Lionsgate made the announcement on Thursday that Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween is set for release this coming October. The film will be directed by Perry from a script he wrote and will follow Madea as she and her friends on the run from monsters at a campground.
The original Boo! A Madea Halloween opened last October and was critically trashed but managed to do reasonably well at the box office for its modest budget due to a successful marketing campaign.
I saw the original film earlier this year and I have to say, it was drudgingly terrible. The jokes fell flat, the performances were terrible, and the film altogether was a bore. That’s coming from someone who was genuinely excited for the film after watching the trailer. I thought the camp level would work well and the trailers featured some interesting moments which actually brought me in. But the film was trash.
Am I excited for a sequel? No.
Because Tyler Perry doesn’t learn. He has had some great acting moments, but his films and plays are a big piece of mush and he shows no abilities to take feedback and develop his skills. I will be spending my money elsewhere. Like, literally anything else.
But what do you think? Are you excited for Boo 2!? What did you think of the original? Let me know/ drop a comment below!
-Kyle A. Goethe