Given the critical drubbing that Adam Sandler has received for the films produced so far in his four-picture deal with Netflix, one might assume the streaming service would be unhappy with the content he’s delivered for them, including the just-released “Sandy Wexler” and his first offering, “The Ridiculous Six”, which boasts the dubious achievement of receiving a 0 per cent score on Rotten Tomatoes.
This is apparently not even close to true, as demonstrated in Netflix’s release of its first-quarter earnings report for 2017 and its recent announcement that they’re re-upping the deal for four more films.
In the earnings report, Netflix reveals that “we continue to be excited by our Sandler relationship and our members continue to be thrilled by his films.”
How thrilled? Very thrilled, in fact, with Netflix viewers thrilled enough to spend in excess of 500 million hours watching Sandler-created content. “Since the launch of ‘The Ridiculous 6’, Netflix members have spent more than a half-billion hours enjoying the films of Adam Sandler,” notes the earnings report.
Despite the mixed reviews, Sandler fans took to Twitter en masse to declare how much they enjoyed “Sandy Wexler” — including a certain ’90s-era rap star: