This week’s biggest release, “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” arrives in theaters on the assumption that bigger is better — both figuratively and literally — when it comes to sequels.

Yet, like the lackluster “Dumb and Dumber To” before it, “Blart 2” is a sequel no one really asked for.

The premise of star Kevin James getting an all-expenses paid vacation to Las Vegas and saving art from being stolen from the Wynn casino is flimsy.

Somehow, the jokes — which even the youngest viewers can see coming from miles away — are worse.

To be sure, this is probably family-friendly filmmaking, but “entertainment” might not be the best word to describe what “Blart 2” ends up being.

Moviegoers, especially families, deserve better from Hollywood studios than this. Their voice needs to be heard at the box office.

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