The "Golden Raspberry" Razzie awards set out to do the opposite work of the Academy Awards and "honor" the year's worst films, and every year, they have plenty of material to work with. While 2013 may have been one of the best years for movies in recent memory, it was also home to enough deplorable junk to make this a fairly interesting (if not at all surprising) year for Razzies.
Grown Ups 2
There are bad movies that come and go with barely a notice. And then there are the giant, colossal wastes of celluloid that made millions of dollars worldwide despite the fact that absolutely no one you know went to see them.
What's more powerful than a bunch of giant robots and giant monsters? What's more powerful than Adam Sandler and all his buddies? This weekend gave us a definitive answer: a lovable supervillain voiced by Steve Carell. 'Despicable Me 2' triumphed at the box office for the second week in a row, beating out newcomers like 'Grown Ups 2' and 'Pacific Rim' and making it look easy.
A lot has recently been written on the box office prospects of Guillermo del Toro’s 'Pacific Rim,' which some forecasters think will land with a great big thud in two weeks. However, it looks like it's got some competition in the form of -- wait for it -- 'Grown Ups 2.'
The first 'Grown Ups' had a trailer that revolved around older men urinating in a public pool. The centerpiece of the new 'Grown Ups 2' trailer is a moose that not only lets out a long fart, but bucks up and urinates on Adam Sandler. Oh boy.
'Grown Ups 2' actually exists and there are now two new posters to prove it. Despite being critically reviled, 'Grown Ups' made $162 million at the box office, making it one of Adam Sandler's highest-grossing films. Although it's hard to imagine anyone wanting a sequel (did anyone really like the first one?), the second outing of the man-children played by Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade is set to hit theaters this summer.
Chris Rock is no stranger to controversy. But for all of his potentially controversial comments over the years, it's this one that gives us the most pause. The comedian said he believes two of his recent films - 'Grown Ups' with Adam Sandler and 'Madagascar 3' - are better than last year's Best Picture winner 'The Artist.'
'Grown Ups 2' will bring back everyone from the first film, including Salma Hayek, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Adam Sandler, Rob Schnieder and David Spade, but it looks like - to spice things up - they're adding a new cast member to the mix: 'Twilight' Star Taylor Lautner.