What is it about a mother that makes her so powerful? Most people believe mothers are influential because we grow in their wombs. A woman does not become a mother only when she gives birth to a child. A mother cares for a child like nobody else can, without caring if she birthed the child in her womb or not. A mother’s love and compassion for her children is more powerful than any feeling in the world. We are not new to the depths of a mother’s love; from literature to history, we have ample examples of mothers who lived and died for their children, for whom they had not sheltered wombs. Motherhood is not all cakewalk – mothers deal with their hormonal changes along with raising a toddler, hormonally high teenager, and weird adult if they don’t grow up eventually. Even then, a mother loves us and would do anything, no matter how impossible it appears, to keep us safe and protected. Can we ever fully fathom a mother’s power and determination to safeguard her child? The trailer for Netflix’s upcoming action thriller “The Mother” will bring this question up at every turn. The revenge-driven action thriller, starring Jennifer Lopez, is directed by Niki Caro. Niki Caro is famous for putting her foot forward to introduce and recreate powerful female characters with several depths in each of them. In her upcoming film “The Mother,” Jennifer Lopez is a mother and a killer. The director very boldly represents how mothers can be both caring and ruthless (for JLo here is an assassin by profession). The film is releasing two days prior to “Mother’s Day” this year, and the audience is already expecting a lot from the film.
Netflix is a Pandora’s Box because it keeps us awake night after night, not only because it has binge-worthy content but also because the content drives away our sleep. Netflix is already gifting us another season of “Bridgeton” this May, and now they’ve announced the release of “The Mother” on May 12.
There is hardly any introduction needed for Jennifer Lopez. She has captivated global audiences since she first appeared on the screen. Her music career has also captivated audiences of different races and ages. She began her acting career at the age of 16 in a small role in the film “My Little Girl” (1986). Her major role was in the 1995 film “Money Train,” which is said to be a box-office disaster. Two years later, in 1997, she appeared as the lead in “Selena,” and the film won the hearts of the audience and critics alike. She launched her music career in 1999 and later went back to her acting career. She has so far appeared in several successful films, and the music makes the audience groove even at their lowest moments. JLo has taken the media by storm for her personal life as well as her career. However, her charm remains unparalleled when it comes to balancing everything so wonderfully for decades. Here are a few of her famous movies: “Maid in Manhattan” (2002), “Elvis: All-Star Tribute” (2019), “Halftime” (2022), and many more. The trailer promises us that we shall see JLo in a very powerful role in the film “The Mother.”
Along with JLo, we have Lucy Paez, the young actress who plays the role of her daughter. We also have Omari Hardwick, Joseph Fiennes, Gael Garca Bernal, Paul Raci, and many other amazing stars. The powerful star is about to deliver amazing power-packed action in the film.
Trailer: What Is It About?
The trailer opens in a hospital where a mother gives birth to a child. Soon, the mother and the baby are separated, and the woman wakes up looking for her baby. A woman, probably from the FBI, informs the mother (JLo) that, for some deal, she had risked the lives of seven FBI agents, who are dead. The woman further tells that any deal with JLo will take the place of her and her organization’s term. He informs Adrain Lovell and Hector Alvarez that they are still free, and that will put her and her daughter’s lives in danger. So she advised her to disappear. Soon the scene turns blueish and cold, hinting at impending danger. The daughter was kept away and was raised by those who adopted her. JLo was well-informed about her daughter. Unfortunately, it is never easy to work with people from the underworld. In the film, JLo plays an assassin. This job role automatically diffuses the safety net among people who are close to her. So, soon we will see that JLo’s disappearance from her daughter’s life did not save her. Her daughter was kidnapped, and the latter half of the two-minute, thirty-second trailer shows us violent actions in breathtaking places. It was the fight of a mother to save her child. We also saw a few bonding scenes between the mother-daughter duo. They bond over guns and fights, which is beyond any conventional bonding. Nevertheless, we are convinced that, besides being a powerful action film, “The Mother” will provide us with unconventional heart-melting moments between a mother and a daughter.
As the film is set to be released two days before “Mother’s Day,” it appears to be Niki Caro’s tribute to all mothers, who are both protectors and killers to save their children.