The Ridiculous 6 (2015)
"The Ridiculous 6" stars Adam Sandler, Terry Crews, Taylor Lautner, Jorge Garcia, Rob Schneider, and Luke Wilson. Released on Netflix on December 11, 2015, the film has six strangers discovering that they share the same dad.
The film is directed by Frank Coraci, who also directed films such as The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Click, and Blended, and it is a satire of western films, including The Magnificent Seven. This film is a part of the four-picture deal between Netflix and Happy Madison Productions. So far this year, Adam Sandler and his misfit friends delivered two films that provided middling results: Pixels (doesn't deserve the hate) and Hotel Transylvania 2 (decent animated sequel). Now they're taking their comedic skills from the big screen to the computer screen with this western comedy. I managed to watch it on Netflix thanks to my sister for setting our accounts up, and I got to say, the title itself does sum up the entire film.
Some OK performances. Sandler was decent as Tommy and Lautner was impressive as Lil Pete.
Some of its humor, while silly and forced, was pretty hysterical.
Some of the serious moments and the dialogue felt forced.
The dumb humor shown may not work for those who are into smarter comedies.
The narrative flow felt rushed at times.
Final thoughts: With its so-so performances, weak screenplay, and dumb humor, "The Ridiculous 6" is indeed, ridiculous. However, it works because I was honestly laughing at the stupidity that Sandler and his friends delivered. The only problem is that it tried a little too hard to be ridiculous and funny that it winds up being a live-action cartoon. I guess if you're a fan of laughing at something stupid, then this film is for you. Otherwise, you're better off watching Daredevil or Jessica Jones on Netflix.
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