Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Sandlot 2 (2005)

Number Rolled: 97
Movie Name/Year: The Sandlot 2 (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Length: 97 minutes
Rating: PG
Production Companies: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, David Evans Pictures
Producer: David Bixler, Vicki Sotheran
Director: David M. Evans
Writer: David M. Evans, Robert Gunter
Actors: Max Lloyd-Jones, James Willson, Samantha Burton, Brett Kelly, Cole Evan Weiss, Neilen Benvegnu, Sean Berdy, Jessica King, McKenzie Freemantle, Griffin Reilly Evans, Reece Thompson, Teryl Rothery, Greg Germann, James Earl Jones, David M. Evans

Ten years after the events in the first movie, a group of different kids are starting to see the sandlot as their home. Unfortunately, that home has been invaded by girls playing softball.

Look, I can’t actually call this film plagiarism because it has the same writers as the first one. That being said, this is the laziest, most bull-shit attempt at a sequel I have ever seen in my life. I am super disappointed in everyone that was involved, and that includes James Earl Jones (Star Wars, Merlin, Finder’s Fee).

They decided to remake the film and label it a sequel. The creators referenced the first movie very specifically, but then failed to change the majority of the script. The ending and the components were the same. Even the way the characters did things was the same. It was completely regurgitated except that girls were added to the mix.

I’ve scored this film a flat 0; something that has only happened one other time in the history of this blog. I contemplated giving it an even lower score.

I don’t care how the actors did. What I care about is that the prick who wrote this took one of my favorite childhood movies, The Sandlot (1993), remade it into a sequel and didn’t bother to add a single note of creativity or originality into it. The first movie deserved better and I think David Evans needs to find a brand new day job with brand new projects to ruin.

Don’t waste your time on the sequel.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 40%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 42%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 2.6/5
Trust-the-Dice Score0/5

P.S. They made a third one. I’m going to pretend it doesn’t exist.

Movie Trailer: [ They didn't even bother making an original trailer for the sequel. A third of it is from the first movie. ]

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