June 21, 2006, 9:55 a.m. CST
June 21, 2006, 9:56 a.m. CST
by Jay Jay
He's just not funny. At all.
June 21, 2006, 9:57 a.m. CST
Adam Sandler > David Spade > Rob Schneider. Of course, shit > Adam Sandler.
June 21, 2006, 10:01 a.m. CST
June 21, 2006, 10:02 a.m. CST
and then does walken kill it? i'll go watch that
June 21, 2006, 10:08 a.m. CST
Yet another How Dare You Work For A Living morality tale movies. You bust your ass for your family and are sanctimoniously told that all your family REALLY wants is to spend more time with you. Oh they want the house and the cars and the plasma TV and the XBox 360, too, but just don't work too much to get all that.
June 21, 2006, 10:17 a.m. CST
I couldn't stop laughing when I saw the commercial for this movie and remembered back in the day Benny Hill did the same premise. He did the exact same stuff like shutting his wife up with the mute button and using his new found remote powers to get his jollies by watching hot girls in slow motion. What's next? A movie ripping off Baby Face Finster from the Bugs Bunny cartoon starring the Wayans brothers?!
June 21, 2006, 10:23 a.m. CST
if i was CLICK and I was married to Kate Beckinsale, I would rewind to the best sex we ever had, and then loop that forever and ever and ever. Most relationships are shams built up around a moment when the sex was actually good; why not just throw out all the rest of it and just focus eternity on the only moment of bliss you ever had with your shockingly hot wife before she got aall fat and bitchy and awful? For all you married putzes out there, you know its true -- you hate your wife now, thats why your on here instead of talking to her -- but there was a time when fucking her was all you could think about. thats where CLICK should go. oh, and Adam Sandler made like two funny movies about 15 years ago. thats it.
June 21, 2006, 10:25 a.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
From The Road Warrior and Dances With Wolves to an Adam Sandler "comedy" about a schlubby idiot with an inexplicably gorgeous wife who finds a magical remote control? Shame, shame...
What did Devin ever do to do you?
June 21, 2006, 10:33 a.m. CST
Same basic concept, but only 30 minutes long.
June 21, 2006, 10:38 a.m. CST
Don't they have an external camera on the ship?!? Poor Fry!
June 21, 2006, 10:50 a.m. CST
Sorry, zombie, but while your comments may be true for some, it's not for all. Many relationships get better with time, and the same can be said for the sex. As for the movie, I just don't find Sandler all that amusing, never have. His movies are enjoyable renters or to wait for on HBO.
June 21, 2006, 10:55 a.m. CST
by future help
what a step back for Adam.
June 21, 2006, 10:58 a.m. CST
so you can get to watch POTC2? ;-) Also dude, Spanglish? It was good except it went on way too long and nothing happened or was funny...
June 21, 2006, 11:01 a.m. CST
Nevertheless, Bruce Almighty was almost unwatchable, and I expect Click to be terrible. ZombieSolutions- thanks for cracking me up. Your post was delightfully cynical. Perhaps you will feel differently if/when you have children.
June 21, 2006, 11:04 a.m. CST
i've never had a relationship that didn't eventually deteriorate into hate and loathing. then again, that may just be because i'm an asshole.
June 21, 2006, 11:05 a.m. CST
That was one of the most grueling, heart-pounding, excruciating, irritating, and humiliating experiences in my life. DON'T DEBATE ME--I've been married for 15 years, I have 3 teenagers, and I've had a vasectomy.
June 21, 2006, 11:06 a.m. CST
This will be box office gold. We geeks might be too highbrow for this, but the Joe Public will eat it up and lick the crumbs off the floor.
June 21, 2006, 11:10 a.m. CST
People know they can get divorced or break up for any miniscule reason, and the meaning has been lost. Though I'm sure couples that have been married for decades have done so for some pretty morbid reasons back in the day.
June 21, 2006, 11:18 a.m. CST
I doubt there would be any moments to rewind to with that lump. I doubt she even moves during sex. Hell I doubt she even hangs up the phone.
June 21, 2006, 11:21 a.m. CST
My wife and I have been happily together for nearly 16 years. True, we've had our fights (usually every election year), but we are still each other's best friend. Hokey, I know, but it does happen from time to time.
June 21, 2006, 11:22 a.m. CST
June 21, 2006, 11:34 a.m. CST
nearly 16 years" GAY! ;-)Actually I'm getting married in just over a month. Looking forward to it.
