TYLER PERRY’S BOO 2! A MADEA HAL­LOWEEN

Pasatiempo - - MOVING IMAGES - (Robert Ker)

Tyler Perry’s Hal­loween com­edy takes an hour to get to the scares and stum­bles about in scenes that all feel too long. The surly grandma Madea and her whole fam­ily (many of whom, in­clud­ing Madea, are played by Perry) must travel to a haunted camp­ground to res­cue the clan’s youngest mem­ber, the teenage Tif­fany (Di­a­mond White). This leads to some up­roar­i­ous scenes in which the fam­ily re­acts to creepy kids and chain­saw killers, but the movie could have used more of th­ese mo­ments. Perry is a won­der­ful ac­tor and (usu­ally) a solid writer, but he’s a lousy di­rec­tor — many sit­coms are more cin­e­mat­i­cally staged than this movie. Rated PG-13. Regal Sta­dium 14.

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