Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Grown Ups 2: The worst I've seen this year

Director: Dennis Dugan

Why does this movie even exist? Were there people clamoring for a sequel to the tepid 2010 film Grown Ups? The first movie was successful but mediocre and forgettable. The fact that this beat Pacific Rim at the box office makes me sad for humanity.

The four stars from the previous film, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, and David Spade. I feel bad for Chris Rock, who is by far the most talented one. Rob Schneider didn’t come back for the sequel; apparently this film was too bad even for Rob Schneider. Supporting actresses Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, and Maya Rudolph return as well. Steve Buscemi appears as well. I know he’s a Sandler regular, but isn't he too good for these types of roles nowadays?

Grown Ups 2 uses pretty much every comedy movie cliché and juvenile type of humor. There are urine jokes, vomit jokes, and misogynistic humor. There’s even a stereotypical group of jerky frat guys.  This movie has no point and no plot. It’s just an excuse for one terrible (usually gross) joke after another.

One example of an offensive scene involves Jon Lovitz as a janitor pretending to be a fitness instructor.  He tells the women to jiggle themselves, then bend over and smack their asses. They don’t notice anything odd about this until the real instructor enters. Apparently, in the world of Grown Ups, all women are mentally handicapped.

I would highly recommend avoiding this film. In fact, it’s probably the worst film I've seen all year.

RATING: 1/10

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