“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Mr. Nanny (1993)
It's "Kindergarten Cop" done badly. Hulk Hogan stars as a bodyguard to two children so terrible that they scare away their nannies and he has to be their babysitter/nanny as well. There's a villain with a shiny metal plate in his head named Thanatos. It's never explained why the bad guy wants the computer chip that Hogan's boss has, nor why he coincidentally has a vendetta against Hogan (to be fair, there might be a reason for the latter having to do with getting that metal plate). There's "Home Alone"-like slapstick where the nanny gets electrocuted, knocked down steps, crushed and hit in the head with a bowling ball. There's a ton of terrible dialogue meant to be funny - you could do a workshop on "hack comedy writing" based on this. Sherman Hemsley shows up, which is probably the best thing going for it.