So, this summer marks a not so momentous occasion: “Grown Ups 2” is the first Adam Sandler sequel. In making the followup to the smash hit “Grown Ups” — a movie we still have a tough time believing anyone actually liked, even though lots of people went to see it for some reason — Sandler rounded up some extra help to join his regular crew. We never though we would type this, but it’s come to the point where Taylor Lautner is now funnier than Adam Sandler. Really.
Anyway, the “plot” of this one finds Sandler and his buddies moving back to their quaint hometown mansions to raise their families away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and then suddenly they’re squaring off against a bunch of jocks led by Lautner. The thing is, Lautner’s mega-jock isn’t even that funny, but by comparison with the rest of the trailer, his handshake bit and alpha male posturing are still leagues ahead of getting peed on by a moose. Andy Samberg pops up to once again highlight how uncomfortable Sandler is with penises, while Shaquille O’Neal appears as a hip hop lovin’ cop.
Who needs coffee this morning, right? “Grown Ups 2” will be a weird start to your day. Watch below and if for some reason you’re intrigued, it opens on July 12th.