Thursday, February 20, 2003
Last night I watched Big Daddy
with Carly. I love that movie. It is so cute, and fun. A good mix between Romantic comedy and mindless comedy. Of course, other people thought different things about it.
thought "There's a certain sameness to all Adam Sandler movies. They're comedies, but the filmmakers employ a lame dramatic underpinning with a twofold purpose: to make the characters more likable and better rounded, and to give us the sense that we're watching a coherent movie rather than a set of disconnected skits. Unfortunately, considering the poor quality of the dramatic aspect, it might be better to settle for the latter option. Big Daddy is the suddenly-hot comedian's latest effort to fall prey to this problem. The film offers its share of big laughs, but the serious side is sunk by mawkishness and sentimentality. It's laughable to recognize that there's a scene when director Dennis Dugan (Happy Gilmore) thinks he's going to make us cry. "
He has a point, though, all Adam Sandler Movies are kind of the same (Hilariously, of course).
The Happy Bastard's
Happy Gilmore as a father? Of course! That's the latest scenario presented by Adam Sandler in the new movie Big Daddy, a movie that's passable but isn't really considered some of Sandler's best work.
Yet the happy Bastard gave it 7/10, so it can't be THAT bad, can it?
Well, Mr. Cranky
sure thinks so. This guy was just mean:
"This is the kind of film that appears to have been written on a roll of toilet paper by a preschooler during a particularly short dump. Either that, or by one of Adam Sandler's buddies after being let go from his fourth or fifth dishwashing job."
Wow, that is a bad movie. Unless the preschooler WAS his friend gettng fired, I smell an Oscar. And he goes on to say:
"Leaving aside the inability of the film to generate an authentic moment of feeling, there's a hatred for women oozing from this film that's sickening. Corinne is a doctor who used to work at Hooters. When Sonny brings this up the first time, it's funny. The forty-third time, it's harassment. That the likes of Swanson or Adams (whose character name "Layla," no doubt, is meant to denote her function) would pair up with a self-serving prick like Koufax is beyond comprehension; that anyone would laugh at anything in this movie is another."
I guess I my girlfriend hates women, she laughed at all those Hooters jokes, too.
Well, if I have learned anything, it is that Critics are idiots. I guess watching all those so-called "great" moveis have shut off the parts of their brains that allow them to laugh. It is not supposed to be a deep movie, or even one which moves us in any way. It is just a cute, funny, hour and a half break from the harsh realities of life.
"What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish."
-W. H. Auden