There must be something in Adam Sandler’s water that is forcing him to essentially give up in a time when movies need him. His movies have been royally sucking since he released 1998s gem, “The Waterboy.”
Sandler began his career on SNL and instantly became a cult icon with movies like “Happy Gilmore,” “Billy Madison,” “The Wedding Singer,” and “Big Daddy.” He quickly took a turn for the worst when the movies “Little Nicky” and “The Animal” were released. Although the sandman slightly redeemed himself with 2004s comedic love story, “50 First Dates,” Sandler has delivered more crap than a newborn child who is lactose intolerant.
Sandler once spoke to a group of cinema owners in Las Vegas, greeting the crowd with this intro: “My name is Adam Sandler. I’m not particularly talented. I’m not particularly good-looking. And yet I’m a multi-millionaire.” Everyone in the audience laughed. It’s almost as if fans of Sandler’s work are programmed to laugh whenever the sandman speaks. High hopes and expectations resulted in disappointments like “Spanglish,” “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan,” and 2010s rolling of the eyes, “Grown Ups.”
Crappy Plot with Ad Lib Jokes Do Not Make a Movie
“Grown Ups” was my last chance for Adam Sandler. I had a lot of optimism for a movie filled with comedy giants like Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade and Colin Quinn. Instead of having a solid script, however, Sandler took the easy way out by allowing his friends to roast each other throughout the entire film.
Time and time again we see the same formula that Sandler found successful with past blockbusters. This time around, however, the comedian, and I hesitate to say writer, is phoning in his efforts. He doesn’t seem to care anymore.
The Kicker? Sandler’s Movies Still Make Lots of Money
Just because Sandler found himself at number two on Forbes’ list of top earners in Hollywood in 2009, doesn’t mean fans should be robbed of quality entertainment. Sandler told E! Online that his comedy is different every time he does it. “I don’t know what the hell I’m doing.” From the pieces of crap that have been filling up the theaters, we, fans, can see that. I think Sandler should look back at his 1996 comedy album titled, “What the Hell Happened to Me?” because fans desperately need an answer.
But then again, if Sandler readily confesses that being untalented and unattractive can get you millions of dollars, don’t expect future movies to have any comparison to when he first came onto the scene.