Mary Blu-Ray Review
MARY stars Academy Award winner Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour, The Dark Knight), Emily Mortimer (Mary Poppins Returns, Lars and the Real Girl), Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (Murder on the Orient Express, The Magnificent Seven), Stefanie Scott (Beautiful Boy, Insidious: Chapter 3), Chloe Perrin (“Single Parents,” The Diabolical), Douglas Urbanski (RoboCop, The Social Network), with Jennifer Esposito (“The Boys,” “NCIS”) and Owen Teague (It, It Chapter 2). The film was directed by Michael Goi (“American Horror Story,” “Scream Queens”) and was written by Anthony Jaswinski (The Shallows, “Kristy”).
Mary tells the story of David (Academy Award Winner Gary Oldman) is a struggling blue-collar captain looking to make a better life for his family. Strangely drawn to an abandoned ship that is up for auction, David impulsively buys the boat, believing it will be his family’s ticket to happiness and prosperity. But soon after they embark on their maiden journey, strange and frightening events begin to terrorize David and his family, causing them to turn on one another and doubt their own sanity. With tensions high, the ship drifts off course, and it becomes horrifyingly clear that they are being lured to an even greater evil out at sea.
The suspense is very well-grounded here and I thought the acting was up to par as far as independent horror movies go. Sometimes when they usually get a name like Gary Oldman involved with the production you can tell if the actor is up for the part of the paycheck. Here he really does a good job of keeping the audience interested in the story. The supporting cast also does an excellent job of carrying the script which can be clunky at times but still exceptional.
As far as the Blu-ray Disc the sound and picture transfer is stunning. There are hardly any extras to speak on which is my only knock on the release.