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84 out of 127 people found the following review useful:
Didn't laugh once, 25 April 2007
My kids wanted to see this movie so I dug up some free passes and took
them. What a horrible waste of time. Not only didn't I laugh, I didn't
even crack a smile. Neither did my kids.
This movie is horrible -- pure and simple. If anyone recommends this movie to you, please dial 911 and report a crime against nature. Showing this movie to inmates could be considered cruel and unusual punishment.
Do not watch this movie under any circumstances. I would have rather watched Nerds IV or Troll 2 than this hunk of garbage.
79 out of 129 people found the following review useful:
The Title Should Be Changed To Is This Done Yet, 9 April 2007
Author: TEAQUIEMORO from United States
I mean when I saw Are We There Yet, I thought it was finished from there but no. They had to do Are We Done Yet. I mean, if they know the first one was bad why are they making another one, what is wrong with these directors. They are making some bad squeals or remakes that are in the bottom and they still continue. Soon another one is going to be called Are We Having Fun Yet, well guess what, no. And for sure this movie would at least be better than the first, but it is worst. I should be stupid for watching this piece of crap. Let me tell you for all that didn't see this movie yet, you made the right choice. Soon, these dopes will make the third, then the fourth, then more. Make sure you will never see this, the only funny jokes are in the trailer. That's it.
37 out of 53 people found the following review useful:
Natural Disasters Have More Laughs, 6 April 2007
Author: Gregory Eichelberger from San Diego
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
"Are We Done Yet?" Let's hope so. A phenomenally bad movie and, worse
yet, a completely unfunny comedy that rips off "Mr. Blandings Builds
His Dream House," among a dozen other, better films. Oh, did I also
mention it's a sequel to one of the worst movies of 2005, "Are We There
Yet?" In that picture, former gangsta rapper Ice Cube (now flattened
and mellowed down to a pathetic, bumbling caricature) was Nick, the
idiotic boyfriend of Suzanne, mother of the most untalented and
unsympathetic kids on the planet. No wonder his character hated
children, with these horrid spawn underfoot, I'd have a vasectomy
In this version, he actually marries Suzanne, but four people living in a small apartment causes him to move to the country. Very far out in the country where there's no malls or cell phone reception.
Here he meets the wacky Chuck (John McGinley, "Platoon," "Wild Hogs," TV series "Scrubs") village Realtor/contractor/building inspector/idiot, who convinces Nick to buy a huge Victorian mansion (even though he could only afford to live in a small apartment in the city).
Of course, once the papers are signed, the domicile begins to fall apart; the electricity goes out, the roof leaks, floors collapse, walls crumble, and so does the marriage.
Meanwhile, Nick has taken out a big advance to start a sports magazine and is trying to woo Ervin "Magic" Johnson for a relevant cover story (didn't Magic Johnson retire from the NBA like 400 years ago?!).
Nick also seems to have an unlimited income for these repairs, and Chuck keeps bringing in more and more bizarre and not-at-all-humorous workers (a pair of huge Samoan dry rot specialists, a blind plumber, etc.) to fix the money pit.
Also, Suzanne is pregnant, and in a scene that has graced thousands of comedies in the past, she goes into labor at a most inconvenient time. And while this film is clearly for youngsters (as well as the severely brain-damaged), and should therefore not be judged like a Shakespeare sonnet, I nevertheless cannot abide comedies which do not make me laugh at all.
We know what jokes and pratfalls will take place minutes before they occur (Nick falls through floors, roofs and walls, is struck by lightening and is attacked by bats, raccoons, deer and a crazed sturgeon.
Not one of these situations is even remotely interesting, let alone smile-inducing. Friends, I've seen funnier memorial services.
Ice Cube's talent peaked in "Boyz in the Hood," (and he had funnier lines when he was singing with N.W.A.), while the other leads are absolutely abysmal, especially the two kids, who've lost any cuteness and most of their acting abilities since the first picture.
