardcore fans have judged this a bit harshly & should give it another try. I will definitely revisit it sometime in the near future as I thrilled to own the film on DVD now. Ciao baby! 
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May 15, 2009
great write up. I did somewhat enjoy this for the gore and that chick is so hot. I do have rather mixed feelings about it though. It is not my fave Argento flick...
May 15, 2009
No, far from being my fav-o Argento flick either. I prefer Opera, Tenebre, or of course Suspiria. The gore was good & Asia is hot but I'm still baffled as to why she poses nude for her father's films. LOL It's a tad bit disturbing.
November 25, 2009
Dario shot her in a very graphic rape scene in OPERA I think. What is up with Argento?! As for the nude scene here, I thought it was unnecessary, as it jumped from one scene onto the shower scene...weird.
November 25, 2009
Yeah, it is weird. It is creepy to film your kids in the nude or shoot graphic rape scenes. Very weird indeed. Don't know what to make of that but I still can't remember which one had the graphic rape scene. It's been years since I've seen his earlier works so I can't recall.
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Director: Dario Argento
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Release Date: June 6, 2008
MPAA Rating: R
Screen Writer: Adam Gierasch, Dario Argento
Runtime: 1hr 38min
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