- Starring: Cedric the Entertainer, Essence Atkins, Gabriel Iglesias, Jaime Pressly, Marlon Wayans
- Summary: Having exorcised the demons of his ex, Malcolm is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, however, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events.
This send-up of current horror movies is a go-for-broke hoot, a hot mess of a comedy that doesn’t have a lick of sense. And knowing that going in adds to the often knee-slapping laughs.
There are lulls to be had here, but there is a smattering of laughs, too -- and some pretty good ones, at that. If, that is, you'll give yourself permission to laugh at Wayans and company's lowest-common-denominator antics.
If A Haunted House 2 is a step up from the previous go-round, it's either because a slightly more talented crew of comic actors are being asked to waste their time or because 2013 offered a better crop of horror films (“The Conjuring,” “Sinister,” etc.) to be lazily parodied.
Apr 19, 2014I really enjoy Marion wayans acting. He is probably my favorite male actor. It's a good sequel to a funny movie. I recommend you see the firstI really enjoy Marion wayans acting. He is probably my favorite male actor. It's a good sequel to a funny movie. I recommend you see the first before this one.… Expand
Jul 6, 2015This movie is very entertaining and doesn't take itself too seriously.
The absurdity may be a bit much for people who take themselves tooThis movie is very entertaining and doesn't take itself too seriously.
The absurdity may be a bit much for people who take themselves too seriously, hence the low ratings.… Expand
May 6, 2014Within the first 18 minutes of the film there were 5 sex scenes. 10/10
Seriously though, this is a great film in my opinion. The humour isn'tWithin the first 18 minutes of the film there were 5 sex scenes. 10/10
Seriously though, this is a great film in my opinion. The humour isn't for everyone, but I liked it. But onto one major flaw: The creepy man you see in the tape on a tree hanging the family who then jumps out at the window is never seen after that. He is seen again on tape, but never in "reality".… Expand
Dec 14, 2014There are certain aspects of it that are an improvement. The sexual humor is still outrageous, but it thankfully never reaches the disgustingThere are certain aspects of it that are an improvement. The sexual humor is still outrageous, but it thankfully never reaches the disgusting and downright disturbing levels the first movie did. The trade off is that the racist humor has been cranked up to 10. It's not a great trade off, but it's the only improvement this sequel makes.
The plot makes no sense thanks to the number of parodies shoved in. It's just a string of random references to recent possession and haunting movies. However plot is the last reason anyone would watch this so it doesn't really matter. What does matter are the jokes. Unfortunately the movie just isn't funny.
There shear stupidity of the movie did lead me to a light chuckle every once in a while, mostly out of disbelief, but I couldn't being myself to laugh at any of it. Dumb racial, sex, and physical humor is repeated throughout, often through the means of the same gag. The problem is that gag wasn't funny the first time.
It's a parody in the vein of the Scary Movie series. However fans of that series, as well as of the first A Haunted House, are probably better of skipping this sequel. It never really brings any laughs and just feels lazy. It's dumb humor that never manages to be dumb fun.… Expand
Jul 31, 2014Now I will admit, much to my shame, that..to an extent, I did enjoy (moderately) last year's sleeper hit parody, "A Haunted House" fromNow I will admit, much to my shame, that..to an extent, I did enjoy (moderately) last year's sleeper hit parody, "A Haunted House" from creator Marlon Waynes. For one, I saw the film initially with my two best friends, and believe me when you are with your friends anything can seem hilarious. Upon a second viewing at home, well.. let's just say, I wasn't as fond the second time around.
Now just a little over a year later, Who..in a million years would think that this crew would see a sequel. I mean we're standing here begging from a sequel to "The Incredibles". Nope we get "A Haunted House 2" and after seeing this film, I have learned one thing.. they will let anyone make a movie. The original "Haunted House" seemed fresh and actually different, a rare parody that only works and connects on certain occasions. Well these filmmakers have lost all their credibility (whatever that was) by plundering over a trash sequel that is loose, boring, and just plain obnoxious. I understand that a film like this is supposed to be goofy, dorky and dumb. "A Haunted House 2" just takes the word "stupid' to a different dimension. While there are just some things you can't unsee.
The film picks up essentially where the original film left off. Malcolm Johnson (Waynes) lives his possessed girlfriend in the side of a ditch, and one year later begins to start his new life. Where, upon moving into his new home, the strange incidents that occurred before, start happening again. Following a send up of recent cult hits like "The Conjuring" "The Possession", and "Sinister".
First off, the running gag of sexually molesting a rag doll can honestly go so far. Yeah sure it worked in the first one with some stuffed animals. Other than a mental image you're never going to forget, and some nightmares, nothing is really there. I swear Marlon Wayans was profusely sweating the entire duration of the film, not to mention he was constantly screaming at the camera. All of the lines looked like they were being read off a teleprompter. I felt like I had been enucleated with a drill and hammer after seeing this film, I needed an aspirin upon exiting the theater. Yikes!. The visual effects themselves were hokey at best. The film was produced for a miniscule budget of only $3 million bucks, and the film was left wide open for a third outing....I can only hope that doesn't happen. Aside from a brief laugh here and there, the writers take washed up jokes that we're hung high and dry in the predecessor, and recycle old material, not only does it never work, the audience is left sitting there wondering what an abysmal waste of time the movie is.
Did we really insist on a sequel to "A Haunted House" heavens no, and when movies like "A Haunted House 2" are released that's when we know why. I respect the whole Wayne's clan, there are some funny guys. The first two Scary Movies were respectable in their own way, and like I stated above. I enjoyed the first "Haunted House". I just don't think a sequel was necessary. Not only that "Haunted House 2" is nowhere on the levels of it's predecessor.. In order for a spoof to be funny, it needs to know the limitations of it's own boundaries. "A Haunted House 2" may stick to the guns, but I just don't know why Hollywood is punishing us. Movies or sequels like this, make me question what movies are being released. Folks. do me a favor, save your money, and don't watch the overly obsessive, mediocre and one-two punch to the gut film. "A Haunted House 2" is a dramatic waste of your time.
By: Nate Adams
Directed By: Micheal Tiddes
Studio: Open Road Films
Release Date: April 18th 2014
Run-Time: 87 mins
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Dec 28, 2014It's official, the spoof genre is dead, gone. Can't come back, can't be funny. What a shame.
Now why did I give this movie a 1 out of ten?It's official, the spoof genre is dead, gone. Can't come back, can't be funny. What a shame.
Now why did I give this movie a 1 out of ten? Because I laughed once. And I feel ashamed of having done so.… Expand
Sep 12, 2014This movie is ridiculous, wasted money ! Don't watch it w your kids - stupid sexual content.
I gave it 30 mins then shut it off.. Waste ofThis movie is ridiculous, wasted money ! Don't watch it w your kids - stupid sexual content.
I gave it 30 mins then shut it off.. Waste of time ..not funny… Expand
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