Grown Ups 2Released on July 12, 2013 1 comment
As much as we’d like to take the easy way out this week and rail against “Pacific Rim,” the latest Tinker Toy fest for marginalized halfwits, there’s something even more hideous to smack around.
Four of the town’s poster boys for “Whatever Happened To My Career?,” are back, serving up another onto the ever-expanding dung heap of comedic misfires. Adam Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade and Chris Rock are all cashing unwarranted checks for “Grown Ups 2.” They shouldn’t have had their bank accounts impounded after the first installment.
Let’s just start with the most glaring problem. We’re all for suspending disbelief, but trying to convince us that Salma Hayek and Maria Bello would ever be caught dead married to Sandler and James is a stretch too far. These two doofuses have been playing sub-intelligent nitwits their entire careers. Yes, Sandler did try and branch out with a few serious roles, though the results were laughably disastrous. Remember “Reign On Me?” Consider yourself lucky if not. To help keep the checks coming, he quickly ran back to his comfort zone, though everything he’s put out in the last ten years has been a dog.
James on the other hand, decided years ago to give up all battles with the bathroom scale as well as any shot at a meaningful career. He’s played a Mall Cop, a Zoo janitor, and other odd and assorted fools.
Chris Rock had some talent, don’t know where it went. Spade remains a dry-witted, one-trick stick who’s biggest claim to fame will always be “Tommy Boy,” slightly amusing but like most SNL alum flicks, poorly underwritten and incapable of offering a satisfying ending.
This one doesn’t even need a prediction. “Grown Ups 2,” will hit the sewage pipes almost immediately, and likely be out of theaters in a few weeks.