I didn't hold out much hope for Death at a Funeral when I first started watching. I was afraid of it becoming another one of those films that relied too heavily on racial jokes and dialogue that consisted of "brother" and Chris Rock's screechy voice. However, I was pleasantly surprised. This film turned out to have as much heart and soul as the original, with plenty of new content to seem fresh. Marsden, who I had lost faith in since watching The Box, put in a career best in this film, and started the ball rolling for a great comedy.
Martin Lawrence, as per recent performances, seems to have become more and more boring, and as such, I felt wasn't a valid character for this film. Tracey Morgan seems to be the up and coming black comedian of late, and he added a great touch to the film. Personally, I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys their comedies - it doesn't take itself seriously at all, and encourages the viewers to sit back and have a laugh at life's little jokes.