Barbaric Babysitting

The Babysitters (1994)

Peter (Peter Paul) and David Falcone (David Paul) find themselves looking for work again when a run in with a cook sees them causing chaos in the restaurant where they works as waiters. One thing leads to another and they happen to be in a park when a shipping tycoon is almost killed by some snipers, fortunately the Falcones save the day and not only become celebrities but also get hired by the tycoon to look after his orphaned twin nephews, not easy when these children are super posh and a pain in the butt. But whilst caring for the kids and falling for their private tutor the brothers also help their boss deal with bad guys sent by Leland Stromm (George Lazenby) who is behind toxic waste dumping in the city.

I have to admit I have never heard of Peter and David Paul who also go by the name the Barbarian Brothers and trust me if you had ever seen Peter and David Paul in something you wouldn't forget them. And trust me despite being a ridiculously daft and not very good movie, if you ever watch "The Babysitters" you are not going to be able to erase it from your memory very quickly and erase it is what you will probably want to do.

Now there is nothing new here as "The Babysitters" is a movie for the 9 to 13 crowd where you have a couple of larger than life characters, acting dumb and in the familiar set up of trying to look after a couple of kids whilst also having to defeat the bad guys. But everything in this movie is stupid and pretty much revolves around Peter and David acting large and looking like they belonged in a Whitesnake or Van Halen tribute band made up of weightlifters. And to be honest there would have been a time when I would have found "The Babysitters" to be dumb fun with the muscle bound antics of the Paul brothers being especially amusing but watched now it was a lot of hard work which was never anything more than stupid.

What this all boils down to is that "The Babysitters" is in truth not a bad movie and I can see how pre-teens in the 90s might have enjoyed it. But as a grown up watching this the words dumb just keep repeating on me like a cucumber sandwich.

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