How do you get the likes of Harvey Keitel, Jack Nicholson, and Al Pacino in the same movie as Kevin James, David Spade, and Rob Schneider? Hell, how do you get anyone in the same movie as Schneider? By having the best sets in town. That’s because most of them are actually just holiday destinations. Sandler stumbled on the idea during pre-production on 50 First Dates. On a whim, he suggested to the studio that they shoot the whole movie in Hawaii – and they agreed. Since then, Sandler has shot almost every movie he’s made either somewhere warm and fun or just in his backyard. Once you start noticing how many of his posters have exotic vegetation in the background, you can’t unsee it.
Of course, a tropical beach isn’t really worth much if you don’t have time to relax on it. Luckily, to quote Sandler, “I didn’t get into movies to please the critics. I got into it to make people laugh and have fun with my friends.” Turns out that not giving a fuck whether or not you’re making bad movies can actually be quite a pleasant experience. The pressure is off because, well, you’re working on an Adam Sandler movie – not even his audiences go in expecting anything more than a couple of semi-amused smirks. The last time Pacino could just have fun acting was probably at his sixth-grade school play. But on the set of Jack & Jill, he could have farted every line and critics would still have blamed it on the movie.
Perhaps most importantly, almost everyone who has worked with Sandler tells the same story: he’s sweet, charming, and the most down-to-earth guy in Hollywood. He’s always in a good mood, refuses to be treated like a movie star, and interacts with everyone (from Jessica Biel to the best boy) like they’re part of the family. So maybe when he asks you to come do his movie, it sounds more like your favorite neighbor inviting you over for a barbecue to shoot the shit and maybe push someone in the pool. Incidentally, we’ve just described the entire plot of both Grown Ups movies.
HE WOULD’VE DIED WHEN CASTIEL MOLOTOVED MICHAEL, JUST LIKE JIMMY DIED WHEN LUCIFER EXPLODED CAS. HE’S ALREADY IN HEAVEN; MICHAEL WAS JUST WEARING HIS MEATSUIT. WE’RE EVEN TOLD CANONICALLY THAT SAM WAS THE *ONLY* SOURCE OF AMUSEMENT FOR MICHAEL AND LUCIFER IN THE CAGE - WHY? BECAUSE ADAM WASN’T THERE.
It’s important that Michael is older than Lucifer. Because not only has it been established in Season Five, but Michael is supposed to be the greatest, and mightest of the angels. That can be found in the show- the toughest son of a bitch. Take away his older brother status, and suddenly he’s a bit less badass. Because Michael does not rule heaven out of a power grab, he did not usurp Lucifer but because of loyalty and duty that’s why he calls the shots. It explains why so many angels are loyal to him and consider Michael their boss and ruler.
There’s also the fact Michael is supposed to parallel with Dean the oldest Winchester son. Both are the ‘righteous man’ who will lead humanity and the angels to righting perceived wrongs. Both are loyal, and can be rather cold at times as they’ll do anything. Plus, there was the whole parallel of having to kill a brother. In “The Song Remains The Same” Michael can relate to Dean by sharing the pains of being the oldest. It’s a link that Dean has not shared with anyone.
Michael is supposed to be the first archangel, and angel. He’s the boss, he’s the ruler of heaven, he’s the King, he’s a warrior. He’s not some troublesome little brother to Lucifer. Satan being older undermines the psychology of middle children / oldest child. Nice move, show.
But this show established that Michael is the oldest, and changed it. Not only is it a failure on a symbolic level, but changing the shows mythology is just a hack move, it’s lazy and its frustrating.
Being half a Winchester usually never ended well. With Adam being in a cage- it was safe to say that if you’re not a full-blooded Winchester, your fate is very bleak. Very, very bleak. You on the other hand, never believed this. Neither did your twin sister, Hannah. When your mom died, she gave you the address of a Bobby Singer who then introduced you to your brothers- well, half brothers, Dean and Sam Winchester. They were one of the strongest men you’ve ever met in your life, and to say you weren’t a little bit intimidated was a lie.
You and Hanna were complete polar opposite. She was outgoing, and very easy to talk to; whereas, you were a bit on the shyer side, always anxious about saying the wrong things. But you got along pretty well. She understood you, and always tried to do her best to make you comfortable. Despite being quieter, it didn’t mean you were bad company. You had a lot of friends who thought you were the life of the party- well, before you moved to the other end of the country. Life with your brothers wasn’t exactly what you were expected. They bonded so well with Hannah (as expected), and you could see yourself becoming distant from them.
It wasn’t until they started training you two to hunt that you saw the clear favouritism towards your sister. You were equally as good as Hannah when it came to picking up the skills that your brothers taught you, but you were never praised. You were never given a high five, and offered to go out for your favourite treat. You were absolutely sure your brother had no malice intentions when doing these things. It was just your personality.
Dean was an extrovert through and through. You thought you could win him over through your cooking, but apparently he didn’t like anyone else working in the kitchen but him. By the time you found out his love for pie, he had already banned you from using the kitchen.
Sam was good-natured, and you were sure that you and him would get along very well. But, Sam was too excited at the prospect of a sister that he became more of an extrovert as well. He wanted to socialize, go out, and do things with his little sister.
It’s not like you hated going out or anything. You were fond of spending time with your family, but socializing drained you, and you were already quiet from the beginning. It was hard to get close to your new brothers when all they wanted to do was outgoing activities, but you did try.
You sat in when Dean was fixing his Baby or washing her, but he didn’t like the silence, so in the end he turned on his music. That’s when Hannah came in. She made a joke about his taste in music which he took full offense to, and she started asking questions about his car, and next thing you knew, he was teaching her everything about Baby- forgetting that you were even there.
With Sam it was a little easier. He was better to be around since you both were avid readers. You sometimes would read with him, but that left no room for communication, and you were left with a gap between you and your brother. There was one time where he wanted to go to the library, and you wanted to go as well, but that was until Dean piped in, and said that he wanted to go alone so he could ask the cute librarian out. Immediately, you backed out- not wanting to latch onto him when he wanted some alone time.
Cases like this kept happening, and it was harder to try. Too much time has passed, and you got nowhere closer to your brother than when you first met.