Adam Sandler's 'Murder Mystery' is getting a sequel
There is perhaps no person on this Earth more divisive than Adam Sandler. You can keep your President Trumps and your Hillary Clintons, because the first question I ask when I first meet somebody is: 'Do you like Adam Sandler movies?'
From passable flicks like Big Daddy and 50 First Dates, to quite decent movies like Funny People and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), to the absolutely awful Jack and Jill and Just Go With It, there is nobody with a more turbulent filmography than Adam Sandler.
But earlier this year, Sandler proves he still knew how to make a mediocre movie when Murder Mystery was released on June 14, 2019, on Netflix. Once again roping in Jennifer Aniston to play the female lead, the movie follows a married couple who find themselves caught up in a murder investigation on a billionaire's yacht.
Check out the trailer for Murder Mystery below:
The movie is awful, full of the classic "comedy" tropes you'd expect to find in any Adam Sandler movie - but that's just my personal opinion, and you don't care about that. But I can tell you that the movie has received a 6/10 rating on IMDb, a 45% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and a score of 38 based on "generally unfavorable reviews" on Metacritic.
But despite this, Netflix reported that the movie was viewed by 73 million households in its first four weeks of release, making it Sandler's most successful film on the streaming platform, per Deadline. In fact, it was one of the biggest opening weekends in Netflix’s online history!
After such undeniable success with viewers, The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Netflix has revealed that a sequel is in the works, with writer James Vanderbilt in negotiations to return and pen the script.
The project is still very much in early development, and as such, neither Sandler and Aniston are confirmed to reprise their roles, as no deals have been signed.
Nevertheless, the biggest mystery to me is why on Earth they'd make another one of these movies...
Until then, Sandler will return to our screens in Uncut Gems, the latest film from the Safdie Brothers – who directed the critically acclaimed Good Time.