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Kindergarten Cop (1990)

Kindergarten Cop (1990)


Arnold Schwarzenegger
Pamela Reed
Penelope Ann Miller
Richard Tyson

Directed by Ivan Reitman

When it comes to Arnold Schwarzenegger in this movie you get the feeling that this is not his regular suit. You can tell from the acting and the script that there is so much more the makers wanted this movie to be than what it eventually turned out to be. This removed Arnold from his regular action hero role and strapped a suit on him and made him a teacher, like a fish out of water kind of thing. Although this is not the first time Arnold has done this, but here it did not quite work.
In the end if you grew up in the 90s like me, even seeing it now brings back memories which has come to set this movie in mind as fun and enjoyable.

I still agree that it is not a masterpiece or a great movie, but it does the needed work a movie has to do, entertain.
Every impossible thing happened and even situations that can be avoided were written in. Watching it now I can see many ways all the things that happened could have been avoided, but still I enjoyed the movie.
It is not Arnold or Ivan Reitman at their best, but this movie is the second of three films they did together. The other two films are Twins (1988) and Junior (1994). The three films are comedy and have Arnold not being the action star, but cast in comedic roles.

The start shows us the antagonist who is hunting for the whereabouts of his ex-wife. We come to understand that she witnessed something incriminating against him and fled from him with their son.

The main plot is about two partners tasked with a job of catching the same antagonist, he is a drug dealer named Crisp. The two partners are John (Arnold) and Phoebe (Pamela Reed). They were to go undercover, which was an opportunity for Phoebe who used to be a teacher to fill in at the school where Crisp son was enrolled and be his class teacher. Things did not go as planned and Phoebe developed a stomach flu which made it impossible for her to resume work, so John took her place.

The aim was to get close to Crisps wife, win her trust and offer her immunity to testify against her former husband.

The movie ended up playing out to a form of romantic attachment and this further made things difficult as the problem is still at hand, Crisps must be stopped.

The movie like other Arnold movies was a box office hit and like I said a fun movie to see, just for the entertainment.


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