|Directed by||:||Tyler Perry||Produced by||:||Tyler Perry, Ozzie Areu, Will Areu||Starring||:||Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely||Production company||:||Tyler Perry Studios||Country||:||United States|
Film Review: ‘Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’
In his career as a writer, director, actor, mogul, and one-man filmmaking factory, Tyler Perry has given us shamelessly over-the-top demon-yuppie melodrama; exuberantly dirty-minded dress-up burlesque; squeaky-clean family soap opera; a rare bid for prestige with his 2010 adaptation of “For Colored Girls”; and, in last year’s “Boo! A Madea Halloween,” his message-movie version of a fright-night comedy. But with “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween,” Perry pushes into novel terrain. He has made a slasher movie, or a satire of a slasher movie, or the world’s most purposefully ineffectual slasher movie, or something. Even if you’re just looking for a Tyler Perry night out, be afraid, be very afraid. (One qualification: Uncle Joe gets some tasty nasty lines.)
On her 18th birthday, Tiffany (Diamond White), the parochial-school heroine of the first “Boo!,” with her normal-girl-meets-Teen-Vogue generic Barbie-doll hauteur, is invited to another Halloween frat party thrown by the geek muscleheads of Upsilon Theta. Perry stages an expository scene in front of the frat house that feels like it takes 10 rambling minutes to establish that, yes, the character of Jonathan (Yousef Erakat), who’s like Vin Diesel crossed with Arnold Horshack, is still on board as Tiffany’s unlikely love interest; and that the party is going to take place at Derrick Lake, a woodsy “Friday the 13th” sort of place where a handful of kids were murdered on a fateful night in 1976.