June 21, 2006, 11:50 a.m. CST
by Hairy Nutsack
Great joke with the Wayans. LMFAO!......Anyway, marriage is what you make of it. Romance/love and sex improve in direct proportion to how much both partners put into the relationship. Marriages that fail are the result of people being selfish pricks/bitches.
June 21, 2006, 11:55 a.m. CST
Sandler is a one-note hack. How such a no-talent dweeb EVER made it as far as he did in Hollywood is beyond me. I'm sure the knuckle-dragging mouth breathers will be lined up for miles to see this one.
June 21, 2006, 12:08 p.m. CST
Just got engaged myself... having... chest pains...
June 21, 2006, 12:09 p.m. CST
Sandler is hilarious. You've laughed. Admit it. When I read a review that says "return to form" and "Adam Sandler" in it, I come away thinking it will be a good movie.
June 21, 2006, 12:09 p.m. CST
Ok, so not to be a typical talkbacker, but The Longest Yard made me want to gouge my fucking eyes out, what a paint by the numbers laughless shitfest. Who gives shit scripts and directors money to make stuff like this when there is so much undiscovered talent out there. To stay on topic I loved Sandler's early movies, they're part of my adoloscence, and I liked his turn in Punch Drunk love and he was earnest and charming in Spanglish, however I'm sick of the sappy "comedies" he's churning out. I really wish he could find a way to be funny again.
June 21, 2006, 12:16 p.m. CST
what can I say? Once you are behind bars all these crazy chicks start writing with marriage proposals! Two words, conjugal. Visits. ;-) And yeah I like the Sandler but this looks just plain bad.
June 21, 2006, 12:32 p.m. CST
by Lando Griffin
things to Beckinsale - that is all
June 21, 2006, 12:36 p.m. CST
You have to be fucking kidding me. It was one of the very worst films of last year. I understand someone enjoying 50 First Dates and Spanglish, but there was zero entertainment value in Longest Yard.
June 21, 2006, 12:36 p.m. CST
Remember this face: ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Ohhhhh ohhhhh ohhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
June 21, 2006, 12:43 p.m. CST
June 21, 2006, 12:52 p.m. CST
by heywood jablomie
...gives me a boner. Forcing anorexic woman to overeat till they bloat makes me jerk the turk just thinking about it.
June 21, 2006, 12:57 p.m. CST
sucked, in every possible way.
June 21, 2006, 1:03 p.m. CST
by Gay Jesus Christ
I mean a magical TV remote? that has been a staple of millions of TV shows and cartoons since the TV was invented. Hell, I just saw an episode of fairly oddparents with a magical television remote. Adam Sandler is gonna yell loudly and look like he's constipated and he's gonna make millions. life is not fair.
June 21, 2006, 1:16 p.m. CST
Yeah, she is. And I will see it this weekend. As someone said about Philip Seymour Hoffman in another TB, I would watch Beckinsale watching a movie.
June 21, 2006, 1:26 p.m. CST
everytime i get a haircut. i have a brochure from adam sandler's high school graduation...no joke.
June 21, 2006, 1:29 p.m. CST
even if burt reynolds was staring in disbelief "what have these talented douchbags done to my old movie?" the whole time he was on screen.
June 21, 2006, 1:36 p.m. CST
I used to think he was great, but I knew his schtick would eventually get old. I just hope that when Will Farrel's act gets old I at least still LIKE him. This movie look fucking horrible. The trailer makes me want to punch Sandler in the head the way his character does Hasselhof.
June 21, 2006, 1:42 p.m. CST
I don't like Sandler films. Even when they aren't funny they still manage to take themselves too seriously.
June 21, 2006, 1:42 p.m. CST
sorry Massa, great review and all, but I have to agree with some of the masses that I hated the Longest Yard. I like Sandler's earlier stuff like Gilmore and Madison, but that was one hairy piece of shit. Lord, how uninspired was everything in that movie. How many times do we have to see a ragtag group of guys pull together and win a sports game? All while hilarious antics ensue on the field, such as closelining people so they flip really high and guys with cigarettes in their mouths while wearing football helmets. This, sadly, looks like the same reprocessed junk. Like my gay friend, Jesus Christ said above, this is like what we think about when we are kids...wouldn't it be sweet to have a remote control to skip through third period today? Every Saturday morning cartoon gave us this idea! Oh, well... demographics and numbers are the only things that matter this weekend for the suits. I'll give up.
June 21, 2006, 1:57 p.m. CST
June 21, 2006, 2:16 p.m. CST
In this review Massawyrm seems to criticize Click for being allegedly for Adam Sandler fans but not for a wider audience. Yet, in his review of X-Men Part 3 he criticized it for allegedly being for a wider audience but not for X-Men fans. Not to single out Massawyrm, since he's not the only one who sees it that way. I just wonder how they should decide which groups of fans they're supposed to cater to and which ones they're not supposed to cater to. (note: I'm not defending Adam Sandler, this shit looks horrible.)
