Title: The Ridiculous 6
Director: Frank Coraci
Genre: Comedy, Western
Leads: Adam Sandler, Terry Crews, Jorge Garcia, Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson
Lets see, where to start with this one! Right off the bat I can tell you that it is a typical Adam Sandler movie. If you like the others, you will find this one appealing. If you don’t like his other movies you will probably hate this movie.
Lets talk specifics. The Netflix Original movie is 1 hour and 59 minutes (119 minutes) long. The time frame is decent and if you are into the movie it will fly by. This movie is one of the most well known actor, jammed packed as they come. You can sit on IMDB.com and scroll for a while and still see names you recognize. I’m not sure this movie paid well for anyone, but was more of a fun project. On top of the already mentioned leads you have names like: Will Forte, Steve Zahn, Nick Nolte, Jon Lovitz, David Spade, Danny Trejo, Nick Swardson, Blake Shelton, and Vanilla Ice. Honestly that list keeps going, its incredible how many people they got to be in this movie.
As we look to the plot, you quickly realize, like most of his movies it is loose and only there as a basic structure. To sum it up Tommy (Adam Sandler) is an orphan raised by Native Americans. His dad comes back and then gets taken. The rest of the movie is about him and his newly found five brothers trying to rescue their dad. Again, the movie is really more about the cast and how they interact with each other.
The humor in the movie is ‘stupid’ and ‘childish’, and that isn’t meant in a mean/bashing way. It, at times, is very inappropriate and brash. Other times it is just corny, and you wonder how these movie keep getting funded at all. That being said if you like that sort of humor even a little bit, you will laugh. I’ll be the first to admit that these movies are a nice getaway from everyday life. It is nice to be able to watch a movie and not have to worry about following it too closely. I do like ‘stupid’ humor and I laughed a lot. I mean check out Team Jacob:
It is as random as they come and to see all of these people play parts you never thought they would, it’s pretty amazing.
But, when you turn to the aspect of scoring/rating a movie like this they are always low. Scoring is serious and movies that aren’t taken too seriously on purpose, know they will be ranked low before they even start. As for being a comedy, yes but not well thought out comedy. As for western…..it takes part in the West, but that’s about it. Again it’s loose, the themes of a western aren’t there but the costumes and what not are. Take it with a grain of salt.
In summary, I laughed. The plot is basic. You never know which actor you will see next, and they all work great together in weird roles. It is your typical Sandler movie and should be treated as such. If I had a choice of never seeing it in the first place or watching it twice, I would watch it again.
That being said movies like this fall flat in the ratings and I would personally give this movie a 4.5/10