'Grown Ups 2': Really, who asked for this sequel?
July 11th, 2013
05:31 PM ET

'Grown Ups 2': Really, who asked for this sequel?

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?


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  1. ximena lagunas

    So are they going to make a new grown ups 3

    November 9, 2013 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. serenity jones

    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".........

    August 14, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. AnnMarie-Marriage

    That was a real movie.

    August 4, 2013 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
  4. Golden Girls Couch

    They are in happy marriages

    August 4, 2013 at 5:09 am | Report abuse |
  5. Doc her hacks for this week

    I believe we forgot this one.

    August 4, 2013 at 5:09 am | Report abuse |
  6. what is that stupid token thing please? explain

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    July 15, 2013 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • siobhan

      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.

      August 4, 2013 at 4:51 am | Report abuse |
    • 15 and 18

      correct and they have s-x.

      August 4, 2013 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
    • blue

      end. thanks

      August 4, 2013 at 5:08 am | Report abuse |
  7. TAC

    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.

    July 15, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. CAN WE HAVE A MEETING ON 20 MINUTES AND CONFIRM GREEN LETTER FROM TEXAS...LET'S BASH BEX...THANKS

    July 15, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. NOBODY IS GOING AWAY WITH AL...FAT HO...

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    July 15, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Rock

    JUGZZZ!!!

    July 15, 2013 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. SCORNED SLOPPY AND JEALOUS

    who's babysitting hacking hoe...

    July 15, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 15, 2013 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  13. HACKING UPDATES ===

    FILED...MY I GO NOW! THANKS

    July 15, 2013 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  14. MAKING A CLIENT FEEL BAD WHEN SHE DID NOTHING IS UNPROFESSIONAL ..

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    July 15, 2013 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  15. Dysfunctional Behavior Not Here

    Making someone feel bad does not work here and never did.

    July 15, 2013 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  16. Print out all my comments let's see what happens today

    July 15, 2013 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      GO AWAY PIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      July 15, 2013 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
    • how was the boob movie...see u soon but you know that already

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      July 15, 2013 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      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.

      July 15, 2013 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
    • THIS VA IS MINT JULIP YOUR HACKING HOE SMELLS LIKE A SEWER WHICH IS WHAT YOU SAID...WE DIDN'T SAY IT.

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      July 15, 2013 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  17. After all i don't have adam's social he has mine...thanks

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    July 15, 2013 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  18. I would suggnest adam lighten up...

    thanks

    July 15, 2013 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  19. The walking out of the room routine when she arrives---we find that unprofessional

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    July 15, 2013 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  20. P

    On my way too a **** movie...good night

    July 14, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Amanda

    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...

    July 14, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Not A Professional Troll44

    It can fight all it wants....nobody cares.

    July 14, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  23. M.A.P.

    i'm going to go see this movie twice

    July 14, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Ignore her has much as possible...anything goes into the que ford etc....file it otherwise the day is going too be so much fun

    000

    July 14, 2013 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  25. Print out where she started with me...thanks

    July 14, 2013 at 6:15 am | Report abuse |
  26. As long as mandy and co. hack in we will remain...when she goes we go.

    8888

    July 14, 2013 at 6:13 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      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!

      July 14, 2013 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
  27. SANDLER CAN VISIT--DAZ ABOUT IT...

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    July 13, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  28. OBSESSIVE BEHAVIOR CAN BE TREATED WITH MEDICATION...NOT OUR PROBLEM

    July 13, 2013 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Yes and your incessant postings on here are a sure sign of obsessive behaviour. I recomend syanide pills for you.

      July 14, 2013 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  29. GOTZ 3---FILE FILE FILE...

    July 13, 2013 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  30. WE KNOW THE REPUTATION AND SHE'S A DONE DEAL. THANKS

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    July 13, 2013 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      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.

      July 14, 2013 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  31. HEY-- PRINT OUT ALL MY COMMENTS---WE ARE DONE WITH THE 3...THANKS

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    July 13, 2013 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  32. EVERYONE KNOWS SHE'S PUTZ, THIS IS NOTHING NEW AND WE CAN GO FORWARD...EVERYTHING IS IN THE QUE, WE GOT NUMBER 3...END OF STORY..THANKS AMAZING WORK...

