'I Can Do Bad All By Myself' Trailer: I Nearly Owe Tyler Perry a Apology

July 22, 2009

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Alright, Tyler Perry. I can admit when I'm wrong. Having witnessed your previous insane, irrelevant posters, I yesterday made the hasty assumption that the most recent poster for I Can Do Bad All By Myself, a parody of the Straw Dogs one-sheet, was "arbitrary and nonsensical ... unless the plot of this film involves Madea fighting off home intruders with hot oil and bear traps."

Well, there's a new trailer today, and while there aren't bear traps, it does open by immediately asserting that there is, in fact, at least a marginal storyline involving home intruders ("I'm Madea, and they're gonna break in this house?!" quips the drag queen). So I guess the Straw Dogs parallel does have some degree of logic behind. Maybe I owe T.P. an apology.

But, on the other hand, the trailer was also filled with Perry's typically bipolar blend of idiotic hey-I'm-an-old-sassy-fat-lady-but-not-really! comedy and there's-been-a-rape! melodrama, and concludes with the hard-to-shake image of Madea breaking the fourth wall and shouting directly at me, so let's just call it even, Perry.

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