Just in time for the Christmas holidays, the long-awaited 2nd sequel to “Meet The Parents” entitled, “Little Fockers” arrived. In this chapter, we see Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) struggling to bring in money for his family, with his father in law Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) still not trusting him as husband to his daughter, Pam (Teri Polo), aswell as father to Jacks grandchildren who are introduced in this film.
If you have seen the first two movies in the series, then you can see from my mini-description above that not too much has changed plot-wise. But I think that is in a way a good thing because the story with Jack not trusting Greg is what creates the humour in the movie (and the previous ones) due to Greg’s nervousness and insecurity with his father in law, a situation which is vice versa for Jack. Adding Greg and Pam’s kids into the story did little difference in most cases. This film was just as inappropriate as the first two.
As for Robert De Niro’s appearance in the film, I would have to say that I am extremely unimpressed. Ever since the first film came out, I always said to myself “Why on earth is he in this film, he is such a good actor and I think that he is wasting his time being in this”. I personally think that De Niro is the best in dramatic roles. But yet, he has/had the toughness, and seriousness in him to play Jack Byrnes for three movies, and he wasn’t terrible, I just think that he should’ve been working on something more intense and serious perhaps.