That is enough for me to go ahead and assume that this is at least an informal sequel to one of my favorite B-movies (in style if not prestige) of recent years, Neeson's "Taken." I wrote back in the summer about how much I love the Stone Cold Liam Neeson character and welcome more of it. So rather than educate myself about "Unknown," I will convince myself that's what's going on here--more Stone Cold--and when it comes to video, maybe I'll pick it up and be pleasantly surprised.
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son: I wonder if the Black Community has heated debates over whether the rise of Tyler Perry's Medea character has rendered Big Momma passe. Or maybe the Black Community shakes its collective head each time either character makes another appearance.
As for this installment of the Martin Lawrence franchise, well, I will conceded that many cross-dressing performers have brought laughs over the years--Bugs Bunny, Jack Lemmon, Kelsey Grammer...but I can't see this as anything more than a cash grab. To think I actually kind of liked Lawrence's lower-key performance in "Wild Hogs."
You know, I'd much rather see a "Wild Hogs 2" than a "Big Momma Anything," but I will say this: Of crummy sequels that make me quiver, "Big Mommas" pales in comparison to the true terror looming on the horizon: "Bad Boys 3" in 2012. Let's hope the Mayan prophecies of doom come to pass before that one actually infests theaters.