I love that man! Tyler Perry takes his most famous character to the stage. It was such an innovative idea for a “movie”. It was my first exposure to Madea. They replayed his NPR interview with Terry Gross on Friday because ‘Alex Cross’ was being released on DVD. That reminded me to check out Madea. I also got ‘Madea’s Family Reunion’ while I was at Family Video.
If you were like me, and had never seen Madea before, take your misconceptions and toss them out the window. It’s clean, it’s funny, it’s relevant. In this stage play, you’ll see a couple of hours of Christian, family friendly, message driven entertainment. After the actual play portion, there is a stunning song and dance series where you get to meet the cast. The DVD closes with a string of interviews from audience members who watched the play live in Atlanta.
Those interviews are one testimonial after another from people who love Tyler Perry and appreciate what he’s doing to break loose from the absolute crap Hollywood puts out. Perry also puts new faces and new ideas out there, and creates this huge gulf between himself and Hollywood. I have a better understanding now why the daggers came out about Alex Cross. He is a HUGE threat to the status quo.