• by Wes SIngleton

Boo 2!: A Madea Halloween, D-

Rated PG-13, 110 minutes

The dreadful new Madea comedy, "Boo 2!: A Madea Halloween" is the tenth Madea film and a sequel to last year's hit Madea film "Boo: A Madea Halloween." The only good thing about the Madea films is that from a business perspective, its maker, Tyler Perry, knows her audience too well and plays directly to them. From a filmmaking perspective, though, it's close to unwatchable and an excruciating experience for those who may not find Madea funny.

Madea (Perry), Bam (Cassie Davis), Viv (Chandra Currelley) , and Hattie (Patrice Lovely) take a vacation to a campground with their family members to keep an eye on Madea's lovely great neice Tiffany (Diamond White) , who wants to party with some frat guys for her birthday, all unaware that the grounds are haunted. When monsters, goblins, and the boogeyman are unleashed, Madea and company must fight it out with them.

"Boo 2!: A Madea Halloween" is written, produced and directed by Perry and is a scary experience all right, in how scary bad it is. Rushed, sloppy and terribly unfunny, it's nothing more than a series of episodes with a few of the central characters, a few of them played by Perry in addition to Madea, sit around and make lewd jokes. You'll find little more than the usual shtick and antics of the central character, who charmingly and memorably carries this film as she does all of her films, though it's still hard seeing how she can be a role model, given her mouth and questionable behavior.

Since Perry plays several characters, which is only highlighted by the bad camera angles, editing and even dubbing that goes on throughout the film. Perry stages these scenes so badly you have a sense they're trying to say something, but you're unsure exactly. The set up is similar as before, as Madea and her hapless troupe trying to protect her great niece, this time traipsing across a supposedly haunted forest.

It's hard that this would be worse than the first film, but "Boo 2!" manages to do that, and you'll be looking at your watch more than once wondering when it'll be over. Meanwhile, Perry and Madea will be laughing all the way to the bank. Not worth it unless you're really, really, really a fan of this.

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