Holly on Hollywood
by Holly McClure
“Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” is the 10th Tyler Perry “Madea” film that revolves around Halloween. When Tiffany (Diamond White), turns 18 she gets a brand-new Mini Cooper from mom and stepdad – over her dad Brian’s (Tyler Perry) objections. First thing she does is go to a local college fraternity’s annual Halloween party at Lake Derrick with her best friends. But Madea (also Perry) knows it’s a bad idea and decides to follow/spy on her along with Joe (also Perry) and friends – in case anything goes wrong….which of course, it does. Taja V. Simpson, Cassi Davis and Patrice Lovely also star.
The PG-13 is for sexual references, some drug content, language and some horror images. At the party young people start disappearing because of a chainsaw-wielding madman and a pair of creepy twins with crazed murderers on the loose at a spooky campground. Madea and friends argue and curse non-stop. Joe loves to talk about weed (smokes a joint) and makes constant crude references to being a pimp that turns creepy kind of when he tries to flirt with his granddaughter’s teenage friend. There are nonstop sexual innuendos/jokes, and lots of post-production dubbing, where it becomes obvious that words like “bullcrap” wasn’t the original word used. Tiffany is mostly unlikable, selfish and bratty – she lies and cares more about hooking up with a frat guy than staying safe. And Madea isn’t as over-the-top as she’s been in previous movies, which is sad because that’s what makes Madea funny. Even devoted fans will be disappointed by “Boo 2”. Although it has a few moments of laughs and positive moral lessons about parent-teen and grandparent relationships, overall, the flat jokes, running gags and thrown together script – isn’t as funny as it should and could have been.
“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly_McClureHolly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
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