Thursday, March 19, 2015

A Haunted House 2 (2014)

Number Rolled: 86
Movie Name/Year: A Haunted House 2 (2014)
Genre: Horror
Length: 86 minutes
Rating: R
Production Companies: Baby Way Productions, Automatik Entertainment, IM Global Octane, Wayans Bros. Entertainment
Executive Producer: Stuart Ford, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Tony Roman, Steven Squillante
Director: Michael Tiddes
Writer: Marlon Wayans, Rick Alvarez
Actors: Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Gabriel Iglesias, Missi Pyle, Ashley Rickards, Affion Crockett, Steele Stebbins, Rick Overton, Hayes MacArthur, Dave Sheridan, Cedric the Entertainer, Kurt Carley, Tom Virtue, Kym Whitley, Gregg Wayans

The events of the last movie are in the past and Malcolm has moved into a new haunted house with his new family for the sequel.

I’m so happy I rolled this movie. That means it’s in the past and I never have to see it again.

I want to be very clear. I stand by my review of the first movie. Hard-ass critics need to keep their hands off of parodies. They need to stop judging the genre by other genre standards.

That being said, by parody standards, this film still sucked.

I don’t care about the story line, because that’s not what parodies are about. Any hint of a storyline is based on reference, that’s part of the parody equation. Jokes are the big part of the genre, the part that really matters.

A Haunted House 2 felt like it took the first one, did the same jokes without any attempt at updating, and slapped a sequel label on it. As a result we got stale jokes, no laughter and not even an attempt at shock value.

At one point during the film I guessed the next two lines of dialog correctly.

Terrible. Just terrible.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 8%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 46%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 3.4/5
Trust-the-Dice Score1/5

P.S. Unnecessary sequel is unnecessary.

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