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The Pacifiers

The Pacifiers

The Pacifier

A pacifier is a feeding tube that adults stick into babies who otherwise might starve. It's a way of keeping babies alive despite their mothers' disinterest in feeding them.

PACIFIER

For The Simpsons short, see The Pacifier (The Simpsons short). For other uses, see Pacifier (disambiguation). (Source: en.wikipedia.org The Pacifier is a 2005 American family action comedy film directed by Adam Shankman, written by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant and stars Vin Diesel. After a failed rescue mission, Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is assigned as childminder to the family of the man he failed to save. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

Burlingame, Russ (2015-12-16). "Vin Diesel Reveals The Pacifier Sequel Is Being Written". Comicbook.com. Retrieved 11 September 2021. (Source: en.wikipedia.org 'The Pacifier' is another clichéd kid-flick where in the beginning kids don't like the caretaker and then they all love him and what not. The reason why I watched it was because Lauren Graham was in it and I wanted to see how her pairing worked with Diesel. There was no chemistry (and I mostly blame Diesel as he's hardly ever had chemistry with any of his co-star). The film does have its few funny moments. Brad Garrett makes a few appearances and his wrestling suit was hilarious. Kids might love the film. Diesel fans might love it because he's in it. I don't. For me it's forgettable and certainly better forgotten. (Source:www.imdb.com))

Parents need to know that The Pacifier has a lot of cartoonish "action violence": no blood and no on-screen shooting but an exploding helicopter, a glimpse of a dead body, a lot of kicking and hitting. A parent is killed (off-screen). There's a lot of potty humor including many diaper jokes and a character covered with sewage. There's also some crude schoolyard language including "bite me," "boobs," "spaz," "skanky." One daughter wears a crucifix, though there is no further evidence of any religious faith. The portrayal of the bad guys has some unpleasantly racist overtones, and some of the "humorous" insults are sexist and homophobic. And there's intrusive product placement for Costco and other brands. (Source: moviesanywhere.com)

Parents need to know that The Pacifier has a lot of cartoonish "action violence": no blood and no on-screen shooting but an exploding helicopter, a glimpse of a dead body, a lot of kicking and hitting. A parent is killed (off-screen). There's a lot of potty humor including many diaper jokes and a character covered with sewage. There's also some crude schoolyard language including "bite me," "boobs," "spaz," "skanky." One daughter wears a crucifix, though there is no further evidence of any religious faith. The portrayal of the bad guys has some unpleasantly racist overtones, and some of the "humorous" insults are sexist and homophobic. And there's intrusive product placement for Costco and other brands. (Source: www.commonsensemedia.org)

THE PACIFIER stars Vin Diesel as Shane Wolf, an all-business Navy Seal who's all about securing perimeters and drop-and-give-me-twenty. Shane is sent to rescue a computer whiz who has been kidnapped by the Serbs because they want who has created his super-secret "ghost" program. The whiz is killed by the bad guys (off screen), and after Shane recovers from being shot, he is sent to the suburbs to protect the whiz's five kids while his widow attempts to retrieve the program from a safe deposit box in a Swiss bank. The kids are undisciplined and acting out following the loss of their father, but they know how to love. Result of this meeting of opposites: development of mutual admiration through comic and heart-warming incidents and some cartoon-y stunts. (Source: www.commonsensemedia.org)

The Pacifier might manage to qualify as mindlessly enjoyable pap if it was not so insincere, littered with gross-out jokes, and, with a tin ear for its target audience. Once he gets to know the kids he helps each one in predictable ways. Meanwhile, the bad guys are trying to get the Ghost program so everyone has to learn to work together and rely on one another, yadda yadda. This is all shown through crude humor, uncomfortably stereotyped bad guys, and a plot twist involving a swastika that few in the target age group will understand or relate to. (Source: www.commonsensemedia.org)

The Pacifier is a funny family friendly movie that the whole family will enjoy. It is appropriate for all age ranges while still remaining humorous and compelling. I usually do not sit through entire films and was able to easily watch The Pacifier starring Vin Diesel. Vin Diesel is hired to protect a family of high energy children while their mother goes away for a short time. The film is easy to watch and I found myself smiling several times. Vin Diesel allows himself to be vulnerable but still show a strong heart and compassion. Its worth a watch and we all enjoyed it! (Source: www.amazon.com)

The Pacifier is a 2005 action comedy film directed by Adam Shankman and written by Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant, and starring Vin Diesel. The film was released March 4, 2005 by Walt Disney Pictures, and earned US$30 million in its opening weekend. (Source: disney.fandom.com)

In "The Pacifier," Vin Diesel follows in the footsteps of those Arnold Schwarzenegger comedies where the muscular hero becomes a girly-man. Diesel doesn't go to the lengths of Schwarzenegger in "Junior," where Arnold was actually pregnant, but he does become a baby-sitter, going where no Navy Seal has gone before. (Source: www.rogerebert.com)

Pacifiers are for infants. The same is true of The Pacifier. In fact, "infantile" may be the best single word to describe this Kindergarten Cop wannabe. Vin Diesel is better than the material, but, no matter how hard he tries, he can't rise above the puerile screenplay credited to Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant. The Pacifier is offensive because it offers little more than unleavened stupidity in the place of the family-friendly action and comedy it promises. (Source: www.reelviews.net)

The under/over age for viewers of The Pacifier is about 10. It has enough poop jokes to keep very young potential audience members engaged, but not enough content to attract tweens or teens. Adults will vacillate between thoughts of self-mutilation and wanting to do unspeakable things to director Adam Shankman (whose impeccable filmmaking resume includes such titles as The Wedding Planner and A Walk to Remember). Creatively sadistic children who can dupe their parents into using The Pacifier as a family outing will get a chance to avenge all those wrongful groundings. (Source: www.reelviews.net)

When Arnold Schwarzenegger made Kindergarten Cop, he was already a proven box office draw with a successful comedy (Twins) under his belt. He was also working with a proven director (Ivan Reitman) and an enjoyable script. None of these things are true of The Pacifier, and it shows. This is a sloppy movie whose lackluster action sequences serve only to offer a momentary respite from the flaccid comedy/drama that comprises the majority of the running length. Those hoping for a few feeble laughs are likely to be disappointed. The sole redeeming quality of the movie is Vin Diesel, but it doesn't take long before his charisma is snuffed out. This Pacifier deserves to be chewed up and spat out. (Source: www.reelviews.net)

 

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