A Haunted House 2
Mike White: While I was watching the glut of parody films that came out last year, I happened upon A Haunted House which was even dumber than Scary Movie V. And, because someone demanded it, now Marlon Wayans is back with another lame duck parody film. It seems that at least 50% of this will be riffing on movies that have been out for less than a year and the other 50% will be jokes about being a black guy in suburbia. And I’ll 100% watch this at home because I hate myself.
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Glenn Criddle: Well as Scary Movie type crap goes this is at least a little toned down(and I do mean a little) but god does it look self conscious. It’s a bit too ‘mad cap’ for my taste and while I do admit a couple of smiles while watching the trailer frankly more than a couple of minutes of this would begin to grate very quickly. I’m not going out of my way to watch this and the chance are I’d always have a better option. Overall it seems very run of the mill and probably not worth too much effort to see.
Alex Jowski: My GOD! This looks bad. I really have no words other than “this looks bad.” Not even like fun-bad… just unentertaining and generally limp. I’m sure others this week will have more verbose ways to express similar sentiments about this movie and I’ll leave that to them.
Martha Page: This is TOTALLY a Martha movie. I’ve not been this motivated to see a Marlon Wayans movie since Scary Movie. There is even an epic chicken fight. I’m totally watching this!!!
Jillian Zuawski: Man, I thought they’d at least TRY to make these look more like the game. Why are video game movies always full of suck?!
Charles Campbell: Seriously, they made a sequel to A Haunted House? This looks absolutely horrible. I hated the first one with a passion, as I do most movies in this whole field that Scary Movie spawned. Won’t it just die out already? Whoops, forgot this is Hollywood we are talking about.
Justin Widerski: Well… I wish I had a better way to articulate myself other then “That looks like SHIT,” but I think that phrase sums it up nicely. I’m not a fan of most modern mainstream comedies, since a good chunk of them are shit, but the parody sub-genre in particular irks me. I’m fine with racial humor, but 70% of the “jokes” in this trailer are racial and predictable at that. Speaking of predictable jokes, the safe gag makes no fucking sense and I guarantee it won’t make sense in the movie either. They’re not even using the found-footage premise properly, they’re just half-assing it. The only time they seem to acknowledge it is when Marlon Waynes needs to mug at the camera, letting you know “Why yes that was a joke.” As for the overly-long chicken fight, if I wanted pissed-off poultry in my movie I’d just watch Thankskilling. I’m going to make an effort to never see this movie, which won’t be hard since it’ll be forgotten five minutes after the DVD comes out.