When a movie is as critically reviled as "Grown Ups 2," the reviews can wind up being more entertaining than the movie.
The comedy sequel "Grown Ups 2," starring a returning Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade, is (at the time of this post) all the way rotten, according to RottenTomatoes.com. It has been considered so foul that its rating actually bottomed out to zero percent fresh ahead of its July 12 release.
The critics outdid themselves coming up with ways to say that they hated this follow-up to 2010's "Grown Ups," which made $40.5 million its opening weekend and went on to earn $162 million domestically.
That box office haul is probably a good explanation as to why we're seeing a sequel, but The Wrap's Alonso Duralde couldn't help but ask the question, anyway.
"The best that can be said for this who-asked-for-it sequel is that ['Grown Ups' actor] Rob Schneider didn't return. ... [T]he rest of the cast ... are comically outgunned by an inflatable raft that literally pops up in two scenes," Duralde said. "'Grown Ups 2' is hackneyed, overlong, blisteringly stupid and a waste of everyone's time. If there must be a 'Grown Ups 3,' let it star the raft."
Aside from the poor jokes, it doesn't help that "Grown Ups 2" is light on plot. Sandler once again plays Larry, a middle-aged father and husband with a collection of middle-aged friends he's known for years.
Larry decides to move his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up and, since the bond between the men is the point of the franchise, Larry's group is quickly together again. For some reason, they spend time facing off against a band of younger frat bros led by Taylor Lautner.
All of this happens, by the way, after an opening scene during which a deer urinates on Sandler's face. For Variety critic Andrew Barker, that was actually the movie's highlight.
"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," Barker said.
The Hollywood Reporter tried to avoid any hyperbole by admitting that "it would be dishonest to call 'Grown Ups 2' the most repellent high-profile comedy in recent memory. But that's largely because few moviegoers have memories kind enough to have already erased 2010's 'Grown Ups.'"
The New York Daily News' Elizabeth Weitzman, meanwhile, tried to find the silver lining, giving the movie two out of five stars.
True, the movie "gleefully embraces lowbrow crudity," is filled with "grade-school jokes" and is lacking "an actual storyline," but on the bright side, "it's certainly no worse than 'Grown Ups.'"
Will you be daring to see "Grown Ups 2" in theaters this weekend?
So are they going to make a new grown ups 3
We need a part three because it was good and Lenny is have a baby so that's why we need a part three. "GROWN UPS 3".........
That was a real movie.
They are in happy marriages
I believe we forgot this one.
i think grown ups is a good film its brilliant for kids and teenagers its funny and you dont get that many funny films anymore and just watched grown ups 2 and let me just say all you haters need to get a grip it was funny and a good film and i can not wait to see if there is a grown ups 3 as there will be a new baby i think the films are amazing so if you dont have anything nice to say then dont say it at all, in this day and age all people want is to see horrors crime and action films what happened to the good funny films, so as of a rating to the sequel id give it a 10/10 and will be purchasing it when its on dvd and can not wait to see if they make a 3rd one.
correct and they have s-x.
What Hollywood genius decided "Hey, let's make a sequel to a crappy movie that should have never been made in the first place !" ???? The only one I feel sorry for is Salma Hayek for appearing in this drek ! She should have walked away from this crap-hole of a sequel.
and i feel bad for your mother having to birth you
who's babysitting hacking hoe...
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Making someone feel bad does not work here and never did.
GO AWAY PIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was annoying, but still not as annoying as the fat fingered s.l.u.t. that we all know you are. With a fcukin gross va-gina.
On my way too a **** movie...good night
Adam Sandler is another one....have you seen those arms lately...makes want too M*******E right on this table..
Yep Amanda is ready for jumpin...
It can fight all it wants....nobody cares.
i'm going to go see this movie twice
I didn't write that. IMPOSTER ABOVE!
Tracing your IP addfress now.... not long till i find you.
Almost gotchya. You wont be doing this for much longer S.C.U.M.
I just jhope you catch a serious illness – hopefully one where you lose both your hands and can no longer type your FCKNG BS on here! DIE!
Yes and your incessant postings on here are a sure sign of obsessive behaviour. I recomend syanide pills for you.
You are a worthless human being. A dog sh!t has more to offer than you. You are a plague on thisa earth and i pray that you are just one person.
