THE PLOT THUS FAR
Madea’s neighborhood takes a turn for the worse when a foster mother moves in with her unruly kids.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Madea’s Neighbors from Hell” is the latest in the filmed versions of Tyler Perry’s stage performances. Nothing strikes as funny, as having a really tall drag queen perform Ethnic theater for the masses. Basically, the show is about a foster mother moving in with her bratty kids. It takes Madea to show up and put the fear of God into these monsters, then they learn what it’s like to grow up closer to Jesus. Expect a lot of that.
Tyler Perry is a force to be reckoned with, but he’s not exactly a talented one. It doesn’t take a whole lot of ability to find a market and then exploit the living hell out of it. That’s what has been powering most facets of the entertainment industry since the days of Hal Roach. What one can do is find a way to tell stories to those markets that also offer as an entry point for other groups to learn more about these people. This material is nothing more than the kind of theater productions that used to fill the community theaters that always seemed to be next to the Icecapades as a kid. I still have that same distance with the material, so I’ll leave it at that.
The DVD comes with a Digital HD copy and behind the scenes featurette as the special features. The A/V Quality is pretty strong for a live performance shot in standard definition. It’s not like HD could’ve done anymore with what they had. The Dolby track carried well and that works out for the elderly. In the end, I’d say to pick it up if you’re a fan of this.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!