In fact, the only saving grace (and I mean that term in the loosest way possible), is McGinley. Sure, he was funnier as the syncophatic sergeant in "Platoon," but his presence here is really the only thing that saves "Are We Done Yet?" from total burial in the dung heap.
His inclusion makes this one slightly better than the first, which is like saying that Lee Harvey Oswald was a better shot than John Wilkes Booth.
24 out of 34 people found the following review useful:
Just as awful as the first, 13 July 2007
I normally don't rant about these type of films but this was just poor.
I saw the first film "Are We There Yet?" that Columbia Pictures
released last 2005 and it was received poorly for it's dodgy family
entertainment, cheap jokes and horrible gags. This sequel is directed
by Next Friday director Steve Carr which actually hints that it could
be at least worth watching. Unfortunately it's the same routine as the
first film with it's annoying slapstick comedy and painfully unfunny
Ice Cube is just as poor along with Nia Long for doing a sequel anyway because he should have fired his agent for being in this movie. The little kids are still just as bratty and uncool for "antoganists" and the new characters don't give any good backup too. The story is predictable and the script is just as amazingly bad as well. Avoid this horrible film at all costs.
I'm pretty certain that if a third is made it will flop like a lead balloon.
14 out of 19 people found the following review useful:
Are we "done" yet?, 6 June 2008
Author: Dragoneyed363 from United States
Holy crap, I hope so, because I can't stand to watch another one of
these horrible films. Let me start off with my grisly story of how I
watched this film. I got it as a Christmas present from a family
member. She said I knew I liked the first one, which she was wrong, so
she went ahead and got me the sequel. I made a fake smile, and before I
put it away for life, she suggested we watched it. My heart was
pounding out of my chest, for I knew I could not escape! I hated the
first one and even though I am willing to give any film a chance, I was
not anywhere near excited.
Well, we started it up, and pretty soon we were all sitting down watching it. Here's a clue as to what my families thoughts on it were: The family member apologized for buying it for me, my brother fell asleep, and my mom sat there with a disgusted look on her face. Even my eight year old cousin and five year old nephew did not laugh! I still can not believe that this is the filth that caused the wonderful movie Grindhouse to bomb, and I will hate this film until the very day I die for that, and I feel tremendously sorry for anyone who decides to watch it. It's just as poor as everything is in the first. Lame jokes, lame acting and lame plot.
If another film is made I assume it will be titled, "We're Not Done Yet, Sorry".
16 out of 25 people found the following review useful:
Painful, 16 April 2007
Author: (email@example.com) from Georgia
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
I went to see this with a good friend over the weekend b/c I had
nothing to do and she really liked Are We There Yet? and convinced me
that this would be funny. Please, I urge you not to see this movie if
you are over the age of 8. This was an hour and a half of my life that
I will NEVER get back.
**SPOILERS (I guess)**
I'm thinking the makers of this "movie" just ripped off and pieced together parts of other bad movies like The Money Pit, The Great Outdoors, Troop Beverly Hills.... or any of those family films where the new stepparent or annoying relative is trying to win over the kids/other relatives and a bunch of wacky adventures (in the wilderness, on the road, with a crappy house, with a rebellious teen, etc) ensue.
Nothing in this movie is wacky or funny. Seriously, there are jokes like "I don't know karate, but I know Ka-razy" and a wife giving birth going "You did this to me! I hate you!" Nope, never heard those before.
Then, there is everyone blaming our hero, Ice Cube, for all of the terrible things going wrong, when either:
a) they are the fault of the bafflingly annoying con-artist/psychopath that serves as their realtor, contractor, house inspector, electrician, connection to Magic Johnson, midwife (yes, midwife) and "baby whisperer" (don't ask).
b) no one really seems to care that the 13 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER is either prancing around in next to nothing or going to a huge party with (I assume) a lot of alcohol and a guy who looks like he's probably 18 or older (Hello, statutory rape, anyone?). The mother is completely unconcerned and/or chooses not to get involved. Instead, she lets a man who her kids barely know do the parenting.
