I haven't come here to bury Sandler nor I have I written this to praise him. This is not a repeat of last year's reprimand of Johnny Depp
for making so many bad movies in a row, nor is this a resurrection or update of The Career Analyst
I did of Sandler years back. (Which reminds me that one of these days, I should try to bring that back as well.)
No, this is my honest viewpoint of why Adam Sandler has gotten himself to the point where he has almost zero film critics on his side anymore after years of subjecting them to movies that range from mediocre to bad all the way down to truly awful and unwatchable pieces of crap.
As you probably know, Sandler's latest comedy Blended
was released this past weekend and it pretty much tanked, grossing less than $20 million over the extended Memorial Day holiday, a time when movies tend to do big business. Just for some perspective, that was less in four days than Sandler's Jack and Jill
made in three days, and it may struggle to reach $40 million domestically. There was a time not that long ago when an Adam Sandler movie could make that amount regularly over a movie's opening weekend. So what happened?