Adam Sandler’s Netflix Series ‘Ridiculous 6’ Debuts First Trailer

By October 27, 2015
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Say what you will about Adam Sandler, the guy is not going away. Whether you love him or hate him, he has a huge following and it is because of that following, he landed a Netflix Deal to produce original content in the form of ‘straight to streaming’ movies. Case in point, his newest comedy-western Ridiculous 6; an obvious spoof of Taratino’s Hateful Eight –  more so, a Magnificent Seven. 

Before we go any further, here’s the trailer to view and mull over:


Sandler hasn’t had a good run as of late; in regards to both box office and politics. His Pixels underperformed at the box office with comments going so far as to point a finger at the actor, blaming his tired schtick as the reason.

And then there’s Netflix. A few months back, word leaked – followed by personal accounts and straight from the horse’s mouth comments – that his Ridiculous 6 Netflix movie offended the Native American actors working on the set. Over a dozen actors ‘reportedly’ walked off the set never to return. If that weren’t enough, Rose McGowan famously tweeted her disdain about a casting notice in which she was asked to wear skimpy clothing that would show off her ‘cleavage.’ She, of course, pointed a finger right at Sandler for the stereotypical, gender flub. Rightly so, McGowan skipped the audition while her tweet went viral.

All this is to give some context on Sandler’s new project and whether or not the talent will outweigh the controversy. Watching the above video, I was surprised to notice I wasn’t completely turned off by the content. Sure it doesn’t look amazing or anything, it just doesn’t look bad. But does it worry me to know Native American actors walked off set, offended? Yes, it does.

It doesn’t give me a lot of faith in the movie. Whether it’s bad because of poor execution or offensive because racist stereotypes remains to be seen. Long gone are the Billy Madison’s and Wedding Singers. And if you are offended by Sandler continuing to not only piss off women but also nationalities of all kinds, then perhaps this movie is not for you.

For me, I’m interested – politics aside – in seeing if this is truly the end of Sandler’s ability to make people laugh and whether or not this Netflix series is his return to greatness. Now that I have an idea behind the movie and, perhaps, why some Native Americans walked off the set, it will be interesting to see how an audience takes this trailer and the movie as a whole. Question for all of you out there in GeekNation… Does this trailer do anything for you or has Adam Sandler worn out his welcome?

Ridiculous 6 premieres December 11 on Netflix.

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  • David Johnson

    Well it will be on Netflix so its basically free. Just feel sorry for people that payed to see about the last 15 or 20 of his (use the term lightly) movies!!!

  • thetawake

    I think first its key to remember that we’re living in a ‘bizarro world’ where there is a detrimental lack of persons willing to (proverbially) slap the sh*t out of all these folks who believe they’re not only entitled to be offended about everything, but that they have some right to have every offense acknowledged and/or remedied-it’s truly as though we’re all regressing into our toddler minds. It’s must be making conducting business in any realm unimaginably frustrating.

    Anyway, from the trailer, this seems like it has potential to be a better offering than anything Happy Madison has turned out since, well, the ‘Happy/Madison’ days. Also, I’m glad it’s straight to Netflix since Hollywood is doing an abysmal job of giving us a decent return on investment in a trip to the theater.

    I think Sandler is a decent guy just trying to get his friends together every year to have some silly fun making movies in a time when people think they have to consult Internet groupthink prior to deciding to laugh/approve. I’ll be watching without doing so and I wish ’em all the best of luck.