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"Got my a** back in the projects. The only place where you get robbed by Santa Claus on Christmas Eve"
on 20 January 2012
The third part of most trilogies seems to be the weakest one, and whilst 'Friday After Next' is undoubtedly good fun, and packed with enough laughs to please fans of the previous two, it's a film which runs out of steam after a clever, often hilarious first half. Craig and Day-Day begin jobs as security guards at the local mall, conveniently the home of their family's BBQ eatery - with its superb slogan "tastes so good it makes you wanna slap your momma". Their working day is nicely put together, as they try to catch the Santa who robbed them at the opening of the film, and Craig tries to keep Day-Day's hilariously overactive attitude to security in check, whilst hitting on the charming, attractive Donna, girlfriend of one of the mall's shop owners. Unfortunately the film goes downhill about half way through - there's a party which goes on for far too long, and the writers seem to have used up all the best jokes and plausible sub-plots, meaning that the gags go from genuinely laugh out loud to pretty mediocre; and there are too many bizarre characters who pop up and disappear in a film which lasts only 80 minutes. For fans of the first two Friday films, there's enough here to make 'Friday After Next' worth buying, but do be prepared for the film losing its momentum after a while.