I could go on. There are so many things in this movie that don't make sense or are just plain dumb that I guess the producers thought would be funny. They were very, very wrong. This movie bites.
17 out of 29 people found the following review useful:
Good for the family, 18 August 2007
Author: namor_jedi from United States
I've never seen Are We There Yet?, and I had no intention of watching this film. I thought as many that the funny parts were in the trailers and that the actors were sub-par. For the most part that is true. There were some surprises in the humor, mostly from John C. McGinley, but it was far from side splitting. Even though it was not a great movie on the whole, it was a great family film. Today, with the exception of Disney, most movies are far from family friendly. Even Dreamwork's cartoons have a great deal of crude humor in them that make most parents cringe when watching them with small children. Are We Done Yet? actually has a lot of great family values that are missing from a lot of movies that have come out recently. The film shows a man who is forced to take care of a family that is not his own and also to prepare for his future children with his new wife. This step-father acts more like a dad should to his teenage step-daughter than most real father's do. Very rarely will you see some one in a film telling a young girl to put on more clothes and yelling at her for sneaking out of the house. If you are looking for something that is more than okay to watch with the kids then this is a movie to check out. Don't expect anything close to award winning, but parents can watch this safely with their kids without wondering if their kids know what the last innuendo meant every couple of minutes.
3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
Can i go Home yet ?, 8 April 2009
Author: stephengraley from United Kingdom
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
What a Shocker, the film should have been renamed Can i go home yet
because i wanted to from 10 minutes in.
I have never been so bored watching a film, it was almost painful to watch, lets see where it all went wrong.
Are we there yet, This was hilarious and this was due to a couple of key areas. 1) The story revolved around the kids and they made all the moments of laughter. 2) The Beloved Car 3) Satchel Paige sitting on the car dashboard.
Now lets see where "Are we Done yet" went wrong.
The kids were hardly in the movie compared to the original, The car was hardly seen and Satch was not even in the movie. Add to that the most annoying character in the history of cinema played by John C. McGinley and we have a turkey of a movie roasting to perfection. It breaks my heart to say this as i have seen, Are we there yet like 20 times and it still has me in fits of laughter, my 2 year old nephew wants to always watch it and i am more than happy to. They should have called this Home Improvement as the whole story revolved around McGinley's character. it was also embarrassing the way the movie tried to cling to successful scenes from the original movie, Aleisha Allen singing and the scene with the rabid Deer.
In conclusion i am sorry to say that this film is another poor excuse this summer on a bandwagon of shocking Sequels.
9 out of 16 people found the following review useful:
This movie wasn't that awful, 19 April 2008
Author: kilane38 from United States
I admit, I didn't see this film in the theater. I caught the first one (Are We There Yet) on cable and disliked it enough that I refused to see the sequel. However, flipping through the channels one day, I caught a couple of scenes of "Are We Done Yet" and frankly, I found myself laughing more than once. It was surprisingly enjoyable. John McGinley was brilliant, Ice Cube made me chuckle every time something went wrong. He was so likable even when he was the most frustrated. It was a lighthearted family film, that given the chance, rendered some bonafide giggles. This movie didn't deserve a 2.8. I'd easily give it a 6.
10 out of 18 people found the following review useful:
Funny family movie, 27 October 2007
Author: froglady99 from United States
I don't know why so many other people hate this movie so much. Some of
them said outright that they didn't like the first one, so why would
they watch the sequel? I enjoyed the first one, so naturally I wanted
to see the sequel. Sure, it was a bit hokey, but a lot of family movies
are. This movie was funny, and it had some serious moments too.
If you haven't seen this movie yet, here's my recommendation: a. If you didn't like the first movie, you probably won't like this one either, so don't waste your time watching it and then complain about it on this website.
b. If you liked the first movie, you'll probably enjoy this one as well, so go ahead and enjoy it, no matter what the complainers say.
c. If you haven't seen the first movie, watch it first, because it's a good movie and gives you the background on the story. Then watch this movie.
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