Who the hell thought this was a good idea? I will never understand the obsession with Big Momma’s House. I saw the first movie, and I didn’t think it was that great. The original made money, so the studio made a sequel, and now we’re in that boat all over again! According to Empire, a third Big Momma’s House is in the works, and Martin Lawrence will once again put on his fat suit and curly wig.
It appears that a writer has been tapped for the second sequel, and oddly enough it’s Randi Mayem Singer, the same person who penned Mrs. Doubtfire. Talk about stretching similar material. No plot details have been revealed as of yet, but we assume Martin Lawrence and his old lady bit will be at the center of it. The first two films in the franchise, (why is this a franchise?) grossed over 300 million dollars at the box office, and it’s going for another 100.
This is just bad news all around. I like Martin Lawrence, I just don’t like “Big Momma.” She isn’t a funny character to me. The ongoing gag is the fact that she’s really a man, who’s 30 years younger than she says. That joke got old for me really quick. Why must we do this again Hollywood? Why?!
Are you interested in seeing Big Momma’s House 3?