Almost without exception, these nanny movies are terrible. The stars are playing against type, but that doesn’t make it funny. They’re also surrounded by horrible, annoying, third-rate kid actors who don’t help the movie at all. Here’s a list of these movies off the top of my head, starting with the one that inspired this post. I saw the movie poster for this first one as I was leaving Wal-Mart a few minutes ago: The Chaperone with Triple H, then Mr. Nanny with Hulk Hogan, The Tooth Fairy and Game Plan with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Kindergarten Cop with Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Pacifier with Vin Diesel, Cop and a Half with Burt Reynolds (if you need an old school tough guy), and The Spy Next Door and Robin-B-Hood with Jackie Chan.
The picture below should say it all. Why guys? Why?