#REVIEW: “TYLER PERRY’S BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN”
Madea is the gift that keeps giving. Hot off the 2016 success that was Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, mashing-up the bankable Franchise’s signature humour with a dash of horror, moviegoers have shown their relentless devotion to the brainchild starring, written, produced and directed by Tyler Perry.
This latest installment in the Series sees Brian‘s (Perry) daughter Tiffany (Diamond White) celebrate her 18th birthday. While she has plans to capture the attentions of a fraternity hunk in Johnathan (Yousef Erakat) after failing the year prior being underage, her dad has much tamer plans in store for her big milestone. Determined to sneak-out to Derrick Lake for a wild Halloween party with her mother Deborah (Taja V. Simpson) helping cover her tracks, Madea (Perry) brings Tiffany‘s secret plans to light after overhearing them talk about them. Still, a defiant Tiffany goes with her friends Leah (Lexy Panterra) and Gabriella (Inanna Sarkis) against Brian‘s wishes. We learn that several years prior, multiple murders had taken place on the lake which is unsettling for Madea who then rounds the troops to get her grand-niece Tiffany out of trouble. Everyone gets more than they bargained for when their arrival on the lake is unwelcome.
One knows exactly what they are getting coming to a Madea movie and what it lacks in plausibility, it makes up for in antics and entertainment. Perry once again delivers the laughs in multiple roles, equally hilarious as drug-obsessed former pimp Joe and also the tough-as-nails Madea. What we do see here more than before is the latter’s vulnerability as she too along with others, fears for her life but this in no way makes the low-speed chase any less amusing. Particularly delightful is Cassi Davis as the clumsy Bam, mastering the physical comedy of her role.
You truly don’t need to have followed the Madea Franchise closely to be able to join-along here. These characters certainly have plenty of history and chemistry to loop you in. Like installments prior, the message still leans strongly to family values even when the family is non-traditional and dysfunctional and perhaps it is telling why so many of us connect to these Films.
eOne Films release TYLER PERRY’S BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN Friday, October 20, 2017.