Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Adam Sandler’s New Bomb: “Grown Ups 2” Scores a Zero So Far


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.



Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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