While some viewers may enjoy the jump scares that are used in the horror sequel, the movie scenes seem randomly pieced together with no purpose to the story. The jokes also aren’t funny, so it’s no surprise this is considered the worst Madea movie and earned three nominations at the 38th Razzies.
This continuation of a storyline from “Meet the Browns” should’ve delivered the laughs, but it fell short instead by pulling a "Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan” and taking forever to get to the titular location. The audience was expecting more prison shenanigans, but by the time Madea goes to prison, the movie is halfway over.
A funeral in real life isn’t enjoyable to sit through, and it’s the same with this movie and its dull plot. While it was originally intended to be Madea’s send-off, the reviews were so negative that Perry reportedly decided to bring back the character in Netflix’s “Madea Homecoming.”
Based on the play that introduced Madea, the Taraji P. Henson-helmed movie version is more serious than the usual light-hearted and fun Madea-centric films. Perhaps that is why the audience rating is low, along with the fact that Madea doesn’t have a lot of screentime.
Ranked slightly higher than its sequel, viewers will enjoy the film’s banter, gags, and silliness. The highlight is seeing what scares no-nonsense Madea, as she is frightened by ghosts, zombies, murders, and — worst of all — frat boys.