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Grown Ups 2 (2013)


When Rob Schneider doesn’t show up, you know you’re in trouble.

This is going to be quite a difficult task because, all joking aside, there is no plot here. Basically, it’s just four middle-aged men (Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade) spending a day together where they fart, burp, sneeze, get peed on by a deer, start fights with fraternities, go skinny-dipping in lakes, ogle over hot, young and busty women, love their kids, wife, family and at the end of the day, try to have a good time by throwing an “80’s-themed party” where they try to relive their glory days when times were simpler and a lot less shitty when they didn’t have responsibilities to deal with.

And yes, I was reaching to try and come up with something there that made sense, but let’s face it: A plot does not matter for this movie. All that matters is that these guys get to make fun of other people around them, act like fools, commit acts as if they were young, wild and free, all over again, and fart A LOT. That’s pretty much all there is to this movie and though you can definitely say that I deserve any sort of pain I may have garnered from watching this movie, even though I clearly knew it was a train-wreck from the very beginning, I just couldn’t help myself.

We get it, YOU'RE SO DAMN PLEASED WITH YOURSELVES!!

“Poop jokes! AHAHAHA!!”

I’m a two-bit movie critic, yes, but I’m also a movie lover, and I have to watch EACH AND EVERY SINGLE MOVIE that I can possibly see, dammit!

So, in this case, curiosity did in fact kill the cat and I decided to actually give this a watch. No, I did not expect greatness and no, I did not expect to even laugh a single bit, and well, that’s pretty much what I got. None of this ever funny, and it just seems like everybody involved is either slumming it all the way down to hell with what they think is mildly amusing, all for the sake of a nice, healthy paycheck, so that they can continue to go on and make more shitty flicks that nobody in the world with the least amount of self-respect would want to go see. Or, if they did somehow get roped into seeing it, that they would at least not enjoy themselves while watching it.

There are jokes that miss, there are jokes that fall flat, and then, there are jokes that hit the ground, dig a hole into the Earth’s core, cause an eruption of destruction, havoc and mayhem, which only pleases those who have a sheer fondness for deer’s urine. Seriously, this movie is not funny. I chuckled maybe once or twice, and you know why and by whom? Fuckin’ Taylor fuckin’ Lautner! That’s right! That freakin’ stud from the Twilight movies, is the only funny thing in this whole movie that not only has Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, Colin Quinn, Tim Meadows, Maya Rudolph, Andy Samberg, Steve Buscemi, Taran Killam, and Shaquille O’Neal, but even has Stone Cold Steve Austin for lord’s sakes! I mean, WHAT THE HELL?!?!? How does a travesty like this even occur!?!?!

And you bet your sweet rumps that I mentioned all of those famous, well-known names for a reason, because here are all people that have shown us, many, MANY other times in the history of this world, that they are capable of making us laugh and entertain the hell out of us. So therefore, you’d think that a movie that has all of their talents involved with one movie would clearly be the laugh-out-loud riotous-fest of the year, let alone the decade, right!?!? Well, no!!!!! Apparently, nobody here seems to have a clear idea of what constitutes being considered “funny”, “humorous”, or even “smart” for that matter. It’s all dumb, it’s all painful to watch, and it’s all so damn freakin’ sad because everybody here is talented and can do great, amazing things for this world, but none of them ever made me laugh or have a good time.

Except for FUCKIN’ TAYLOR FUCKIN’ LAUTNER.

Seriously though, everyone, I do apologize for cursing up a storm. You don’t normally see this side from me and you sure as hell don’t see me so enraged over a movie like I am with this, but there’s all a reason that I will continue to hammer over the head to death with: Everybody here knows better (with the exception of director Dennis Dugan cause, quite frankly, that guy doesn’t know shit about anything good). I always love to consider myself a huge Adam Sandler fan because I’ve always felt like the guy has a keen-sense of humor that is a bit on the dumb side, and definitely isn’t for everybody, but he’s made me laugh and that’s fine for me. He’s even shown us all some interesting sides to his acting-abilities by taking up some very interesting roles that seem to always work, as well as earn him respect from people who have always considered him an imbecile. So why the guy decides to keep on destroying his credibility as a comedian, is totally beyond me. All I do know is that he needs to quit making these types of fucking movies, and he needs it do it right fucking now. It seems like the year of 2014 definitely has him stepping in that right direction, but there’s always another one of these piles of excrement just peaking around the corner.

