Imp Awards has a new poster for the upcoming film Grown Ups 2.
I’m convinced that Grown Ups is the comedic equivalent of The Expendables. I wish that were a compliment.
These guys were my heroes growing up and as cool as it sounds having them all together on a big film, it doesn’t work. The same as The Expendables and its sequel didn’t work.
Below is a list of the best projects these four comedic actors have been involved in. I compile this list with upmost sincerity and respect for these gentlemen that I grew up watching.
Adam Sandler: Happy Gilmore (1996)
Kevin James: King of Queens (1998-2007)
Chris Rock: Dogma (1999)
David Spade: Tommy Boy (1995), Joe Dirt (2001)
*Rob Schneider did not sign on for the sequel. He was busy working on his CBS sitcom Rob (he also wanted Sandler money). It was not renewed, despite having lots of viewers.
These guys are capable of delivering much better than they have in the last ten years. They need to bring back that comedic energy and creativity of the 90′s if at all possible. They need to sign on to better projects.
Despite my commentary, the first Grown Ups (2010) made a little over $162 million against a budget of $80 million.
The film stars: Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Nick Swardson (will play Schneider’s cousin) and Taylor Lautner (who is expected to play a frat boy).
The all-star comedy cast from Grown Ups returns (with some exciting new additions) for more summertime laughs. Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are the ones learning lessons from their kids on a day notoriously full of surprises: the last day of school.
SOURCE: Imp Awards, Box Office Mojo, CBS Houston