I can’t stand Adam Sandler.
He was once a funny comedian but is the most overrated comedic actor ever, and he has has never starred in a great, influential comedy film. Most people would consider Sandler’s best movie to be Happy Gilmore, which is a pretty funny movie but nowhere near a trademark comedy like Airplane, Animal House, or Anchorman.
Also, he’s a sellout. Sandler pumps out two crappy comedies a year with his Happy Madison production company and their only intention is making money, not making good movies.
The last four movies produced by Happy Madison were Zookeeper, Just Go With It, Grown Ups, and Paul Blart: Mall Cop. All of them received a rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Zookeeper, Just Go With It, and Grown Ups all received a rating lower than 20% and Paul Blart got a 34% rotten rating.
But the good folks at Happy Madison don’t care that their movies sucked. All they care about is how well they did at the box office; and they all did great. Three out of four made over $100 million and Zookeeper, which is still out, has made $75 million.
Happy Madison will only make safe movies that they know will make money. This is how they make a movie at Happy Madison:
- They write a simple slap-stick comedy script with Sandler or Actor X getting hit in the nuts 3 or 4 times;
- Then they throw in a big star like Sandler, Kevin James, or Jennifer Aniston to market the movie around;
- Next they film it, then advertise it like crazy until it’s burned into your sub consciousness;
- Then you see it and walk out of the theater pissed because you realize that you will never get back the two hours you wasted seeing that crappy movie.
And in a few months Happy Madison makes over $100 million and does the same thing again.
South Park nailed it with their last episode on what’s wrong with Sandler’s movies and the comedy movie industry in general. Check these two clips.
Now Adam Sandler is starring in a new movie called Jack and Jill that is set to release on November 11th. The trailer came out back in June, but I didn’t see it until a few days ago and was shocked at how awful it looks. Here it is for you to watch, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.
All I can say is Wow. That can’t be a real movie. I don’t think I have ever seen a worse trailer than that.
Let’s do a Tosh.O video breakdown of this disastrous trailer.
From the get go you can tell that this is going to be a terrible movie because Adam Sandler is starring in it and the movie isn’t Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, or Funny People.
Later, at the 0:29 second mark, we find out that Sandler, dressed in drag, is also playing Jill. Which is funny . . . in 1994.
0:36 – I love when the narrator mentions that this is from the producers of Just Go With It and Grown Ups, two terrible movies. They should have said “From the producers of Zookeeper and Bedtime Stories.” Wait, those movies sucked too. How about Don’t Mess with the Zohan and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry? No those were terrible too. Click and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo? I think we are seeing a trend here.
0:40 – Why does Adam, or I mean Jack, have an Indian son?
1:27 – No that can’t be who I think it is.
1:32 – NOOOOOO! NOOOOO! NOOOOOO! IT CAN’T BE!
1:33 – Michael Effin’ Corleone is in this crapper! NOOOOOOO!
1:37 – “Play twister with your sister” Another great joke. Please don’t spoil all the great jokes in the trailer; save some for the movie.
2:02 – Al Pacino just sent his career on a fishing trip to Lake Tahoe with Al Neri
2:31 – It’s over, thank God.
I have read on numerous blogs that Jack and Jill looked similar to one of the fictional movies that Adam Sandler’s character, George Simmons, in Funny People (my favorite Sandler movie) would have starred in. In Funny People, after George Simmons has become a successful stand-up comedian, he starts making bad, cheesy, family-friendly movies that made a ton of money but were terrible.
If you saw Funny People there were a few similarities between George Simmons and Adam Sandler. Both are very talented and funny stand-up comedians, and both of them have starred in bad movies just to make a lot of money. George Simmons starred in fictional movies like Merman, which is about a guy who turns into a Merman, or Merman who turns into a man, or something like that. And I have already mentioned many terrible movies that Adam Sandler has starred in in real life. I wonder if writer and producer Judd Apatow was trying to send a message to Sandler so it would inspire him to try to be creative with his career while he still has the opportunity.
Overall, the thing I hate most about Sandler is he has wasted his talent. Sandler was great on SNL and has been in some good movies like Billy Madison, (which I don’t like but plenty of other people do) Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, and Funny People. Unfortunately he seems to care more about how much money is in his check book instead of what is on the silver screen.