Why is that a headline? Because I famously avoided Tyler Perry's last big release "For Colored Girls." The closest review I gave was quoting other people's reviews, then live-tweeting my friend and logo designer Jada Prather's accidental review of it on Twitter. I've since seen Alex Cross, a film so generic it should come in a DVD with a white label and black lettering, but I didn't fault Perry as a bad actor in that. (Although the physical moments where he had to jump or fight or wield a gun always illicited giggles in me.) Alex Cross was just in that it's script was of made-for-TV quality.
But I want to see "Temptation" for the same reason I wanted to see "The Family That Preys" because the trailers made it look fun even though I ended up wanting to walk out on "The Family That Preys" 15 minutes after walking into it. But maybe this will be tawdry and funny -- both intentionally and unintentionally. Maybe he won't direct the actors like they're in a stage play instead of a movie? Maybe, for once, Perry won't have his weird hang-ups with college educated black women and colorism?
No matter what, I'll report back what I see.
Feel free to rant (or rave) about what Perry production touched you in the comments. My mother actually got too much glee out of snickering over "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" more disturbing scenes. I, personally, live for the horrible wigs Perry puts on men. I mean, that wig on Boris Kodjoe in "Madea's Family Reunion" was like taking Marvin Gaye's ultra seductive "I Want You" and remixing it with some Skrillex to get rid of all that sexy sex appeal and replace it with WTF.