Review: Madea’s Witness Protection
When I went to the “Madea’s Witness Protection” movie premier hosted by “Blaque Magazine”. I had no intentions of reviewing the movie. It was mid-week and I just wanted to go chill and relax but when I got there a certain lady by the name of Kiki Marli hijacked me and asked that I watch the movie to review it. MXM! Work even in my free time, Imagine!!? (LOL)
I really never know what to expect when I watch a Tyler Perry movie.Sometimes he gets it right, other times he gets it very wrong. The times I feel he got it right for me was; “Diary Of A Mad Black Woman”, “Meet The Browns” and “For Colored Girls”.
The ones he got wrong are just too many to mention; the last Tyler Perry movie I saw almost bored me to suicide; “Good Deeds” so I entered this movie not knowing what to expect and boy did he get it right this time around; this is a thoroughly entertaining and funny movie.
The plot is about a white family that has to move from their plush white suburban life to a ghetto neighborhood (Madea’s house), because the father is running from the mafia and has to turn state-witness so Madea’s house in the ghetto provides the safe haven that the mafia would least think of looking for him and his family.
The movie is filled with a lot of black/white cliché’s that Tyler appropriately makes fun of and what I like about this movie is that like most Tyler Perry movie, it’s not only for the blacks, but has a crossover appeal.
Unlike most of Tyler Perry movies, it’s not as preachy and does not take itself so seriously but do expect the now stundee (I’ve always wanted to use that word) church/ praise scenes that a Tyler Perry movie would not be complete without.
Overall this is a good, funny and wholesome movie that one can take the family out to.
I rate it 7/10
Below are a few pics of the people that were spotted at the premier in Rosebank.
Brian Baloyi and Andle Ncube
Thandy Matlaila and Chris Mapane
Gugu Zulu and Letshego Moshoeu
By Zamani Khethelo