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.
Excerpt: From the agitated CGI elk that pisses all over Adam Sandler and noshes on Taylor Lautner's crotch, to the legal diligence likely required to clear the music rights for Warren Zevon's immortal "Werewolves of London" to soundtrack the film's central foursome—played by Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock,...
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.