Just kill yourself. Please.
Over the last 18 plus years, 99% of the Adam Sandler movies I've watched have been hilarious! I don't think anyone who is putting the movie down actually saw it. Plus most of the comments here are not even related to the topic.
I actually saw the sneak preview on Tuesday,and I will say this:I see hundreds of movies on free passes,some because I want to,and others because I would probably not pay to see them,so I may as well check them out for free. I think this might have been only the second movie in my life I have actually walked out of the theatre on. I made it to about the 45 minute mark and just gave up...it wasn't funny at all (and I have a ridiculously low bar for comedy) despite all of the big comedy names in it.
Wow the film was so bad even Rob Scheider wouldn't come back for it... that tells you enough! But this still doesn't explain the A list comedians in this film! Why are Selma Hayek, Chris Brown and the blonde guy from that magazine show in this? Wierd.
Wants it out.
Adam Sandler's new movie is seriously just a close up of his rectum as he pushes out a fecal log. It goes for 55 minutes.
Sorry, I lied, there's two shots – one is the extreme closup of his A.N.u.S. and the second shot is of his screwed up face as he wrestles with the excr-ement inside him. A must see.
WHAT GUY DEMANDS TOO HIS GIRFRIEND YOU BETTER PUT OUT OR ELSE...NEVER HEARD OF THAT
I MUST BE IN LALA LAND
try not too wear that stupid pony tail in your hair today
Wierd, I thought David Spade commited suicide!? Guess not. This movie looks craptastic. I suggest they make the third installment claymation – except with feces. Poomation if you like. "Turdies" – a lovable family of turds who were flushed into the labrynth of sewers before reuniting in a fecal castle. Rated PG.13.
Adam Sander is a very funny person and talented.
And the Kardashians are refined and dignified people.
Kardashians are in their own bubble who cares.
Hahaha very funny DDoeJack. Even 11 year old kids think his jokes are lame. He is a lump of feces with a hat and some googley eyes stuck on. He has no talent, especially not for comedy, he has no brains, no heart and no balls. He is really like a lump of turd with a fishing hat placed upon it.
Wear something presentable this evening....blush....asluym comments...hacked into capital one
It couldn't be any worse then Jack and Jill. :)
The only redeeming part of the first one was Jamie Chung in a bikini. Aside from that, this was total dreck.
Amen about the Jamie Chung in a bikini. I love her!
Baba Booey Baba Booey Baba Booey Baba Booey
I'm waiting to see Grown Ups Z.
What I can't understand, is why Salma Hayek is in this film? It can only be for the money. She doesn't appear in many, if any, A grade movies, but instead, she deigns to appear in something like this. Beautiful, talented woman wasted on this drivel. Oh well... as they sing in Cabaret... money makes the world go 'round!
And that's not even a good excuse (the money) because Salma Hayek's husband is worth more than all of New York.
Can't wait too see this movie...love david spade ...hysterical comedian.
Pure money grab. The B list of actors and crappy/unoriginal comedy makes this ... ah who cares. I wouldn't even pirate this movie if I had the opportunity.
Who's the babe in the picture? I'd watch it just for her.
Dude, that babe is like, seven years old, you perv.
I'm not sure. For some reason, I'm having trouble focusing on her face.
@tracie- Did you really just say that publicly?
It wasn't the real tracie.
The 'real traci' is a 37 year old man, fat and balding, who lives in his mother's basement.
And like the pedophile who posted this garbage....traci has no taste or sense of humor.
Nothing clever, funny or tasteful that I have ever read.
What did she say? I missed it and I think they deleted her comment!? :(
Sokman, as tracie, made a comment about the little girl sitting her husband's face.
Wow. Sokman – you're dancing on thin ice here....
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noBODY CARES ABOUT YOU OR YOUR STUPID RAMBLINGS. WE WOULD ALL BE BETTER OFF IF YOU JUST DISAPPEARED.
NOBODY LIKE YOU, YOU ARE FAT AND STUPID AND YOU BLOG ALL DAY ON HERE YOUR NONSENSICAL BS. NOBODY UNDERSTANDS YOUR SH!T OR DO THEY WANT TO. YOU NEED TO STOP AND LEAVE. tHIS BLOG USED TO BE FUN BEFORE YOU CAME ALONG AND RUINED IT. I HATE YOU.
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