|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|
Boo! A Madea Halloween was my first experience with Tyler Perry's Madea franchise, and while the other titles in the series might be shades better, the reality is that I have no real desire to find out.
During my experience watching Boo! A Madea Halloween, I laughed exactly once -- but it was a very hearty laugh. The moment came about 45 minutes into the movie, and I fell into hysterics. Why? Because I had come to the realization that I had spent what felt like a good 15 minutes watching a single scene, featuring writer/director/star Tyler Perry playing three different roles opposite co-stars Cassi Davis and Patrice Lovely. Realizing that I had spent what would be nearly one-fifth of the movie watching a camera bounce around a living room as characters made crude, unfunny jokes about prostates and beating children, I couldn't help but start actually crying with laughter. My mind was simply broken by the idea that this entire sequence actually made it to the big screen in one piece, to the extent that I just about fell into the seat next to me howling.
It's honestly a personal cinematic moment that I will never forget -- but that is the full extent of what I got out of my experience with Boo! A Madea Halloween. Sadly, once I was able to pull myself together I realized my entire capacity for being entertained by the film was drained in one fell swoop, and proceeded to watch the rest of the film in a near stoic state -- my desire for it to just end exponentially rising from scene to unfunny scene.