A Haunted House 2 (2014)
That was an excellent one.
best movie i've ever seen.
Fun premise, good actors, bad writing. This film seemed to have potential at the beginning but it quickly devolves into a trite action film. Ultimately it's very boring.
The movie turns out to be a little better than the average. Starting from a romantic formula often seen in the cinema, it ends in the most predictable (and somewhat bland) way.
And we are back one year later with a sequel to Marlon Wayans' 'A Haunted House 2', which is the funniest film of the year so far. Like the first movie, Wayans and crew parody the 'Paranormal Activity' films along with some of the horror flicks that were released last year including 'Sinister', 'The Conjuring', and 'Insidious 2'. For those of you who missed the first outing, don't worry, yo won't need to catch up, but I suggest you do as it's as funny as this sequel. After 'Scary Movie' and Wayans parted ways (there is a jab at that issue in this movie), the comedic icon took a different approach with this new franchise.He made it a hardcore rated 'R' comedy that relied more on vulgar comedy rather than the silly 'Naked Gun' type of silliness. And it works on all levels as there are enough laughs for three movies packed into this one. This is definitely the Marlon Wayans show with this sequel. The man has proved time and time again that he is a comedic genius and has great comedic timing in every performance he gives, and with creative control over these films, he really just goes all out for it. If they were to give Oscars for comedy, Marlon Wayans would win them all.Some time has passed since the first film where we now see Malcolm (Wayans) and his girlfriend Megan (Jaime Pressly) and her two kids in a new house where things start to go wrong and get very funny. At first, the doll from 'The Conjuring' shows up in the house and instead of being scared of it, Malcolm has a vivid sex scene with the doll that puts to shame the sex scene in 'Team America: World Police', which is no small feat. The daughter receives a Dibbuk box ('The Possession') that starts to release giants moths and possess her with some spirit. Meanwhile, Malcolm finds some old home videos from the previous owners of the house where it seems some sort of demon tries to kill the family in a series of unsuccessful murders ('Sinister').It all comes to a hilarious conclusion in the basement of the house with an exorcism with returning preacher Father Williams (Cedric The Entertainer), who delivers comedic gold every second he is on-screen. The two paranormal researchers from 'The Conjuring', who here are played by Missi Pyle and Hayes MacArthur, don't show up till later in the film, add to Wayan's comic stylings nicely. Meanwhile, there is a bit of fun racial humor with Malcolm's new neighbor Miguel (Gabriel Iglesias), as the two hit up every Mexican and Black joke in the book. Wayans even manages to throw in some characters from the previous film in this sequel for good measure.Wayans has conjured up a hilarious sequel that I found myself laughing at from start to finish. He is joined by a great set of supporting actors who are completely on par with his mission in bringing his unique brand of comedy to the big screen. If Wayans can keep this trend up, I welcome many more sequels to come in this outrageously funny 'Haunted House' franchise. You won't laugh harder with another film all year.
Which isn't saying much of course, but still. Especially if you consider the movies it parodies. Conjuring and Sinister were both great, Annabelle not so much. Of course the doll involved here (which is abused as much as possible, a thing you might find funny or not) has another name (close to Annabelle), not that you wouldn't know which doll it is supposed to be, from the likeness alone.Mr. Wayans does hold back on anything, which will either delight you or appall you. Hopefully you'll find a thing or two to chuckle. One scene that did it a bit for me, was the one with the pump. It was almost (!) Monthy Python style. But it's one moment of very crazy silliness. On the other hand you get meta(?) jokes, such as "Scary movies are not any good without the Wayans" (I'm paraphrasing here). Not sure if you agree with the statement or think it's funny, but this is what you get ... and who knows, if the DVD/Blu Ray is successful, you might get another one of those ...
I just saw this movie on Netflix. What a waste of time I did not enjoy this movie at all.This movie was a sequel to the first Haunted House movie that I actually enjoyed. This movie was not even funny I had to even pretend to laugh at certain moments of this film. Because I have heard these jokes so many times most of the jokes in this film were very cliché. I heard these types of jokes countless amounts of times. I found it very hard to laugh throughout this movie. This movie made jokes about many different groups of people like African Americans, Hispanics, Catholics and more. Jokes that I have heard a multiple amount of times. This movie was supposed to be a spoof to the paranormal activity films just like the first haunted house but this is the first sequel I here they could possibly be making another sequel. Hopefully it will be better than A Haunted House 2.
The movie is the sequel of the last year's well known horror film parody by Marlon Wayans. It could have been guessed easily, because if we were talking about scary movies", than the name of the Wayans brothers come into everybody's mind immediately. For me they form a duo, only whose face is enough to being seen on a movie poster to get myself excited about the actual production. It was also the same situation with this movie, but the final result has ended up with a medley packed with hard mix of emotions.Marlnon Wayans is still hilarious for me, and I think it will never change. Overall I consider the movie a really good entertainment, however the notorious comic actor has some really weird moments when he successfully managed to not poorly exaggerate and overdo his role. Sometimes when something was humorous at the beginning turned out to be a vigorous effort by the end, which is often delayed in time. So it felt to me sometimes, that it's primary purpose was to lengthen the runtime of the movie. So occasionally we can laugh on some scenes at the beginning, but after a short time that smile starts to get faded away, even though the scene continues which was intended to be funny.The casting crew has changed a little bit. For example Wayans has an other girlfriend who is just as annoying on the big screen (and untalented) than the previous one. However, she's a perfect choice for an aesthetic element (most likely it was the goal of her role). The children do not appear on the screen so often, which made me really happy initially, because personally speaking I'm not really keen for the young actors. Buti n this movie, when the young boy was just about showing up for a minute and saying a short monologue, a loud laughter erupted from me. I really rarely say that to a child actor, but I think he did a remarkable job!In addition, the range of characters extended with a Mexican-style amigo (who plays Wayans neighbor by the way). He's become my favorite after his first appearance on the screen. I was infatuated with listening to his non-sense spiels, and I've just loved him creating more and more amusing sentences within fractions of a second.Otherwise the funny scenes of the movie were very similar to what we could experience in its predecessor, so if you liked the first one you'd probably like this one about the same. I think they overdid the sex-related gags a little bit. 2 or 3 are even funny, the 5th is not so, but after the tenth the production is about getting really dull and monotonous. However, the film is not too long, so it doesn't leave us enough time to get bored.Overall, the movie is not worthy for the standard created by the classic Scary Movie", but I consider it a perfect evening entertainment, if you simply wanna have fun.Rating 5/10Thanks for spending your precious free time with reading my review! Hope you liked it!