Credentials: 5.0 out of 10 (imdb.com)/ 22% Certified Rotten (rottentomatoes.com)/ 38 out of 100 (metacritic.com) Named: The Worst Comedy of All Time by Michael J. Nelson, head writer and star of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” and “Rifftrax.”
Plot: Two of the Devil’s (Harvey Keitel) three sons are looking to dethrone the Prince of Darkness. They head northward to Earth, freezing the portal to hell behind them. With no new souls to give him strength, their diabolical dad is in big trouble. It’s up to the remaining son to save the day. Unfortunately for the devil--- and audiences--- that son is played by Adam Sandler.
I’m no fan of Adam Sandler. Even his supposed best movies--- “Billy Madison,” “Happy Gilmore”--- don’t really do much for me. Sure, they’re good for a few laughs, but they don’t tickle me the way they seem to the rest of the world.
And that’s the good movies.
You can’t really call “Little Nicky” a movie. It’s really just a huge collection of cameos and references to old Sandler movies. The plot exists solely to get us from celebrity to celebrity or more accurately, former SNL cast member to former SNL cast member.
But no one goes to see Sandler movies because of the plot. So, let’s focus some more on the man himself.
Nicky is far and away the most annoying in a long line of annoying Sandler creations. With his slumped posture and raspy voice, Nicky is like the hunchback of Notre Dame with a greasy emo-kid hairdo.
Movies can overcome irritating side characters, but not THE main character who is in basically every scene.
“Little Nicky” has some cool, albeit dated-looking effects and the cameos are sort of fun. Not funny, mind you, but fun. It’s like a game. “How did Sandler Trick (BLANK) Into Agreeing to Be in ‘Little Nicky?’”
You can actually play a little 6 degrees of separation too. As in, when this guy agreed to be in it, he dragged along (BLANK).
Trust me. You’re going to need to entertain yourself somehow. Lord knows “Little Nicky” won’t do it for you. The jokes are Sandler’s usual, almost too immature for the playground style humor. If you’ve ever wanted to see a demon with boobs on its head, you’re insane. Also, you’re in luck because said demon, while not a main character, gets a ton of screen time.
There’s not a whole lot to like about “Little Nicky.” Still, I’m not sure this is Sandler’s worst movie. I still think that honor belongs to “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry,” but “Little Nicky” is up there.
|Adam Sandler's most annoying character. Wow. That's like being the smartest member or MENSA.|
|And here's your winner for Best Cameo!|
|What a pair of boobs... I'm talking about Nealon and Dangerfield... duh. No respect...|
|In case you were wondering how Sandler can make so many bad movies, so quickly...|
|Well, I guess someone needs to keep Rob Schneider employed.|
So there you have it, “Little Nicky.”