I went into the new remake of The Longest Yard with a very open mind. Sure, I didn’t think it could live up to the original. Sure, I didn’t buy Adam Sandler as a jock of ANY kind. Sure, I figured it was overhyped garbage. But dammit, its a football film and I always like football movies. Yeah, I even like The Replacements despite the horrible casting of Keanu Reeves.
This movie was BAAAAAAD. We are talking a total pile of wasted attention. Even the football was intercut with so much crap that it was hard to forgive. The script was boring, the actors phoned in their performances, I have seen better directing in student films, and it was all because of crappy dialogue. It was as if they put every cliche on strips of paper, shook them all up in a hat and pulled out the first 50. It is a shame because I like most of the acting talent in the film… the nice thing is that they can all list one movie as their worst performance ever – that must be some sort of record.
RATING 4 out of 10