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.
The actor who broke your heart when he carved "Brooks was here" in the Shawshank Redemption has passed away at his Malibu home. The son of James Whitmore said the 87-year-old versatile actor has died of lung cancer. http://www.nbclosangeles.