Little Fockers: Movie Review

When "Meet the Parents" came out in 2000, it became such a massive hit that people were practically begging for a sequel. Thankfully, the sequel came out four years after with "Meet the Fockers". We were quite puzzled that the franchise has released a third film. "Meet the Fockers" makes sense but "Little Fockers", we really don’t get. Is "Meet the Parents" worthy of a third movie, a six whole years after the last one? Read on to find out after the jump.

Grandpa Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) survives a heart attack and he realizes that he might not last that long. Jack wants to make sure that someone takes care of the Byrnes clan and has appointed his son-in-law Greg (Ben Stiller) to be the man to do the job. He appropriately names him the "God-Focker". Greg does his best to live-out his name just to please Jack, even sponsoring a drug being sold to him by a beautiful medical representative named Andi (Jessica Alba). The sponsorship money will give Greg enough money to move his children to an exclusive private school. Jack, being the spy and all-out paranoid man, suspects that Greg is having an extra-marital affair with Andi.

"Little Fockers" is a steady film that never really picks up. The humor seems dated employing the same old tricks from before. But we have to be honest here, it still made us burst out in laughter from time to time. As for the story, it's quite generic. In fact, our fears from the get-go were justified. The plot feels forced just so they can roll-out a third film. In summary, "Little Fockers" is uninspired at best feeling like the first two films rolled into one box. Like most things in life, a jack-of-all-trades may be good but it will never be great. "Little Fockers" may make you laugh but the question that really pops up is, "Do we even need to see a third film?". Sadly, the answer is a no.

Rating: 3 reels

Why you should watch it:
- it's still funny although some may find the humor a bit dated

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- this is the weakest of the three films
- may make you think if a third film was even necessary

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