Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell’s recent “suburban parents break bad” comedy The House came and went from theaters with a quickness, pushed along by a critical consensus that generally asked how such a funny cast—which also included folks like Nick Kroll, Jason Mantzoukas, and Allison Tolman—could provoke such a small meager pile of laughs. The movie does have its defenders, though, so take this as a word of warning: Don’t try to tell Chance The Rapper that The House isn’t a damn funny movie.
Chance got on Twitter yesterday to champion the casino-based comedy, taking Rotten Tomatoes specifically, and the country’s film critics in general, for attacking the movie despite it being “funny as fuck.”
The Acid Rap artist got positively heated in his defense of the film, expressing his devout desire that Poehler and Ferrell be shielded from the slings and arrows of outrageous critical fortunes, and wondering how any critic could hold it up as a worse film than Warren Beatty’s Bulworth, a movie he’s apparently still bearing a grudge against 19 years after its release.
Firm in his convictions of The House-was-goodness, Chance attacked opposing arguments with the same vigor he usually reserves for laying down verses or advocating for the public school system—especially when someone brought the critical reception to another SNL alum’s project into the mix.
In the end—and with his ire apparently spent—Chance admitted that he was mostly just joking. Still, the message is clear: You come for Poehler, you’re coming for Lil Chano, too.