Vin Diesel, arguably the least talented "actor" since Steve Guttenberg, stars in "THE PACIFIER". Diesel plays Shane Wolfe, a Navy S.E.A.L Lieutenant. During the opening action sequence in which Wolfe and his men try to rescue a Scientist, the captive is killed before the hiding place of crucial documents is revealed. It's up to Wolfe to play house for the dead scientist's family while the wife travels to find a Swiss safety security box that may hold the answer for what is being looked for.
For kids, "THE PACIFIER" isn't bad. But, for anyone over 10........It's pure drudgery! Diesel can't act and he loves to chew any scenery he can. In "THE PACIFIER", his blatant self-absorption is noticeable throughout while he even tries to steal scenes from children. Diesel mugs for the camera in a way that's completely undeserved and even insulting. But, again,...the youngsters we sat with, loved the film!
BUENA VISTA has preserved the film's 2.35:1 aspect ratio with 16:9 enhancement. While there aren't unforgettable images, Shankman utilizes the widescreen compositions effectively. They're well complimented here with stunning clarity and depth. Colors are bold and consistent. There is no grain present. There is great detail in every scene and contrast is perfect.
BUENA VISTA has provided a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. While there are long lulls without any separation effects, whenever they're utilized, all speakers come to life. Action sequences utilize panning, discrete and bass effects with great impact. Dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.
BUENA VISTA has provided a lot of extras! An audio commentary track provides some surprising insight into the film's original design. Jackie Chan was meant to star in this vehicle(it would have been much better with him!) While not without its slow spots, the commentary becomes entertaining.There are plenty of deleted scenes and bloopers as well!