Hulk Hogan isn't an Oscar winner by any means, but he can act. His soft side is evident when he has to kiss the doll and sing corny songs.
Hogan wasn't given much to work with here, so he had to take his money and run. Sherman Helmsley will drive you up a wall in this film, as will the spoiled rich kids.David Johanson (Buster Poindexter) makes an appearance as a weirdo trying to steal a chip worth millions from Austin Pendleton, the childrens father.A step down from No Holds Barred and Suburban Commando, but still watchable.**/****
MR. NANNY, in my opinion, is a very hilarious Hulk Hogan film. One of the best things about it is when he suffers all that torture. It's hard for me to say which part of the torture was the most hilarious. When Sean (Michael Keaton) met the kids, things really did get hilarious. Even though I thought that the kids (Robert Hy Gorman and Madeline Zima) were absolute brats at first, I still enjoyed their performances. Before I wrap this up, I must say that the performances were top grade and the cast was perfectly chosen. Now, in conclusion, if you are a fan of Hulk Hogan, you're in for a good time and lots of laughs, so see this movie today.
One hell of a funny movie! This movie is so funny, and Hulk Hogan is a crack up. I love that scene where Burt tells the story of how he saved Sean, the music in that scene is so kool and it's funny. One of the funniest family movies out there. If you want laughs, watch this. 5/5
Number 47 on the bottom 100 list? It only got about 3.0/10! It deserves at least 5.9/10!! This was a good, clever family film with plenty of laugh out loud scenes. Hulk Hogan is good with younger kids. It's funny to see the way they get along with eachother. Good, Clean Family Fun!7/10 stars
I was expecting a complete bomb with this. I was pleasantly suprised. It actually didn't totally stink! Though, seeing Hulk Hogan in a Tutu is just... just... ***SHUDDER***Tights, ok. Leotards? AAAAAARRRRRGGGHHHHHHHHHH!
That's enough to scare the strongest stomachs.
I was a kid when I watched this one, and even then I knew it was a "just OK" type of movie. Still, it had me laughing. Not long, and not hard, but I laughed all the same. My grandfather was passably amused as well--I think he got a kick out of watching me watching the movie. I rate this a 4 out of 10. Watch it with a ten year old on a rainy day; the kid will laugh, you'll smile at their laughter, and you'll kill some time until something good comes on TV. Oh, and this reminds me--the Hulk can act outside of the ring!Well, sort of. I'd never want to see him in a serious role, but he pulled off this comedy bit well enough. I just think he should stick to wrestling.Or retirement. Or whatever.
I caught this movie on HBO early morning one day, so I decided to give it a look. My opinion of the movie has definitely faltered since I watched it back in grade school, but at the same time it maintained my interest for the entire hour and a half. To be fair, a goofy comedy like this is aimed primarily towards children. That is not "totally" an excuse, but you can't view this movie in the same way you'd view "Citizen Kane." Hulk Hogan is no great actor. He can't even bump his head on a kitchen cabinet convincingly. But as mediocre as his talent is, he is somewhat fun to watch. It wouldn't be as funny to see an actor half his size in a ballerina outfit. But Hulkster doesn't give the worst performance. The film's weakest link is the disgustingly over-the-top performance by Buster Poindexter's David Johansen. It's no mystery why he's box office poison (i.e.: "Car 54, Where Are You," "Freejack"). Sherman Helmsley is completely over-the-top as well, but at least he provides some funny moments. Most of the jokes are lame and predictable, but if you're looking for mindless family fun, you can do a lot worse than "Mr. Nanny." But I enjoyed "Suburban Commando" a lot more. At least in that movie, the Hulkster had a talented actor like Christopher Lloyd to feed off.
Wow! I recently saw this movie on TV, and even though it's 10 years after release, the power of this film is undiminished. Hogan has never been known for making conservative films, but Mr.Nanny breaks all the rules. It shatters boundaries and takes the audience places I didn't know a movie could. It may be quite experimental, and thus not for everyone's tastes, but it features a tour-de-force performance by Hulk Hogan reminisent of his unforgettable RIP Thomas. Probably the most mind blowing thing for me was reading that a lot of the Hulkster's on screen time was adlibbed, and that some of the most poignant lines in the film weren't actually in the script. A true modern classic.
It angers me when films like this get such low ratings. I mean if your expecting an oscar winning film with hulk hogan the you can get to mars. This film is enjoyable to watch when your young and quite fun to watch when your a teenager as well as it brings back childhood memories. I was looking at the ratings for another childhood favourite - "ghost dad". i mean why can't people just enjoy the film and if you don't like it then quite simply change the channel!! Its not that hard a thing to do. Hulk Hogan is a funny guy to watch as a wrestler and as an actor and i think it is unfair that films with him in it are rated so low cos a lot of people enjoy his work. So every smart ass reviewer can just take him in the right context or not watch anything by him if they expect him to actto an oscar winning standard. Anyway i've had my little rant, i love films like this!
I used to hire this movie every time I went to the video store with my mum when i was eight years old. I used to think 'the Pit of Blood' who be fun to swim in and the magnetic weights were funny. I did not know hulk Hogan I just thought he was a really really big man. But I loved it when I was little, even the villain was funny to an extent.But now eleven years later I watched it again. Funny how you remember what the lines were and the music lyrics in that long time. It brought back memories but sadly I now saw how weak it was in some areas; especially the stunts. How ever if you do not watch it critically and enjoy the humour I think anyone can enjoy it.What really amazed me was little Madeline Zima's acting; she was not excellent but I thought she gave a great effort in fact she reminded me of me when I was a little girl. How many times had I screamed at my brother to get what I want.Overall it is a weak movie but keep an open mind, it was made in the early nineties, also what Hulk Hogan gets up to with Madeline I think is priceless. How often do you see a wrestler in a tutu with curly hair in ribbons.
This movie is SO much better than the Vin Diesel movie "The Pacifier." Sure, it was funny to see a serious action star (the one from the very first "xXx" film) get in a big mess with several wacky children, but "Mr. Nanny" takes the cake as a very funny "man of the house" type of film! Why? Because of Hulk Hogan (or the American Tor Johnson, as I like to call him)! The DVD cover looks funny; and the movie is really funny, also. So people who like "The Pacifier," give up on that movie and come watch something more funny and more decent (if you know what I mean): "Mr. Nanny!" Oh, and don't forget a movie that goes an entire decade before this movie: "Mr. Mom!" Good stuff, they are!