Everyone has an opinion on Adam Sandler. On the one hand, you have the people who genuinely enjoy his particular brand of comedy and flock to every new flick, eager to forget about the stresses of their lives, turn off their brains, and enjoy 90 minutes of senseless laughter. On the other hand, there are the people who despise the man and all he stands for.
The numbers don't lie: Sandler's films have consistently made huge money at the box office, helping the Big Daddy star become one of the most recognisable actors in the world. With over $2 billion in box office earnings, Sandler is a bankable actor, but the actual quality of his films has been called into question time and time again.
The 51-year-old has received no less than eleven 'Worst Actor' nominations from the Razzies, but has also demonstrated genuine acting talent in more dramatic roles like Funny People and The Meyerowitz Stories.
Perhaps that's what makes him such a frustrating figure. It's clear that Sandler does have talent. He wouldn't be where he was without it, but in so many cases, it seems like he chooses the easier, lazier option, resulting in an unparalleled library of awful films.