Friday, 8 April 2016

The Cobbler (2015) - Netflix Review "Is this based on Sandler's real life, where he's fed up and can't be bothered any more?"

So The Cobbler came out in 2015, getting critically panned by almost everyone who watched it, and star Adam Sandler got nominated for two Razzies. As some one who is always willing to give Sandler a chance, even after the awful Pixels and the abysmal Ridiculous Six, I thought I'd see how bad this film actually is. Dan Stevens is in it, so it can't be that bad, can it?

The film starts in 1903 where we get the back story to how the magical stitcher came to be. Fast forward to present day where Max Simkin (Adam Sandler) is fed up with life as a cobbler, and after a threatening encounter with gangster Leon Ludlow (Method Man), Max busts his machine, forcing him to use his great-grandfathers old stitcher, while waiting for Leon to return for his shoes Max tries them on, gaining the appearance and voice of Leon. Figuring out the stitcher has magical abilities, mischief then ensues, like petty theft, grand theft auto, and pretending to be Dan Stevens to try and get with his girlfriend. Our hero every body.
The plot also involves a crooked real estate agent forcing people out of there houses, threatening them with death which Max helps to take down. Even with that side plot, this film drags so badly it feels more like three hours long rather then the hour and a half it actually is. Adam Sandler is awful in this film, going through the moments with little to no emotion Dan Stevens luckily only has two real scenes but he brings nothing to this film (I just hope the pay check made it worth it). Method Man was possibly the best of a poor bunch in his part as the extremely unlikeable villain, and showed his versatile side being more likeable when Max has his shoes on.

Honestly, I don't know if this film is actually a take on Sandler's real life, where he is fed up with his job and can't be bothered any more? This film is awful, it's not funny, it's not charming, and it's so boring, which leaves me no choice but to rate this film a 2/10: avoid this film like most of Sandler's recent films. What did you think of The Cobbler? Let us know in the comments or on twitter @Richeeandlayla. Richee

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