Director Darren Lynn Bousman certainly knows what elements of the original Mother’s Day
film he wants to pay homage to -- mostly, the details. Gone are the black humor and over-the-top performances (not to mention the shock ending); instead, the Saw II
filmmaker inserts small tributes into what is now a standard sadistic home-invasion thriller. While this remake isn’t incompetent, only an audience that really likes the contemporary school of torture-based filmmaking will really connect with the work. Although the relationships between the antagonists put a slightly interesting spin on the bloody proceedings, this is basically a safe approach -...