A Haunted House 2

No matter what the production listings say, A Haunted House 2 is a Marlon Wayans movie and the budding franchise will rise and fall based on the comic energy and will of Wayans, along with the aud

No matter what the production listings say, A Haunted House 2 is a Marlon Wayans movie and the budding franchise will rise and fall based on the comic energy and will of Wayans, along with the audience’s willingness to step up to the box office and pay for the ride. After confronting his ex’s demons, Malcolm (Wayans) starts off fresh with his new girlfriend (Jaime Pressly) and her kids only to realize that maybe he’s the one with the paranormal baggage. Not-so-subtle pop cultural criticism — interracial dating, racial profiling — joins the broad swipes at the new breed of found-footage horror. Opens wide April 18. (R) Not screened in time for review