By AMANDA RODARTE
Horror comedy “A Haunted House 2,” brings more frowns than laughs for its offensive humor and poorly written script.
“A Haunted House 2” is the follow-up to last year’s “A Haunted House.” After cheating death and escaping his demonic nightmare, his possessed ex-girlfriend, Malcolm, played by Marlon Wayans, is eager to start a new life.
He starts over with new girlfriend Megan (played by Jaime Pressly) and her two children.
Malcolm is having trouble with adjusting to his new life. Megan’s children are not very fond of him, thus making it impossible for him to feel comfortable.
The children are not his biggest problem.
Malcolm’s past hauntings return, starting with a disturbing relationship he develops with a possessed, eerie looking doll named Abigail.
The demons are taking over his life as well as with his new family.
Writers Wayans and Rick Alvarez attempt to make the movie as funny as the first, but fail miserably. Their direction towards dark humor was a flunk, and was more offensive than funny.
The movie consists of racist humor between Malcolm and his neighbor Miguel, played by Gabriel Iglesias.
Every conversation between Malcolm and Miguel consisted of stereotypical remarks about Mexican and African Americans.
The two characters meet while Miguel is mowing his lawn. Malcolm asks him if he can put Malcolm’s home on his route. Miguel pretends to be offended with Malcolm’s racial comment but gives in and agrees with him, thinking it as a joke.
The movie also acts out police brutality towards minority groups, when Malcolm is arrested for the accusation of domestic disturbance. The intention of making police brutality entertaining was more upsetting than humorous.
Aside from being racially immoral, their attempt at sexual humor was pervasively disturbing.
Malcolm’s relationship with the doll Abigail was frightening.
In the movie there is a long scene in where the doll and Malcolm engage in graphic and indecent relations.
People who are uncomfortable with sexual humor will surely find this scene repulsive.
There are many references to pop culture that fail to hit the mark.
Annoying jokes were made about the entire Kardashian family. Each and every single member of the clan was mentioned; even the family’s new edition Kanye West could not escape the mockery.
The writers also made an attempt to entertain the audience with a tasteless joke about the domestic abuse Chris Brown committed towards ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
There is nothing funny about domestic abuse.
The intention Wayans and Alvarez had for this movie discredits their abilities in screenwriting.
For a funny movie, you’d expect to laugh a few times, rather than having a straight face throughout the entire movie.
The scenes were sloppy and the amount of inappropriate sexual references was overwhelming, along with indecent exposure throughout the film.
“A Haunted House 2” was released last Friday and runs for 87 minutes. It’s rated R for crude and sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violent images.
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