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19 February 2012

Zookeeper (2011)

Directed by: Franc Coraci
Written by: Nick Bakay


Genre: Comedy, Romance


Starring: Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb


Colour, 102 Minutes


Get ready readers, for this will be a very angry review. The last truly awful film I saw was Bruno. Well, this is far worse. Far, far worse indeed. I cannot express enough how much this films Adam Sandler-like stupidity pisses me off. There was a time when comedy actually had heart, and better yet, made you laugh. This is a perfect example of modern comedy being terrible. Worse yet, it involves talking animals. This is one of the worst films to have come out of last year, and if you think you have the courage to sit through this shit, them be my guest.

Where can I even begin with this films badness? Let us start with the plot; it may sound familiar to you. A lonely, romance-seeking man who works as a zookeeper attempts to win back his former girlfriend, and he has the desire to marry her. Along the way, some things change and alongside the attempts of getting his girlfriend back, we have annoying talking animals and another woman, who ends up loving someone else; sound familiar?

The talking animals are the worst aspect of the film. As soon as one of the animals spoke, I felt like puking whilst crying. Moreover, it did not help with some of them attempting to sing. For those who have seen the film, I am talking about that stupid giraffe. In addition, of the animals is voiced by Adam Sandler, (and horrible) the producer of this film. The animals also make him do some of the stupidest and most degrading things. One scene has James' character grunting like a bear like a complete unfunny fool. 



It all makes sense…anywhere Sandler goes now, films drop dead with lifeless jokes and entertainment, and characters that are just being repeated and put into different situations, making them practically all the same.  
The characterisations are so flat, generic and just plain annoying. A lonely, socially out of touch fat guy (Played horribly by Kevin James), a beautiful moronic woman, an intellectual person who assists the out of touch man and of course, a character that hates the fat guy in some way; Sound familiar to any other Sandler movies? That is my problem with the films humour; it uses the same kind of joke formula to create cheap and unsatisfying laughs that seem directed towards morons. There were two instances I laughed, and I felt guilty for it (it involved the gorilla getting out of the zoo). Most of the jokes were embarrassingly stupid.

Oh and another thing, apparently the film was marketed towards a more adult audience. What…are you serious? I only heard about this after watching the film. Ever since I looked at the poster whilst at the cinema, I knew the film was directed towards morons (beside being directed by one), and it would suck hard like other Hollywood trash we have gotten in the past few years.

Verdict: Mindless, unfunny and completely tasteless; this piece of Sandler shit is worth skipping by a mile. Do not rent this film out by mistake, because if you watch it, you may want your time back.

Rating: 2.5/10

Extra Information
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Produced by Adam Sandler
Age Certificate: U
Country: USA
Language: English

3 comments:

  1. This, directed at an adult audience? Let's just agree that Adam Sandler needs to fuck off from films forever now, he's well and truly done. Good review, my condolences for watching this cineturd

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  2. I like Kevin James but this film is fucking shit. It's not funny. It's a story that is so predictable and not well thought of. James doesn't really do anything that works. Plus, the film spends part of its time wanting to go T.G.I. Friday's. That pissed me off. This is why I stopped watching Adam Sandler films. They're no longer movies but they're becoming feature-length commercials brought to you by this product placement and that product placement. FUCK THIS MOVIE!

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  3. Yeah, fuck this movie! Glad you hate it along with Sandler.

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