The Reason Adam Sandler Stopped Reading His Bad Movie Reviews
Posted 2017/11/28 0 0
Sandler said he generally avoids reviews.
It's been a while since Adam Sandler made a movie that critics were really gung ho for. He’s not a person in Hollywood who is used to a lot of praise, as many of the comedies he is involved with have been panned by critics over the years. Sandler recently stated that he doesn't really care that all his movies get bad reviews. Speaking ahead of the upcoming movie Sandy Wexler Adam Sandler explained that he still believes in his own work:
“I know what they're going to say to every movie -- they're going to say they don't like it. We'll be OK. I believe in my stuff. That's important to me and my friends and the people I make the movies for. I like them, that's the good news.”
Sandler went on to explain why he stopped reading critics’ takes early on in his career. “When I did Billy Madison, I read some, and they hated it. I was like, ‘Whoa. What the hell is happening, man? I thought they were going to be right with me,'” he said. “They come in and try to rip it apart. So I did stop reading them. It didn’t make sense to me, and it screwed my thinking up a little bit. When we were writing the next one, me and my buddy were like, ‘You think they’re going to hate this if we do this?’ And we started saying, ‘What’s the difference?'”
As a comedian, Adam Sandler only has his own perspective to fall back on, and he told the Press Association that he feels the movies he is making are fun for himself and his friends. We've already learned in the past that Adam Sandler often films movies in locations he has always wanted to vacation in, so the idea of making movies for himself and his friends isn't new. Still, it's interesting to hear him say he is impervious to the bad reviews. He defends the movies he's making, and to his credit, they do make him a lot of money.