Grown Ups 2: Film Review

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At this point in 2013, I have but two regular assumptions to make about people who voluntarily venture to see an Adam Sandler movie: either they are actual 12 and 13 year old mall rats or they simply don’t mind throwing away their hard earned money in the hopes of bolstering the American economy. Their sanity and artistic sensibilities be damned.

So yes. Grown Ups 2 is the disaster you expect it to be. It’s as lame and dumb and numbskulled a movie as can be imagined. If you saw the original (which made hundreds of millions at the box office, by the way) then you know that the story is about four middle aged men that have been friends since high school reuniting to . . . tell bra and fart jokes to each other. This is when they aren’t complaining about their wives – who happen to be Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, and Maya Rudolph. (Aside: please bring me one heterosexual male who would complain about being married to these women. Please do.)

So here’s to hoping this proves the final disaster in Adam Sandler’s long string of laugh-free comedies. He can still act (sort of): just not in an ‘Adam Sandler Movie”.

  • ErikColquitt

    I love all these guys, but Adam lost touch with who his audience is Years ago.
    In every film he plays a Rich guy bitching about some Assinine Shit that makes Zero sense to the average guy,
    ( case in point in Click he used a remote control to Fast Forward thru Sex with Kate Beckinsale )??
    Who on Earth would want to FF thru something like Plowing thru THE hottest woman on the planet?
    Replace Kate with ——— insert Hot actress here and you have an Adam Sandler film Circa 2004-2013.
    In all of sandlers last films its the same guy over and over again.
    His last role that ” connected ” with us was Big Daddy.
    That was 1999 folks.

  • johnconnor777

    people who willingly pay $10+ to go to see an Adam Sandler movie are hopeless

  • Obsidio

    The guy has to do something. He’s filthy rich, why not have fun working with your friends and hot babes? He’s capable of much better, (Reign O’er Me, Punch Drunk Love, etc), maybe he should release this stuff at half price tickets.

  • Spanglylovesheels

    I am sure there is some funny bits in this but I will see if the first one is available somewhere online free since I haven’t seen that one yet.

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