Sunday, March 19, 2017

Movie Review: "The Ridiculous 6" (2015)

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"The Ridiculous 6"
Director: Frank Coraci
Year: 2015
Rating: TV-14
Running Time: 1 hour, 59 minutes

An orphan raised by Native Americans named White Knife (Adam Sandler) teams up with his five long lost half brothers to get $50,000 dollars in order to rescue their estranged father from a gang of outlaws.

"The Ridiculous 6" is directed by Frank Coraci, who is a regular cohort of Adam Sandler. Of the nine feature films Coraci has directed, seven have either starred or were produced by Sandler. As we have said in the past, Sandler must be an extremely loyal person since many of the careers of his friends almost totally rely on his generosity as he has kept them gainfully employed for the better part of two decades.

This comedy western contains the typical Adam Sandler fare we have come to expect from him in recent years. Adam Sandler plays an orphaned man who was raised by the Apache after his mom was killed when he was young. He goes by the name 'White Knife,' and if you didn't already guess it, it's because he is white and is good with knives. His soon-to-be wife, played by the miles out of his league Julia Jones, is named 'Smoking Fox' because of course that's her name in an Adam Sandler film. His female co-stars are rarely anything more than eye candy and he needs his audience to know it. Just ask Sandler's real life wife Jackie, who gets the honor of playing a character named 'Never Wears Bra.' We hoped the racist and sexist names used here were a form of satire much like the ones seen in "Blazing Saddles," which were used to point out the racist nature of the genre, but unfortunately, "The Ridiculous 6" just isn't that intelligent to accomplish such a feat. We get the feeling Sandler is just using these names in the hope they will garner some cheap chuckles which, if you're a sane person, don't produce anything remotely close to laughter. Joining Sandler as his half brothers are Rob Schneider, playing the obligatory racial stereotype Ramon, Taylor Lautner as the three-nippled mentally challenged Lil Pete, Jorge Garcia as the mute and somewhat mindless wildman Herm, Terry Jones playing right to type as the happy-go-lucky piano player Chico, and Luke Wilson as a failed presidential guard named Danny. These six brothers team up to rescue their estranged father, played by sexiest man alive 1992 Nick Nolte, who has been captured by his former gang and is taken hostage for the $50,000 dollar treasure he hid.

You can't be too mad at this movie for being downright absurd, silly, and as stupid as hell...it is called "The Ridiculous 6" after all, so it is meant to be ridiculous. Unfortunately, it's all craziness with very little wit or purpose, much like the last decade and a half of Sandler's career. We found ourselves rarely chuckling, which is more than we can say for "Jack and Jill" or "Grown Ups 2." Hey, one laugh per movie is alright, right? There are a couple of scenes that had fleeting moments of observational humor. The baseball scene is probably one of the funniest in the film because it's so honest in the way it pokes fun at the sport and that kid we all knew who would change the rules in his favor as he played a game. Why can't we can't get more of that from this crew? This is where they are at their best, not settling for toilet trash. Unfortunately, what we get stuck with are donkeys with explosive diarrhea and Vanilla Ice dressed up like Mark Twain for a lark. This is laziness at its finest, ladies and gentlemen, crass, aggravating, and juvenile. 

My Rating: 1/10
BigJ's Rating: 2/10
IMDB's Rating: 4.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 0%
Do we recommend this movie: AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!

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