June 21, 2006, 2:23 p.m. CST
X-men is based (although loosely in this case) on source material. So one would expect that if said source material was popular/successful enough to warrant a migration of it to the big screen, that they would at least try to somewhat cater to the fans of the source material that made it so popular in the first place. Other than that you have a point.
June 21, 2006, 2:28 p.m. CST
I think it's important to point out that the two are not mutually exclusive. In either case you could make a film that caters to both the fans AND general audiences. But I think it's just a lot easier to do for a movie based on Adam Sandler's schtick than it is for a movie inspired by 30 years worth of comic books.
in both cases you would be decrying the dumbed down version of the movie. (although I believe in this review massa would have liked them to pick one or the other) in an adam sandler movie, the dumbed down version is for the adam sandler fans. in an x-men movie, the dumbed down version is for the wider audience.
June 21, 2006, 2:33 p.m. CST
Seriously, Sandler's track record is much more miss than hit. I generally "don't get" his appeal. He's a one-trick pony and almost every film follows the same basic premise (i.e., slacker with a heart of gold). Big fat yawn.
June 21, 2006, 2:33 p.m. CST
by Lone Fox
What's with all these comedies without any comedy in them? The dog peeing standing up was the only funny moment in that waste of 90 minutes. Before this trend, there were the horror flicks without any horror. Scream started it, Rob Zombie perfected it. Come to think of it, there were war films without war too (Pearl Harbour). Though I hear Titanic did actually feature a ship sinking at some point. Now, what the fuck is an 'Adam Sandler'?
June 21, 2006, 2:40 p.m. CST
by Massawyrm 1
Personally, who they decide to cater to is up to them. All I can do as a critic is share what I thought from my point of view and share with the audience where on the specrtum I fall. As an X-Men fan - that was important to know with X3. As I am NOT a Sandler fan - well, that's important to know for Sandler fans who can immediately discount my review for simply not being on the same wavelength comedically. But as Quadrupletree said above, X3 was a special case, as it dealt with existing material and was meant to bring the "built in" fanbase of said material. That's certainly not the case here.***And as to the Longest Yard guys...what can I say? I have a weakness for sports comedies. Take that into account next time I review one.
June 21, 2006, 2:45 p.m. CST
And PTA to direct it. He said it was when he first took Sandler seriously, so come on PTA, do for SNL what your mentor and boss Altman did for Garrison Keillor and lets get this project going.
June 21, 2006, 2:47 p.m. CST
by Childe Roland
...worth a warm shit. They are, in descending order of quality: Punch Drunk Love, 50 First Dates, The Wedding Singer and Happy Gilmore. It's worth noting that only 50 First and Wedding Singer are even films I'd put in the same category with each other (romantic comedies) whereas Punch Drunk is a black comedy with serious dramatic undertones and Happy Gilmore is a slaphappy, juvenile giggle-fest. Each of the latter, I'm now convinced, was a lightning in a bottle proposition for Sandler, never to be captured again in either genre. So I guess I'm not surprised he's sticking pretty much with ROmantic comedies, where his batting average (if not his ERA) is higher). Big Daddy had about three funny moments. Anger Management was crap. Mr. Deeds annoyed me, as did The Waterboy. Billy Madison was just plain worthless. And, I'm sorry wyrm, but The Longest Yard was a sacrelige. The only time Adam Sandler should ever be allowed to act in a remake of a Burt Reynolds film is if he's playing Ned in the Re-Deliverance.
June 21, 2006, 2:51 p.m. CST
His two best films
June 21, 2006, 3:10 p.m. CST
I actually loved those movies! I especially liked the way the second picked right up after the first. They were both exciting, action packed and reasonably well written. And as far as her career goes, isn
June 21, 2006, 3:11 p.m. CST
...you get to see her naked, too, Heh!
June 21, 2006, 3:34 p.m. CST
by slappy jones
...I haven't really loved a sandler film ofr a long long time....but if you want to good sandler go and get his album stan and judys kid and listen to the psychotic legend of uncle donnie..fucking awesome
June 21, 2006, 3:52 p.m. CST
The episode was called "Remote Control Man." It was only a half an hour, thankfully had no Adam Sandler in it (in spite of the title, you MTV trivia buffs), and the cameos were actually amusing: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0511113/
June 21, 2006, 3:52 p.m. CST
Massa says it's too much Sandler and not enough mainstream audience. Moriarty says it's too much mainstream audience and not enough Sandler. So I guess that means everyone will hate it.
