Once again wrangling Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James and various other ’90s Saturday Night Live alumni in need of work, the follow-up to the 2010 comedy constructs middle-aged malaise and Porta-Potty humor from Dazed and Confused’s nostalgia blueprints. Reuniting Sandler and his high-school buddies, Grown Ups 2’s suburban vignettes find room for every lowbrow gag: chocolate-as-poop jokes, Shaquille O’Neal’s clown faces, digs at transgender bodybuilders and the “burp snart”—a burp-sneeze-fart combo given more screen time than any of the female performers. Put it this way: In the first five minutes, a deer walks into the star’s bedroom and urinates on his face. It’s all downhill from there.
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