Same goes for the rest of this cast, mainly the three other numskulls that help him out with this movie. Chris Rock is by far, without a doubt in my mind, one of the funniest comedians who has ever lived and will continue to be so, regardless of how many of these shitty movies he decides to be apart of; Kevin James makes everything he shows up in, just a bit better by doing his normal, Chris Farley-shtick, and he’ll always garner a “pass” from me, due solely to the fact that King of Queens was one of my favorite shows growing-up; and, no matter what the haters may say, David Spade makes me laugh. I’ve seen a few of his stand-up specials and he’s always made me laugh-out-loud quite a few times, as well as the work he puts into the nonstop sitcoms he shows up in as well. So yeah, from what we know and see, these guys are able to be funny and just have us enjoy the hell out of their presences, but why they all continue to do junk like this makes me ponder my fan-dom and respect for these guys all of the damn time.

Not even anybody from what is considered one of the funniest shows on television can make a laugh happen.

Not even those from what is considered one of the funniest shows on television can make a laugh happen.

It’s a damn shame too, really, because these are the types of guys that comedy should be looking-up to and saying, “This is how you do it”. Nowadays though, it’s just the same old routine we seem to be getting from these folks, mainly Sandler: Get a bunch of money from Happy Madison; get the same cast, crew and buddies to work; cobble-up a plot that doesn’t even have to be cohesive in any way, shape or form; write-out a script that concerns a lot of bathroom humor, sex jokes, homophobia, and messages about how family matters; film in some back-lot that makes every movie look like it was filmed on the sun; make sure that the movies feature cameos from anybody that’s even the slightest bit considered a “celebrity”; and most importantly, DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE PRODUCT-PLACEMENTS. Wouldn’t want to lose any money over that, now would we?

But yeah, you can tell that I pretty much hated this movie, but this one hits even closer to home because it shows you just how easy it is for somebody to get junk made, solely because they’re famous, and have money, power and all the string-pulling one person could possibly get. The first Grown Ups already made showed that statement to be true, but this one, on the second go-around, we already know what to expect and yes, it is a whole lot worse this time around.

However though, this one does have FUCKIN’ TAYLOR FUCKIN’ LAUTNER around, and I guess you could that there’s at least a “slight improvement” to be found there? Then again, maybe not. Both movies fucking blow and please do whatever you possibly can to stay the fuck away from them. Mainly this hour-and-a-half-long show-reel of human feces.

Consensus: Without thinking about this too hard, or even trying to dig in deeper as to what the real problem with Grown Ups 2 is, it doesn’t matter. The movie’s not funny, hard-to-watch and an example of exactly how low Sandler and all of his buddies will go to make some more money, and continue to make more piles of dung that are exactly, if not worse, than this.

1.5 / 10 = Crapola!!

Thank you, Taylor. You've done something right for a change.

Thank you, Taylor. You’ve done something right for a change.

Photo’s Credit to: IMDBColliderJobloComingSoon.net

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43 responses to “Grown Ups 2 (2013)

  1. jjames36 January 26, 2014 at 7:47 am

    I have not and will not watch this. Ever.

    And you only give me extra reasons to stand by that statement.

  2. Rodney January 26, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Now you know why my site is an Adam Sandler-free zone. Always will be, too.

    Unless he’s ever up for an Oscar.

    And even then……

  3. The Hot Rod January 26, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Oh, I should also mention that I’d have accepted a 2-word review from you on this one, Dan.

    “Shit film”.

  4. Ben Russell, [The Movie Man] January 26, 2014 at 8:37 am

    I liked the part where you said “Fuckin’ Taylor Fuckin’ Lautner!” ;)

    But seriously, I wanted to neck myself after seeing the first film. I wouldn’t put myself through the sequel! You are one brave mo’fo Dan. I hope you still have your sanity in tact. Adam Sandler has the ability to scramble one’s brains with his fart jokes and incessant laughter.

    • CMrok93 January 26, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      It almost put me on a free trip to the loony-bin, but somehow, I survived. Some parts of me will never be brought back though. They’ll be lost and gone forever, and ever.

  5. Jim Turnbull January 26, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Haha great review! Agree with every word. Easily one of the worst films I have ever seen. My condolences you had to suffer it as well.

  6. Tom January 26, 2014 at 9:24 am

    oh man hahah this was a funny review, but hey man, what the hell did you expect?!!!

    It makes me sad that Sandler is becoming THIS terrible. And Blended doesn’t look like its going to help him out much either this year. Le sigh.

    • CMrok93 January 26, 2014 at 5:50 pm

      It doesn’t, but he does have two promising dramedies coming out this year so I look optimistic at it. However, he could just screw me over, once again.