June 21, 2006, 5:06 p.m. CST
CLICK is going to be the highest grossing film of Sandler's career. Destined to become the 3rd highest grossing film of the summer. Behind SUPERMAN & PIRATES. Sandler owns you all.
June 21, 2006, 5:22 p.m. CST
I tried to see if someone had mentioned that, but couldn't, though that's my fault, I'm sure....
June 21, 2006, 5:25 p.m. CST
and bringing meaning to my life, in a way that Waking Life never could. I accept all your answers except that I don't think being based on source material is all that much different. In one case you might disappoint the X-Men fans, in another case you might disappoint the Adam Sandler fans. I'm not saying Adam Sandler is better (even though I like a couple of his old movies) but I would guess that his group in this day and age is probaly way, way bigger. (As depressing as that will be to some of you.) Anyway, don't want to start a comic book war so I will drop it. thanks for your responses.
June 21, 2006, 7:32 p.m. CST
banging an ugly drunk girl. Sure you have a few laughs but you walk away feeling dirty.
June 21, 2006, 7:33 p.m. CST
June 21, 2006, 8:11 p.m. CST
and in many cases, violently ill and horribly sore.
June 21, 2006, 11:01 p.m. CST
Yeah, juvenile and stupid, but still funny over and over again. He's gone downhill since. His later movies may be amusing, but they've lost their spark. And he needs to stop trying to be a serious actor because he's not very good beyond the dick and fart jokes. Yes, dick and fart jokes do have their place. We all need to laugh at some lowbrow humor every now and then.
June 21, 2006, 11:15 p.m. CST
by Napoleon Park
I have seem Mr. Sandler on the television chat programmes and he seems like a warm and personable young man. However, I do not care for his films or his sense of humor. This covers his entire cinematic career and extends back to his best recieved work on SNL (Opera man, crazy pickle face man, singing about his red hooded sweatshirt and his Jewish holidays, etc.) *** I also do not care for films named after comic books that are not about the comic book they are named after. Click was an excellent Milo Manara graphic novel and would have made a superb film, albeit an NC-17 rated one. *** And the same thing goes for "Weird Science" and "Karate Kid" - nothing like the comics. [Albeit? Who the fuck says 'albeit'?]
June 22, 2006, 3:03 a.m. CST
Starring Keira Knightley (a man can dream)
holy shit cuervo. that would be fucking awesome. by the way we are both weirdos.
June 22, 2006, 8:13 a.m. CST
what about in Happy Gilmore when Adam goes into the batting cages and lets baseballs smack him in the chest to toughen him up. There is something there to make anyone laugh. If you don't think that's funny then you are way too high brow for this site. Peace.
June 22, 2006, 8:46 a.m. CST
The movie as a whole isn't exactly Citizen Kane, but when they go for a bit they hit it. Watching the tour officials talk about Happy while the TV in the background has him going berkserk ["We're live? Fuck you we're live!"] is just funny.
June 22, 2006, 9:13 a.m. CST
And I love the 3 stooges and hate Woody Allen. However, Adam Sandler CANNOT do slapstick; there's something about his delivery, or lack of, that just makes it...off. Seriously, I do not laugh at the guy. There is a reason why his target audience is comprised of 12-year-olds and highschool dropouts.
June 22, 2006, 9:15 a.m. CST
is Jimmy Fallon! But since he appeals to the tween audience as well, he will be the next adam sandler--G-d help us.
June 22, 2006, 7:06 p.m. CST
...and everyone who likes Sandler's "humor" should not be allowed to vote.
June 22, 2006, 8:09 p.m. CST
95% of Sandler's audience isnt even old enough to drive, let alone vote.
June 23, 2006, 3:57 p.m. CST
Well, la-de-friggen-da. A bit too snooty for your own good aren't you? I mean, come on...you gotta be in a friggen coma not to think HAPPY GILMORE and BILLY MADISON are funny. And those are "13-year old fart joke" movies. Who cares. They're funny as hell. Why do you think they're still constantly aired? WATERBOY stunk and so did MR DEEDS. So nobody's saying Adam Sandler's hittin' a hundred. But sometimes the humor works. If it does, go with it. Don't try to make others feel small for appreciating it. If you got a stick up your butt and bring yourself to laugh at something crudely amusing, so be it. Don't take it out on others who do laugh. Hey. And don't knock it. Mel Brooks made fart joke movies. Is BLAZING SADDLES too distasteful for you too?