HOUSE PARTY 2 lacks the vibrant color, rich use of music and acute observation of black suburbia that distinguished the original film, directed and produced by Reginald and Warrington Hudlin. It nonetheless attempts more depth and scope than its predecessor, while still providing a funky
The slim story concerns the disappearance--courtesy of Play (Christopher Martin)--of $10,000 raised by Kid's (Christopher Reid) church congregation to put him through school. Though largely non-musical, HOUSE PARTY 2 busts loose in a climactic outlaw pajama party to replace the missing funds.
Apart from some clever editing and sound effects--doors slamming THUD! on...