The Pacifier—Buena Vista
I was fully prepared to not like this film. Vin Diesel as a Navy S.E.A.L. turned softie baby-sitter? It doesn't look good from the outset, yet it works if you're looking for a decent family movie. Think Kindergarten Cop meets Home Alone. Diesel is Lt. Shane Wolfe, assigned to protect a household of kids from the evildoers who killed their father. In the meantime, the kids rebel with the typical too-adult remarks and goofy pranks, and it's up to Shane to put them in line with his military training—all in the midst of one poo joke after another. This sounds bad, but I've seen it done worse. So I'd say The Pacifier exceeds expectations, which is fine for a Saturday-night rental.
On to the disc itself: The Navy S.E.A.L. action scenes in the first part of this movie save it from being the completely dialogue-driven movie you might expect. From the deep military drumming to the shrill quality of the helicopters, the sound is decent in Dolby Digital 5.1. Visually speaking, the 2.35:1 anamorphic picture is also up to par, with good clarity and color. The disc is a little disappointing on the extras side (an unfunny bloopers reel and a behind-the-scenes with Diesel that is crushingly too short), but, overall, if you're buying this for the kiddies, it's not a bad choice.