Although Adam Sandler’s Growns Up 2 is predicted to claim the top spot at the box office over the weekend, critics aren’t exactly impressed with the actor’s latest big-screen endeavor.
The former Saturday Night Live cast member’s latest comedy isn’t generating too many belly laughs from the nation’s critics. In fact, the reviews seem to be in-line with the original outing.
As of this writing, Grown Ups 2 has a Rotten Tomatoes of score of seven percent. Out of the 58 reviews the film has received, only 4 of them were positive. Of course, terrible reviews haven’t prevented Sandler and his group from making money at the box office in the past.
If you’re the sort of twisted individual who loves reading bad reviews, then you’ll have plenty to choose from today. Grown Ups 2 is getting shredded by critics who seem downright angry that they were forced to watch it.
“The movie lurches from one gross-out scene to another, flipping the bird at continuity and logic. It honestly seems as if Sandler and his team descended on a random suburb, halfheartedly improvising and moving on when they got bored,” New York Post critic Sara Stewart wrote.
Newsday writer Rafer Guzman said Grown Ups 2 certainly has its heart in the right place, though the picture’s reliance on offensive humor ultimately derails the experience.
“For all its warm and fuzzy notions of family and community, ‘Grown Ups 2,’ directed by longtime Sandler cohort Dennis Dugan, has a desperate reliance on nasty jokes about pee, poo and — with surprising frequency — gay panic,” Guzman explained.
Entertainment Weekly critic Owen Gleiberman wasn’t nearly as hard on the film as his cohorts. Although he doesn’t defend the film for it’s raunchy and homophobic jokes, Gleiberman seemed to appreciate what director Dennis Dugan was trying to achieve with the sequel.
“Yet through all the psycho silliness, we feel the men’s pain at the youthful vitality that’s deserted them. When they’re forced to jump naked off the reservoir cliff, their testicles hitting the water with a punishing smack, it’s a metaphor for what life as sensitive and emasculated New Dads is doing to them,” Gleiberman explained in his review of the flick.
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