    July 13, 2013 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  33. All your comments are related to your dysfunctional relationship...file another stupid comment...

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    July 13, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  34. yousuck!

    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.

    July 13, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • FILE IT

      July 13, 2013 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Honey you should see your movie...that review was much more exciting then what you did....truly much more exciting we were legal

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      July 13, 2013 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fiveliters

      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.

      July 14, 2013 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      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.

      July 14, 2013 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  35. Wit Bex

    Wants it out.

    July 13, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  36. HACKED INTO FORD WEBSITE....NO AUTHORIZATION GRANTED...HACKING HOE

    8888888

    July 13, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  37. M.A.P.

    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.

    July 13, 2013 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      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.

      July 13, 2013 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  38. WEDDING STUD BEX

    WHAT GUY DEMANDS TOO HIS GIRFRIEND YOU BETTER PUT OUT OR ELSE...NEVER HEARD OF THAT
    I MUST BE IN LALA LAND

    July 13, 2013 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  39. MAKE SURE YOU DON'T DRESS LIKE ADAM SANDLER TODAY....

    -

    July 13, 2013 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  40. POINT OUT SOME MORE OF MY COMMENTS SO WE CAN TELL YOU WHICH HACKINS HAPPENED STUD

    THANKS

    July 13, 2013 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  41. Marketta

    try not too wear that stupid pony tail in your hair today

    July 13, 2013 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  42. M.A.P.

    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.

    July 13, 2013 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  43. DDoeJack

    Adam Sander is a very funny person and talented.

    July 12, 2013 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Snorlax

      Riiiiight...
      And the Kardashians are refined and dignified people.

      July 12, 2013 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • DDoeJack

      Kardashians are in their own bubble who cares.

      July 12, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      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.

      July 13, 2013 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
    • DDoeJack

      Wear something presentable this evening....blush....asluym comments...hacked into capital one

      July 13, 2013 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Asylym--hacked into capital one and 4 phone calls that day..thanks

      July 13, 2013 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  44. stickfigurefred

    It couldn't be any worse then Jack and Jill. :)

    July 12, 2013 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  45. SLA

    The only redeeming part of the first one was Jamie Chung in a bikini. Aside from that, this was total dreck.

    July 12, 2013 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  46. Baba Booey

    Baba Booey Baba Booey Baba Booey Baba Booey

    July 12, 2013 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  47. TD

    I'm waiting to see Grown Ups Z.

    July 12, 2013 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  48. Joe

    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!

    July 12, 2013 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
    • ERic

      And that's not even a good excuse (the money) because Salma Hayek's husband is worth more than all of New York.

      July 12, 2013 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  49. mert

    Can't wait too see this movie...love david spade ...hysterical comedian.

    July 11, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  50. ForDaMoneys

    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.

    July 11, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  51. jujubeans

    Who's the babe in the picture? I'd watch it just for her.

    July 11, 2013 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Really????

    @tracie- Did you really just say that publicly?

    July 12, 2013 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  53. That was Sokman, hijacking tracie's blog name

    It wasn't the real tracie.

    July 12, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Pliny

    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.

    July 12, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Other than criticism, what do YOU ever contribute, Pliny?

    Nothing clever, funny or tasteful that I have ever read.

    July 12, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  56. M.A.P.

    What did she say? I missed it and I think they deleted her comment!? :(

    July 13, 2013 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  57. G

    Sokman, as tracie, made a comment about the little girl sitting her husband's face.

    July 13, 2013 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  58. M.A.P.

    Wow. Sokman – you're dancing on thin ice here....

    July 13, 2013 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
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    July 13, 2013 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  60. M.A.P.

    noBODY CARES ABOUT YOU OR YOUR STUPID RAMBLINGS. WE WOULD ALL BE BETTER OFF IF YOU JUST DISAPPEARED.

    July 14, 2013 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  61. M.A.P.

    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.

    July 14, 2013 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
  62. And...what's in you wallet.

    -00-

    July 14, 2013 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
  63. NO DEAR THEY ALL HATE YOU FOR STARTING THIS.....FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS...GO AWAY

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    July 14, 2013 at 6:11 am | Report abuse |
  64. I love you...

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    July 14, 2013 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |

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