You Don’t Mess with the Zohan. Watch It.
It’s funny. That’s all you need to know. Sure, it got crushed in the reviews, but who are you watching movies for? Them or you?
I’ve heard that babies will like classical music if you play it for them in the womb. I think my enjoyment stems from that fact that during high school, i listened to the severe beating of a bus driver and that has made me into the Adam Sandler watching man that I am today. Sure, it’s not for everybody, and we can all say that $8.50 for a movie is outrageous, but sometimes a short goofy comedy with camera tricks is a lot more entertaining than something like “Howard’s End” to me. I don’t think Adam Sandler will ever win an academy award, but when has it become required that other people have to acknowledge something to be good before it can be enjoyable?
I will say that the plot isn’t very strong even with the whole peace in the middle east theme that they had going. As with all comedy, not every gag hits its mark perfectly, but it did well enough as a comedy compared to some others (for instance, I was not a fan of Evan Almighty).
Anyhow, the main point I wanted to make is that at first I didn’t want to go see it because of the reviews that I heard it received. I almost missed out on it because I was going to go along with the crowd. I will say that if you like Classic Sandler, (Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison) you should go see it.