Watch Grown Ups 2 Online In the years since the events of the
first GROWN UPS, Lenny Feder (Adam Sandler) has moved his family back to
the small town where he grew up, where he lives close to his pals Eric
(Kevin James), Kurt (Chris Rock) and Higgy (David Spade). With his kids
enjoying their last day of school, the fellas try to recapture the glory
of their youth, and wind up tangling with bullies both old and new.
Grown Ups 2 Online Free Want a shock? GROWN UPS 2 is actually a smidge
better than the first GROWN UPS, and much better than Sandler last few
vehicles, JACK & JILL, JUST GO WITH IT, and THAT'S MY BOY. However,
that's not to say it's still not a pretty bad movie. It's just that in
the pantheon of Sandler comedies, this is is slightly less painful to
sit through than his last couple of movies.
That said, GROWN UPS 2
rarely, if ever, actually comes close to being a decent flick. If
anything, it has even less of a story than the first film, being little
more than a series of dopey gags connected by the very thin plot of this
being the last day of school for Sandler, James, and Rock's brood.
GROWN UPS 2 is pretty much just Sandler and his pals goofing around for
ninety minutes, which of course we're all supposed to flock to in
Watch Grown Ups 2 Movie Many have wondered why Sandler's
movies have suddenly gone into the toilet, and my theory is simply that
Sandler's audience has grown up, but the films have not. At least this
time, the saccharine goop of the first film has been kept to a minimum,
with less of an attempt being made to "warm the heart" (barf) than
simply to make people laugh. Still, I can't say I spent a lot of time
laughing, and this is speaking as someone who grew up on a steady diet
of his movies, and enjoyed them for what they were (the last time I kind
of liked one of his movies was probably YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN,
but I've enjoyed his non-Happy Madison films like FUNNY PEOPLE and REIGN
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Watch Grown Ups 2 Movie Online Everyone from the first
film is back, with the exception of Rob Schneider, who's been dropped
for some reason. I doubt that many of them spent a heck of a lot of time
on the set, with Chris Rock in particular not being given much to do.
The wives are even less of a presence here than they were in the first
film, with only Salma Hayek (who, of course, still looks incredible)
getting any significant screen-time. Maria Bello and Maya Rudolph have
little more than (slightly) extended cameos.
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Now, when I wrote GROWN UPS 2 was better than Sandler' last few movies,
you shouldn't take that to mean that it has a lot of laughs. All of the
jokes are pretty lame, from the first scene where a CGI deer pees on
Sandler, to Kevin James' "fart-burps", to many painfully unfunny gags
involving Nick Swardson's drug-addled bus driver. The big conflict here
resolves around Sandler and his pals dealing simultaneously with their
scary childhood bully (Stone Cold Steve Austin) and a bunch of
cartoonish frat boys (led by Taylor Lautner- who has little to do- and
Milo Ventimiglia, who's probably the only one in the film who comes
relatively close to being funny).
But again, at least the
schmaltz is mostly toned down and Sandler's big eighties-themed bash at
the end of the movie means the soundtrack is peppered with lots of great
tunes (there's no party music like eighties party music). So while
GROWN UPS 2 is still a bad film, and definitely not a return to form for
Sandler, at least it wasn't as excruciating as his last few movies.
It's pretty sad that Sandler's sunk so far that a movie being merely bad
is somehow a success.