Conclusion: Grown Ups 2 improves from its terrible opening scene but never enough to reach enjoyable levels. Whether serving up bodily gags, a generational rumble, or family bonding, this sequel is flat and lifeless to a greater degree than past Adam Sandler comedies.
Conclusion: 'Grown Ups 2' is a terrible film on every levels. It's not funny, interesting, or even mildly amusing. It's just bad - plain and simple. I hope next time around, these guys spend at least an hour on their material, so it could be a little bit better.
Excerpt: A few years ago, Adam Sandler “got the band back together” and made a movie called Grown Ups . In the cast were Chris Rock, David Spade and Kevin James (who I still believe would be played by Chris Farley if he were still alive). The movie was a modest success and all was well.
Conclusion: Grown Ups 2 isn't really a "disappointment" because it's a film, almost by its very nature, that produces extremely low expectations. The only surprise comes from just how dull a picture it really is, how piecemeal and unfunny it plays.
Excerpt: Believe it or not, Grown Ups 2 is better than at least one other movie in existence, and that movie is Grown Ups . The first time we paid for Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade and Kevin James to take a vacation together, the movie was strung together with plot and forced "emotional" moments that...
Excerpt: Grown Ups 2 opens with a CGI deer invading Adam Sandler’s bedroom, standing up on its hind legs, and pissing in his face; it ends with Sandler simultaneously farting, sneezing, and burping while having sex with Salma Hayek.
Excerpt: When the credits rolled on Adam Sandler’s latest film one of the only reactions I had which is also one of the central jokes was, “Whaaaaaaaat?!” It takes a special kind of bad to have quite a few laughable jokes but still make someone come out with almost nothing good to say.