Adam Sandler’s endless parade of bad movies is getting longer this weekend. “Grown Ups 2” has scored a zero so far on Rotten Tomatoes. Sixteen (16) reviews have gone up, but they are all very, very bad. More are coming, things won’t get much better. The film was held from critics until the last minute because the studio, Sony, already suffering from “After Earth” and “White House Down,” is hoping Sandler’s illiterate fans can’t read and won’t care about the reviews.
Of the seven notices posted so far, two are from Variety and THR. Variety says: “Among the slackest, laziest, least movie-like movies released by a major studio in the last decade, “Grown Ups 2” is perhaps the closest Hollywood has yet come to making “Ow! My Balls!” seem like a plausible future project.”
Long ago I stopped watching the Sandler movies. They are unbearable with a few exceptions. I liked “The Wedding Singer.” And he was interesting in “Spanglish.” I loved “The Chanukah Song” from “Saturday Night Live.” But that’s it. Kudos to the brave reviewers who sat through this mishegos.