There was a time where I thoroughly enjoyed Adam Sandler’s work. His early comedies like Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore were actually funny, and his dramatic turns seemed to be setting him up to move into legitimate acting roles. Then he just sort of gave up and decided to make millions of dollars making crappy comedies. I can’t really blame him, but I can blame Netflix for supporting him. A few years back the streaming service gave him lots of money to make whatever movies he wanted and now they’re giving him more to make 4 more.
The problem is that all of his Netflix movies were so far pretty bad. I was hoping that with unlimited power he might try to do something interesting again, but instead it was just the Adam Sandler and His Pals show all over again — and that gets pretty dark. Sandler’s first two attempts, The Ridiculous Six and The Do-Over, were none to good either. He does have Sandy Wexler coming out next month, which actually looks like it could be decent given it seems to ditch the goofball comedy for a more emotional story that Sandler is actually good at.
After that, who knows. Hopefully the films continue to improve and by the end of the next five we get an actually good movie.[via Variety]