The initial pairing of Adam Sandler with his comedic buddies (Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade) proved to be the least obnoxious release from Sandler’s Happy Madison production house in some time (a fairly low bar thanks to the likes of Jack & Jill), but did it really deserve a sequel? Sure, Sandler needs a greatest hits replay, but Grown Ups suffered from recognizable middle-aged sag, and not just from Sandler.
The whole crew seemed to be going through the motions. This time, the guys have moved back to their boyhood hometown to raise their kids and for more of those second chance opportunities to re-live past glories. Let’s hope they wake up before the cameras start rolling. Now in theaters. (PG-13) Not screened in time for review.