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Film Watch - 377. Grown Ups 2

Published December 14, 2013

Fast Facts

Title: Grown Ups 2 Director: Dennis Dugan Year: 2013 Run time: 1 hr 41 mins

Background Info

We adored the first film, funny throughout with a bit of a slow start, although it has to be remembered we were looking for anything amusing after the disaster that was The Expendables. I was looking forward to the sequel, in the hopes it would be as good as the first, although the trailer wasn’t quite as funny as wished for.

Live Blog

2:47 - The kid left the front door open, and he says that’s a “nice thing”? 9:30 - “I gotta go to that? I mean, I get to go to that?” 11:08 - That’s Mr C kinda timekeeping right there. 15:11 - I like Salma Hayek. Mostly because of Ugly Betty, even though she was horrible on there. 17:50 - Days of our Lives. Everything’s a Friends reference. 21:14 - “Did a scientist make you in a lab?” 25:59 - Who makes a kid go to school for one day? 32:32 - “She moves like yagger, no?” 37:29 - It must be good to have a place to “hang” out like that as a kid, a big awesome lake. 48:50 - The chest bumping does look painful. 50:11 - More cheerleaders should moonwalk. 54:17 - The cure for anger is Jack Daniels, apparently. 55:09 - I don’t wanna generalise, but these frat boys are the worst. 1:02:52 - Bless kids. “The 80s? That was 70 years ago!” 1:09:24 - I’m not really a party person, but a 1980s party seems way cool. 1:16:54 - Jeez, kids are annoying. Just go to sleep! 1:20:33 - Although that kid made the other kid a sparkly shoe for his broken leg. Cute. 1:23:11 - Adam Sandler is crazy good at switching between talking and yelling. 1:30:11 - “What were you, raised by ninjas?”

Conclusions

Just really, really bad. There were two actual funny moments, and the rest was occasionally amusing - most of which was down to the consumption of wine anyway. It felt like a lot of sketches sewn together, as the film didn’t really have a point. The first was about them getting back together as friends and reconciling their childhood dreams with the reality of adulthood. This one was a hotchpotch of things, with no central theme, and the people didn’t seem to gel as well as they did the first time. Also, wtf with the deer?

Rating: 15

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