Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Day 298

movie: Madea's Witness Protection
starring: Tyler Perry, Eugene Levy
genre:  Comedy
year: 2012
format: Shaw Video On Demand

plot: Madea is asked to help a family after they are targeted by the mob, in a company's ponzi scheme. Along the way, Madea's brother believes he's the father of the man in question, and Madea has to pretend she's someone else to get access to bank accounts by the company.

Not the best of the Madea films, nor the funniest.  It felt like it was mis-matched, and not in the fact of it being so on purpose. It just really felt like a low-rung attempt to keep the franchise going.

Eugene Levy could have been great in his role as the scapegoat, but somehow his role came across as not even good. There is a scene where he is in disguise but ends up looking more like a cartoon then anything else, and it's not even funny. 
Had they expanded on the sub-plot of Levy's character being related to Madea and Joe, the sub-plot might have held some more water.
There was just none of the usual Madea flair that you come to expect from this series of films.

What do i think i learned from this film?
You can't take anything for granted.

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