Adam Sandler and his odd-ball comedy return for the sequel to the 2010 titular comedy alongside friends Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade. Also included in the cast are Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolf and Shaquille O’Neal amongst a whole host of other stars.
The plot revolves around a similar theme to the first film, with the childhood friends turned middle aged dads (Sandler, James, Rock and Spade) trying to recapture their lost youth, while their kids begin to repeat the cycle to an extent. The plot’s big bad, so to speak, comes in the shape of a testosterone pumped, parody of college kids (played by Taylor Lautner) and his loud mouthed band of “Frat” boys – the group terrorises the dads and their respective families throughout by pranking, bullying and generally aggravating them with acts of that nature which culminates in a pseudo- turf war over the ‘ownership’ town. Grown Ups 2 doesn’t take itself too serious, employing a mixture of fairly juvenile gags and excessive toilet humour for its laughs, however having said this, it does succeed in serving its purpose and is – in my opinion at the very least – generally quite entertaining
Grown Ups 2 (2013) – Sunday 9:00pm on Comedy Central