  7. curiousjoi January 26, 2014 at 9:25 am

    I watched this movie last weekend.. it was terrible.

    http://curiousjoi.com/

  8. reviewedbymarkleonard January 26, 2014 at 10:15 am

    I’ve read your reasoning behind seeing this, but, honestly, this is like shooting fish in a barrel. Why bother? Better off re-watching something good. ML

  9. keith7198 January 26, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    One of only two movies to receive the illustrious 0.5 Star rating from me! It was my worst film of 2013. What a steaming pile of dung. Nothing entertaining or redeemable. A chance for Sandler to cash a check with his buddies. Worthless trash.

  10. mettelray January 26, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Why… how… why? This actually got approved.. I mean, haven’t seen it but I already know it’s a bunch of c**p and well, I mean.. why…how…why?

  11. Tanner Jones January 26, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    I actually enjoyed the first film, but the sequel was the worst movie of 2013, by far!… Maybe the worst ever! Ridiculous !

  12. stephen1001 January 26, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Your opening line sums it up nicely, well said!

  13. Mette M. K. January 26, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Hahah, loved Taylor Lautner in this one. His parts were a pretty funny parody of Twilight. Anyway, the movies is, like you said, just what one would expect. I didn’t hate it, didn’t love it – it was ok.

  14. Joe Senart January 26, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Both of these movies scared the crap out of me. The sheer concept of them scares the crap out of me and I have a feel if I were to see even a minute of either of them, I would fear for the entire fate of movies everywhere and my own reviews would begin with “I’m still trying relieve my eyes from the burning that was the Grown-Ups franchise so hopefully this film will do the trick.”

  15. literaryvittles January 26, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    hahahaha I didn’t even see the first film, and this review makes me feel completely justified! Nice review, Dan.

  16. Three Rows Back January 26, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Dan the Man’s Movies – Watching shit so we don’t have to! I salute you sir.

  17. Dan January 26, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    I didn’t think Sandler and Co. could outdo their awful first film but they’ve managed it. Can’t wait to see how low they can get with Grown Ups 3!

  18. Consumed by Film January 26, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    I haven’t seen either of the Grown Ups films. Incidentally, i also feel a slightly more wholesome person given their absence in my life. Very entertaining review Dan – probably far funnier than the film.

    I hope Stone Cold Steve Austin received a nice paycheck for this, i can’t have my childhood hero condoning such (apparent) nonsense as anything more than a financial-relief method!

    Adam.

  19. Wendell January 26, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Ha ha! Hilarious review, but…

    I’ll confess. I didn’t hate it. I might be jaded by the fact that A) this is better than the beyond awful “That’s My Boy” which I watched only a week or so earlier and B) I saw it at a friend’s house with a sizable crowd that’s fairly easy to make laugh (lots of kids in this crowd). I should probably know better, but oh well.

  20. Whit's Movie Reviews January 26, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    This review is too funny! Nice write-up dude. It’s a shame Sandler went from making great stuff like Punch-Drunk Love and Happy Gilmore to whatever this is.

  21. ninvoid99 January 26, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    I hope CM Punk gives Stone Cold a good verbal pipe bomb for being in that shitfest. BTW, did you know that Adam Sandler is up for a third Razzie this year for Worst Actor? I hope he wins it again. Besides, he is trying anymore to make a movie. It’s not a derp-de-derp film w/ loads of product placement.

  22. timneath January 26, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    One of the most passionate and heartfelt reviews I have read in a long time. Love it. I have only seen a handful of Sandler films, 50 First dates, Waterboy and the classic wedding singer. Sandler’s just a man with money who people think hes funny. I watched the trailer and cringed. bright trashy and awful taste. Of course there is a market, which is pure escapism. It will hot the bored mainstream who just want something stupid. Which is fine, but not for me. Thank god for Will Ferrell who plays awful people awfully well.

  23. Belial Blog January 27, 2014 at 12:15 am

    I remember a friend of mine saying about the first film: “How could so many funny people make such an unfunny movie?” Why, of all the films he’s done, of all the big hits, would Sandler choose to make his first and only sequel to this thing? Surely the studio would have been just as pleased with “Happy Gilmore Returns” or “Bad of Dumb Shit Too!” or whatever…

  24. thomasjford January 27, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Haha, nice review Dan! This one is DEFINITELY not going on to my watch list.

  25. ruth January 27, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    The Twilight werewolf boy is in this too?? As if I needed yet another reason to avoid this crapola. I applaud your for watching this one Dan!

  26. 55theintimidator55 January 27, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    I could picture myself saying things like this. Enjoyed it.

  27. Pass the Popcorn! January 28, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Definitely my personal pick for the worst movie of 2013. I can’t believe how Adam Sandler, and everyone else involved, have the nerve to film and release such atrocities.
    Dorian

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