Took my daughter to see it on Sunday for her birthday: if you've seen THE PACIFIER, you know where this one is. Replace Vin Diesel with Jackie Chan; replace the army for spy stuff, and replace the fun with something kinda dull, and you have this movie.
It'd been quite some time since I saw a Jackie Chan movie; he's aged a lot over the past five years.
All in all, it felt like one of those Disney Channel Original Movies but without the charm.
I saw it and I went in thinking it was going to be lame, but enjoyed it a lot. I see the similarities to The pacifier, but I thought the pacifier sucked (rim shot)! Jackie Chan, to me, is such an enjoyable actor to watch on screen. Something about his personality is very inviting and I find myself overlooking his acting chops (the language barrier has a lot to do with that) and what his facial expressions and how much he enjoys making movies.
Bt as much as I liked Chan, I hated the rest of the cast. Count me as one of those who hate George Lopez and I can not deal with Billy Ray Cyrus. Thankfully, they did not have a lot of screen time. But, the "kids" were awful. THe typical moody teen age daughter, the nerdy-trying-to-be-funny pre teen son and the adorable toddler daughter. They were all atrocious.
But I did recommend this movie to friends with kids and they enjoyed it. Thumbs up from me - as a family movie for kids of all ages.
THIS WEEK IN TV Monday: The Bachelorette (season finale) and Dating In The Dark on ABC; The Great American Road Trip, The Wanted, and Dateline NBC on NBC. Tuesday: The Superstars (finale), Better Off Ted, and The Bachelorette: