Big Momma’s House 2
February 27, 2011
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Director: John Whitesell
Writer: Don Rhymer
Producers: David T. Friendly/Michael Green
Starring: Martin Lawrence/Nia Long/Zachary Levi/Chloe Moretz/Emily Procter
BBFC Certification: PG
Duration: 99 minutes
Martin Lawrence dons the fat suit for the second time to be in Big Momma’s House 2, possibly one of the worst and most pointless sequels in movie history. On his latest assignment, FBI agent Malcolm goes undercover as Big Momma, and works as a nanny for an unhappy woman who is under investigation for murder. Big Momma’s House 2 is one of those sequels that was purely made to make money and nothing else. It is evident in the movie itself as there is hardly anything funny about this movie at all and everything is so lazily done, it’s almost insulting to the audience. Martin Lawrence was funny in Big Momma’s House but he doesn’t manage to get as much laughs this time around as there is nothing he does that isn’t either predictable or cliché. It’s like the writers of Big Momma’s House 2 decided to make Big Momma do a load of things just to get laughs and, unfortunately, everything else took a back seat. The story is very bad and there’s hardly anything positive you could say about it at all. Big Momma’s House 2 had a laughable script but not in the way the writers had intended. It was awful and completely lazy with the characters being one-dimensional and overall quite exhausting to watch. There were also a few scenes that were quite repetitive, such as the baby climbing on top of things and jumping off, it was hardly funny the first time. Almost everything about Big Momma’s House 2 is repetitive and felt exactly the same as Big Momma’s House, only Big Momma’s House was a lot better.
The entire cast, including Martin Lawrence, weren’t really great in the movie as there wasn’t really much to see in their performances. Watching them, it felt like they were being forced to do the movie and that they’d rather be somewhere else doing something worthwhile. Not once did you feel anything for the characters as they had hardly any personality and they were one-dimensional. It’s crazy to even think that Big Momma’s House needed a sequel but the reason is very clear why they made a sequel. It’s clear through the quality of the movie why it was made, the word begins with M, ends in Y and the filmmakers who came up with the idea to do a sequel saw those signs in their eyes. To even call this a comedy is a joke in itself, a funnier joke than the entire ninety-nine minutes of this poor excuse for a movie.
Big Momma’s House 2 is a clear rip of Mrs. Doubtfire except Mrs. Doubtfire was actually funny and very entertaining and had a great message. As predicted, Big Momma’s House 2 is a big waste of time with plot holes aplenty. There is hardly any plot and the whole movie is just a bunch of unfunny and unoriginal things happening. Also, there is no reason for Malcolm to turn himself into Big Momma. In the first Big Momma’s House, there is a reasonable explanation but with Big Momma’s House 2, there’s none at all. He could have been disguised as anybody. Overall, this movie is an excuse just to make money out of the people who liked the first with the people being the victims of a robbery if they had paid to see this monstrosity.