I loved the original Kindergarten Cop with Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was whimsical, fun and enjoyable. So when I found myself standing at the Redbox last night after work, looking for something to watch today (I knew I would be home sick from work because I'd already talked to the boss and scheduled it) and found Kindergarten Cop 2, I knew I had to check it out. Granted, I've never really been much of a Dolph Lundgren fan, but nonetheless I rented it.
I was actually quite surprised at this movie. It turned out better than I thought it would be. Like I said, Dolph's acting style has never been one of my favorites. I've always considered him a "B rated" actor. He can act, don't get me wrong. But usually his dialogue just comes out stiff and rehearsed. I don't like it. But this time, I have to say that he really pulled it off.
Now, on to the plot. The plot is quite similar to the first movie. There's a bad guy. He's after something. That something happens to be hidden in a school. Enter FBI agent turned "teacher", played by Dolph Lundgren, of course. His assignment? Find the object before the bad guy does. (Yes, I'm intentionally trying to not give away too much information, lest I be accused of throwing out spoilers.)
Kindergarten Cop 2
Was this one of my favorite movies? No, but that's not surprising. I watch a lot of movies. But it's definitely worth renting, and with a PG-13 rating, it's something that you can watch with your kids. Some of you, at least. The MPAA rating comes from the fact that there is a bit of "choice language" peppered throughout the film, as well as references to drugs. And violence. Let's not forget the violence. If there's one thing that Dolph Lundgren is good at, it's head smashing.
Overall, Kindergarten Cop 2 was a cute movie, and one that I would recommend.