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||That's about all
it's good for.
Only if your bringing her kids.
||Some fighting, but
||Vin does look
pretty funny doing the dance so the one kid can go to sleep.
||"Why are your
boobs so big?"
||Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman
I heard an interview with Vin Diesel that one of the
reasons he made "The Pacifier" was because his niece and
nephew kept asking him when he would make a movie they would
be able to see him in (I guess they are of the younger
persuasion), or something like that. Well, he decided to
take on the role of Shane, a Navy SEAL, who gets assigned to
protect the children of a scientist whose widow has to go to
Switzerland to retrieve items from her husbandís safety
deposit box because it might have to do with national
security. After seeing the movie Iíd recommend that Vin give
the kids a DVD copy and get back to making action movies,
but after the opening weekend this movie had, Iím hoping
heís not getting any aspirations as the next actor for
children, but then again, what do I know?
A Movie Review
Pretty much you can guess everything that will happen in
this movie, and darn it, Iím going to give away some of it
here. Yes, the kids are a pain in the ass and Shane has to
resort to SEAL methods to whip them into shape. Yes, Shane
will get emotionally involved with the kids and they will
eventually see him as a sort of father figure. Yes, the kids
wonít realize the seriousness of it all until the bad dudes
invade their house looking for the mysterious "GHOST"
project. Yes, Shane will fall for the principal. Yes,
somehow the annoying duck will help out. Yes, Shane will
beat up the wrestling coach (but you already know that if
you saw the trailer). And yes, somehow the kids will help
save the day.
Look, the movie isnít horrible; itís just so predictable
that Iím thinking I could have written it without even
trying. Vinís okay in his role, but the seemingly biggest
laugh came when the Lula asks Shane "Why are your boobs so
Iím going to wrap up this short review, which I guess
wasnít much of a review but a pleading that Vin go back to
the work I enjoyed, and leave "The Pacifier" with 2 stars
out of 5. Itís not really that bad if you want to take the
kids to an afternoon flick.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!
(DOTR here, a follow-up...
What do I know? I didn't really like "The Pacifier"
and questioned Vin's reasoning for taking this role instead
of reprising himself as "XXX." Low and behold this
movie has made tons of money,
"XXX: State of the Union,"
even if he were involved, probably would have still sucked.
Even though I still didn't care for this movie, I must admit
that in the grand scheme of taking movie roles, Vin made the