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The Pacifier
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Starring: Vin Diesel
MPAA Rated: PG
Released By: Disney Pictures
Web Site: www.thepacifier.com
Kiddie Movie: That's about all it's good for.
Date Movie: Only if your bringing her kids.
Gratuitous Sex: Nope.
Gratuitous Violence: Some fighting, but nothing gratuitous.
Action: Some running around.
Laughs: A couple.
Memorable Scene: Vin does look pretty funny doing the dance so the one kid can go to sleep.
Memorable Quote: "Why are your boobs so big?"
Directed By: Adam Shankman
Produced By: Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman

The Pacifier
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG

It's 1:37 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
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?

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 big?"

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!! L8R!!!

(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 right choice.)

 

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