"Sloppy, Crude Horror Comedy"
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MEET THE BLACKS 2 is sloppily made, with cheap-looking special effects and dialogue that seems mostly improvised. There’s very little in the way of a coherent plot flow, just a manic series of scenes jumbled in a way doesn’t make coherent sense. Despite the movie’s frequent crudeness and cheap look, the two male leads, Mike Epps and Katt Williams, somehow manage to draw some chuckles with their absurdly spirited performances. However, it’s a case of too little, too late. The constant lewd language and behavior, and brief nudity, in MEET THE BLACKS 2 will turn off media-wise moviegoers of all ages.
THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR: MEET THE BLACKS 2, a thoroughly unnecessary sequel to 2016’s MEET THE BLACKS, which only made $9 million and would never seem to be a movie that would become a franchise, follows the titular family as they relocate and find themselves living next to a mysterious house with a pimp vampire running a house of ill repute. Sloppily made on every level and constantly crude in both its construction and its content, MEET THE BLACKS 2 occasionally elicits some chuckles due to the manic energy of its lead performers.
The prior movie was a feeble spoof of THE PURGE series of films, as the Black family (a family that’s black racially as well as by name) moved into a white suburb and found themselves having to fight overnight to survive among their secretly hostile new neighbors. The new movie finds the Black family relocating to the Atlanta area, where father Carl (Mike Epps) works on a book about his experiences depicted in the first movie, until he finds that there are mysterious neighbors moving in next door.
A neighborhood spy named Snitch says he’s seen the neighboring house entered all night long, but that no one ever seems to move on the property during daylight. Carl and his ne’er-do-well brother-in-law Cronut (Lil Duval) vow to find out what’s the story with the new neighbors, whom they soon come to believe are vampires running a house of ill repute from their property.
The lead neighbor, Dr. Mamuwalde (Katt Williams), soon uses mind tricks to try and steal Carl’s wife and teenage daughter away and use them for his dark purposes. Carl teams up with Cronut, Snitch and other hapless neighborhood residents to try and save his family before they are turned into vampire prostitutes. Will he succeed?
MEET THE BLACKS 2 is sloppily made, with cheap-looking special effects and dialogue that seems mostly improvised. There’s very little in the way of a coherent plot flow, as Director/Co-Writer Deon Taylor jumbles together a manic series of scenes in a way that often doesn’t fully make coherent sense.
Despite the movie’s frequent crudeness and cheap look, Mike Epps and Katt Williams somehow manage to draw some chuckles with their absurdly spirited performances. However, it’s a case of too little, too late, and the movie’s constant crude language, occasional shots of sex and brief nudity make MEET THE BLACKS 2 a movie that media-wise moviegoers of all ages will want to avoid.