Download audio interviews with Vin Diesel, Brad Garrett, and Lauren Graham on The Pacifier
The Pacifier recalls those old cheesy Saturday afternoon efforts in all their family-oriented glory.
Most people refuse to recognize this fact. I’m not sure why. I think it has to do with Vin Diesel and their preconceived notions about his body of work. The Pacifier isn’t typical Diesel fare. Yes, it nudges the thin edge of his previous efforts, playing homage to his action hero status, but the movie would survive on its own, without him. In fact, as Director Adam Shankman tells it, the film wasn’t even intended for Vin in the first place.
The Pacifier was originally written for Jackie Chan. That’s evident in two superbly choreographed fight scenes that almost seem too cool for a kiddy flick. One sees Vin battling two Ninjas in the upstairs bedroom of a small tyke. In typical Chan fashion, Diesel beats the villains with a twisting dance of toys, doors, and a fun-time junction tunnel. The other skirmish sees the young Morgan York extracting learned kung fu on a troop of Boy Scouts. Its fun stuff.
The Pacifier is by far my favorite Vin Diesel movie. But like I said, I’m a sucker for decent Disney matinees. Movieweb was recently invited to cover the junket for this film. I was going to go, but MGM was holding a press conference right next door for Be Cool at the exact same time. Now, I’m many things, but I can’t be in two places at once. What did I do? Well, I sent one of our Soju After Movie contestants in my place. Her name is DMA. A wonderful girl, she was originally going to act as co-host of our On-Line radio show. After sitting with this fun bunch here, she mysteriously vanished. Even though I’ll probably never see her again, I am grateful that she was able to capture these live, streaming interviews for you, my brethren.
Included in this batch of roundtable Interviews are Vin Diesel, Lauren Graham (who you might now from the Gilmore Girls or Bad Santa), and Brad Garrett (from Everyone Loves Raymond; DMA has a big-time crush on this guy and it bleeds through the audio.)
After listening to these group-effort interviews, I highly suggest you check out Disney’s The Pacifier, especially if you have a vested interest in that sort of thing.
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