Vin Diesel's in an office, circa 2002. Pitch Black, The Fast and the Furious and xXx have made him a hot property maybe even the next big action icon. He's meeting with his agent, his lawyer, and a Disney executive, or some combination of all three:
The rest, unfortunately, is history. Riddick failed to make Vin the action icon he so desperately wants to be which means he really has no image worth spoofing in The Pacifier. And the movie stinks in most other respects. (Though, to be fair, it's nice to see Mr. Diesel freed of the empty action strutting that killed Riddick. In fact, the aforementioned ninja fight is actually easier to follow that any of Riddick's over-edited brawls.) The jokes are lame and the movie suffers from undisciplined story structure. That and it's so cheaply produced it makes Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London look like a Bond film. And to those who would argue, "Hey, it's only a kid's movie": The first Spy Kids, to name one recent example, proved that all-ages entertainment can be funny, sharp, and well-produced on the cheap. Maybe The Rock's eventual family comedy will be better
Buena Vista's DVD release of The Pacifier offers a solid anamorphic transfer (2.35:1) with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. Extras include five deleted scenes with a "play all" feature and an outtakes reel (2 min.). Keep-case.