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Some quality scenes but mostly three movies mixed into one, just made a mess of things. the lost of Robin Harris was huge to the franchise
Wank enough sequel. Few chuckles but overall pig skunk.
Not as funny as the original but hilarious none the less.
Pajama Jammy Jam?!?!?! 5 stars!
Nothing like a dull house party to put you to sleep.
Although House Party 3 was a poor waste of time with the only positive quality being the rap skills of Kid 'n Play, I felt the need for a light buddy comedy and hoped that House Party 2 could deliver.
Still having not seen the first House Party film, I remain unsure of what high standard I should be comparing House Party 2 to. In comparison to House Party 3 it stands up because of the fact that there is more of a story and the jokes are more random, yet this is still not enough to make it a good film. There certainly seems to be more of a sense thatpeople are genuinely trying, but if one thing is clear it is that they are not trying hard enough. The jokes in House Party 2 are uncreative and feel like they were pumped directly from re-runs of saturday night live then loosely sewn together into a movie. There is a certain level of energetic charm that comes with the film and the presence of Kid N'Play, but all it did was make me wonder even harder how the first House Party film could actually be so popular. House Party 2 was such a lazy sequel which put its characters in a situation with potential and then diverted them into an overly repetitive series of situations which came up short on laughter.
House Party 2 is a problem mainly because of how lacklustre the plotting is.The title of the film implies that the focus will be heavily on a house party, but that is not the case. The idea is not mentioned until long into the film, and by that point there is little time left. The actual house party barely ends up being much fun. It is relevant to the story, but it isn't enough of a party because the film focuses instead on all the subplots and characters that have had their own tales happening up until that point in time. House Party 2 is overplotted but underwritten and bereft of clever jokes or appropriate focus, and while it may have some moments of charm to it, it is thoroughly inconsistent and unintelligent as a film. I expecteed it to be rather dumb, but dumb fun was what I was hoping for, To a certain extent I could see the dumb fun in it, but as a whole directors George Doug McHenry and George Jackson take the entire project too seriously and put way too much focus on plot while ignoring the need for more comedy or rap music. There wasn't a moment during House Party 2 that I actually laughed at, and while there were moments where I smiled or realised the comic potential of the film's intentions, it was all just a wasted effort. Whatever made the House Party series once good is not present in House Party 2 which would cause viewers to wonder if the first one was actuall any good in the first place. I still remain questionable how the first earned such critical acclaim while the second two House Party films are so clearly unfunny. House Party 2 cannot disguise the fact that it is simply a pathetic drama which tries for jokes but does not try hard enough which resorts in an inconsistent series of juvenile antics loosely tied together by something that George Doug McHenry and George Jackson attempt to pass off as a story.
House Party 2 is marketed as another star vehicle for Christopher "Kid" Reid and Christopher "Play" Martin, also known as the rap duo Kid n'Play, but they don't end up being the source of much humour in the film. The story surrounding them takes itself so seriously that they are characterized more as dramatic figures than anything. There is so much seriousness in the story that goes on around them and so when the jokes attempt to transition into the film they do not reach their destination. In this sense, Christopher "Kid" Reid and Christopher "Play" Martin are given no characters and no conceivable material to work with which ensures that their success in the film is null. Their presence may welcome fans and their performances are half-decent in terms of approaching the material, but it is poor material. They are stuck with a dead script in House Party 2 which gives them no chance to bring laughs to the screen or interact with any characters of interest. They are a likable pair who share a fair chemistry whenever thye are on screen together, but as a whole they end up having little relevance to the humour in the film as they each get their own story line which is tied into the dramatic nature of the film without being covered up by the unfunny attempts at humour. None of the problems in House Party 2 rest on the shoulders of Christopher "Kid" Reid and Christopher "Play" Martin because they do genuinely try to follow the directions in the film, yet the movie itself remains consistently directionleses, lifeless and humourless. It is a waste of their talents as much as it is a waste of the viewers time. Still, die hard fans of Kid N'Play might find some joy in seeing Christopher "Kid" Reid and Christopher "Play" Martin take their iconic screen roles on once again. Either way, they still deserver better material because they are able to deliver performances which seem genuinely dedicated and maintain some level of spirit which does pay them credibility.
Martin Lawrence is the funniest actor in House Party 2. Considering how far his career has come since this film, it is interesting to look back and see his earlier work. His over the top energy brings some life and humour into the film which is important considering how bereft of humour the film actually is. His natural hardcore comic persona brings some much needed spirit to the film while it dances around other oppurtunities. Martin Lawrence is a welcome presence in House Party 2.
So House Party 2 is a laugh-free film which wastes the talents of Christopher "Kid" Reid and Christopher "Play" Martin with a lack of energy or any sort of passion whatsoever.
While there the first film had perfect comic timing, heart and energetic dance numbers, this sequel, along with its successors, feels more manufactured and heavy handed (though well intentioned) with its themes on education and empowerment. Plus, the wacky direction/sound effects didn't help either. But, the movie is still funny enough to try to overcome its flaws and the dance/music number are as energetic as ever.
movie with really deep thought! 90s style makes some people look pretty fun, but really great meaning make movie good!
I wanna see this movie
Takes everything great from part 1 and flushes it down the toilet. This movie is boring, the characters are uninteresting, Kid N Play have no screen presence. The party is the last 15 minutes of the movie. The only redeeming factor is "Jamal" and even he can't act. This movie sucks and part 3 is even worse.