To our knowledge there has not been a clamoring for Big Momma 3 since Big Momma's House 2 exited theaters five years ago. Nevertheless, Hollywood has delivered it to us, without advance screening for critics.
Posted 02.18.11 by reelz
"...kind of a drag when it resorts to frantic slapstick and tired action-comedy tropes, but modestly engaging during stretches that suggest the project would have worked better as an exuberant musical."— Joe Leydon, Variety
"...won't likely disappoint fans of men-in-drag comedy but doesn't offer much that's original or funny."— Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"...a sad excuse for a cross-dressing sequel."— Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Thanks a bunch, Tyler Perry. Your antics in old-lady dress-up have inspired Martin Lawrence to literally drag his worst franchise out of the closet and back onto the big screen, cheaper and more lazily than ever."— Luke Y. Thompson, E! Online
"It's a true rubber-necker's delight, a comedy so inconceivably tacky that it will make you question whether or not you're laughing at the film or with it."— Simon Abrams, Slant Magazine
It's been four years since Big Momma's House 2 graced theaters, but after earning $138 million at the worldwide box office, a third trip to the make-up chair was in order for Martin Lawrence. In Big Momma's: Like Father, Like Son, Lawrence's character of FBI agent Malcolm Turner joins forces with his stepson Trent (Brandon T. Jackson) and goes undercover at an all-girls performing-arts school after Trent witnesses a murder. The latest trailer for the movie shows that, if you enjoyed the previous Big Momma's House movies, you won't be disappointed. watch the trailer >> Posted 11.05.10 by Ryan
After stints as an undercover grandmother and an undercover nanny, FBI agent Malcom Turner (Martin Lawrence) adds "undercover housemother" to his resume in the upcoming Big Momma's House 3. An acting and plot stretch, for sure.
This detail comes courtesy of a recent casting notice. Apparently, Big Momma is hired by the Headmistress of the Atlanta Girls' School for the Arts. Why exactly the school needs an undercover housemother remains to be seen. There's a quick mention of Malcom trailing Russian mobsters, but are they working out of the school?
One thing is clear, though. Lawrence won't be the only one appearing in drag. Included in the casting notice, is this gem:
NOTE: Trent and Charmaine are the same character. Must be able to sing, dance, and rap.
It seems Malcom's stepson is all grown up and getting into trouble. Now a "17-year-old aspiring rapper," Trent witnesses a murder by said mobsters and is forced to go into hiding at the arts school. Should we take this to mean that Jascha Washington can't sing, dance, and rap? Or that he doesn't want to perform in drag? Posted 01.13.10 by reelz
Okay, we all thought from the beginning that Martin Lawrence waddling around in a fat suit in Big Momma's House was a cheap, inferior rip-off of Robin Williams and his antics in Mrs. Doubtfire. And we know that lately (and always?) Hollywood has been cranking out sequel after remake after sequel, completely shirking any whiff of originality. But we probably have to give the studios some credit: at least they're being blatantly transparent about it.
Cinema Blend reports that 20th Century Fox made an announcement that not only will there be a Big Momma's House 3, but the studio is hiring the very same screenwriter who penned Mrs. Doubtfire! Wow, and we thought they were at least trying to act like the whole thing wasn't a rip-off.
Yes it's true: Randi Mayem Singer will give us the third installment of latex-laced mediocrity. No word yet on a director or any cast members, although it would be hard to imagine they'd make it without Lawrence. We'll let you know when we hear more. That is, if you actually want to know more. Posted 09.04.09 by reelz