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Daddy Day Camp
Daddy Day Camp (2007 film poster).jpg
Genre: Slapstick
Comedy
Running Time: 89 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: August 8, 2007
Directed by: Fred Savage
Written by: Geoff Rodkey
J. David Stem
David N. Weiss
Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr.
Lochlyn Munro
Richard Gant
Tamala Jones
Paul Rae
Brian Doyle-Murray
Previous film: Daddy Day Care (2003)


Daddy Day Camp (also known as Daddy Day Care 2) is a 2007 american comedy film directed by Fred Savage. It is the sequel to 2003's Daddy Day Care.

Plot

Taking place four years after the first film, the operator of a neighborhood daycare center opens his own camp, only to face financial hardship and stiff competition from a rival camp.

Why It Sucks

  1. 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.
  2. Horrible acting, which recast every single character from the original film.
  3. Tiresome supporting characters, that don't behave or look like their original counterparts or designs.
  4. There are almost no jokes or comedy at all in this film, considering that this is a Daddy Day Care film, and whether humor is very unfunny, unoriginal, and even forced; compared to the original film which had some good moments of sarcastic humor.
  5. 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.
  6. Boring and pointless slapstick.
  7. Lame action scenes that many films have done better.
  8. Blatant product placement (eg. Hummer's H3 SUV, GM school bus, Charmglow grill, Nike workout gear).
  9. Some horrendous dialogue.
  10. Forgettable and unoriginal moments.
  11. The film was in development for 4 years.
  12. The morals were mostly bad and felt extremely shoved in right down our throats. In addition, they also feel really tacked on.
  13. Lots of plot holes and sequences that only serve to pad out the running time of the movie.
  14. A rather bad grasp of the original film.
  15. Rushed poster design.
  16. It ultimately killed the Daddy Day Care franchise, which would get a direct-to-DVD spinoff in 2019 and that's it.
  17. Suprisingly bad ending; especially compared to the original film.

The Only Redeeming Quality

  1. Good soundtrack.

Reception

The film received much worse reviews than it's prequel. On Rotten TomatoesRWW, 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 MetacriticRWW, the film has an average score of 13 out of 100, based on 19 critics, indicating "overwhelming dislike." Audience polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on an A+ to F scale.

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