Daddy Day Camp
Daddy Day Camp (also known as Daddy Day Care 2) is a 2007 American comedy film starring Cuba Gooding Jr., and directed by Fred Savage in his film directorial debut. It is the second installment in the Daddy Day Care film series and the sequel to 2003's Daddy Day Care. The film was produced by Revolution Studios and released by TriStar Pictures, unlike its predecessor, which was distributed by Columbia Pictures. The film was released in the United States on August 8, 2007.
Spurred on by their wives' insistence that their children attend summer camp, daycare entrepreneurs Charlie Hinton (Cuba Gooding Jr.) and his friend Phil (Paul Rae) decide to buy their dilapidated alma mater, Camp Driftwood. The men face a near impossible task; not only must they renovate the place, but they face stiff competition from nearby Camp Canola, which is run by Charlie's arch-rival, Lance (Lochlyn Munro). Charlie asks his estranged father for help in restoring Driftwood's former glory.
Why It Sucks
- An unoriginal and cliché storyline that has ripped off numerous of better films. You could replace the existing characters with some other random characters and it would make no difference.
- Horrible acting, which recast every single character from the original film.
- Incredibly unlikeable supporting characters, that don't behave or look like their original counterparts or designs.
- Bad writing with abysmal comedy.
- The film is basically a rehash of the original film, expect that it has an all new cast and makes it feel more like a generic remake or reboot than an actual sequel.
- Boring and pointless slapstick.
- Lame action scenes that many films have done better.
- Blatant product placement (eg. Hummer's H3 SUV, GM school bus, Charmglow grill, Nike workout gear, Snickers, M&M's, Skittles, Starburst).
- Forgettable and unoriginal moments.
- The film was in development for 4 years.
- The morals were mostly bad and felt really tacked on.
- The scene where the kid pees in a plant is disgusting and unneeded.
- Speaking of that scene, the film is filled with unnecessary gross-out humor (mainly consisting of poop and vomit jokes, apart from the aforementioned pee scene).
- Uninteresting chain of events that only serve to pad out the running time of the movie.
- Rushed poster design.
- Suprisingly bad ending; especially compared to the original film.
- Good soundtrack.
- One touching scene when Ben, Charlie, and Buck communicating with each other.
Daddy Day Camp received much worse reviews than its prequel. On RWW, the film has an approval rating of 1% based on 79 reviews, with an average rating of 2.28/10. The critic consensus reads: "A mirthless, fairly desperate family film, Daddy Day Camp relies too heavily on bodily functions for comedic effect, resulting in plenty of cheap gags but no laughs." On Metacritic, the film has an average score of 13 out of 100, based on 19 critics, indicating "overwhelming dislike." Audience polled by RWW gave the film an average grade of "B" on an A+ to F scale.