Ahh, what can I say? It's weak and dry. At times, I wanted to leave my seat. And instead of laughing, I suffered the absence of laughing or even smiling !
To know why it was like that; I have one fair answer to you: The Script. This story is worn away, and the writing didn't spend much effort on renewing it a bit. I recalled (Some Like it Hot) all the way, (White Chicks) for some time, and the original Big Momma's movie; (Big Momma's House), naturally. Though, it isn't bad for a movie to be like older movies, the real bad is being anything else their qualities as well. And that's what this movie pulled off perfectly !
I saw all the events miles before happening, and to add a ton of fuel, the comedy didn't compensate. In fact, I didn't run into comedy in the first place. All what this movie had to make laughs was couple of situations, which you could call, truthfully, nauseating and unfunny !
So there was no new story, new dealing or any comedy. The third alone is sad for a comedy to achieve. Add to that, side bugging notes. To instance: While the sight of Big Momma is horrible, she always finds a man who falls for her. And, this time, the man who fell for her before then knew her secret as a man, does it again ??!! The teacher of the fine art class sure got enough time to know Big Momma's fact as a man, though the movie rushed that moment strangely. It tells a lot that there was something wrong with the comic sense of the movie's directing or editing !
Nevertheless, it wasn't all bad. It had some, rather a few, merits. It preferred not to use the nasty stuff that every comedy nowadays obligatorily has (sex jokes, rude language, and - yes - some farting). Although it contained an unnecessary urinating scene, but thank god it was just one ! Brandon T. Jackson gave so right performance. Dancing with Martin Lawrence, in one scene, was done without any artificiality. And the moment of writing a song during the first date was inspired and sweet. However these were the only "original" moments of this ceremony of failed rehashing !
I was sad the most for Martin Lawrence. That guy assures, with many movies, that his mentality is poor. Look at him choosing no daring project, no original idea, one after another. And he just doesn't work it out smartly. Thus, here, I messed him on screen. There was no actual funny stuff for him to perform, and clearly he didn't come up with a material of his own. This is one of his least enjoyable comedies. The thing is, you can say the same about most of his comedies lately !
I have always said that Lawrence doesn't have it to do pure action, drama, romance like his fellow Well Smith. But according to movies like (Big Momma 3), I knew that he doesn't have the clever mentality of Smith too ! So he must learn himself a lesson and think twice, or think, about the scripts which he selects, since there is nothing uglier than non funny comic star !
The problem of (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son) isn't about having no originality with the formulaic plot; it's about having no juice inside this formulaic plot, as if the writers didn't have time to make any creative situations or amusing lines (I bet, this movie doesn't make its own makers laugh !). So with another script, or true script, it could have been comic and memorable. Because being the way it is, makes it a disposable movie to be watched and forgotten. Dully watched and quickly forgotten to be precise !
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