Director: Ivan Reitman
When I was a kid I only knew Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator. I haven't caught much of his work outside of that franchise, including his recent work. It's similar how Slyvester Stallone would always be Rocky, and Pat Morita would always be Mr. Miyagi from the Karate Kid series. One of the outside Terminator work I've seen him in is this, a light comedy about a cop pretending to be a teacher in order to foil the plans of an evil man. While this formula isn't as used anymore, I think it's safe to say that at least every action star has a kid-tandem movie in them. Just look at Vin Diesel, or Dwayne Johnson. Big men with children at their side. I think it's because somewhere in us (whether you like their movies or not), we'd like to see how big men handle little children. With the exception of actual fathers, it's a formula that movies play with time and time again.
As predictable as the title makes it to be, let's go through the story. A tough cop takes over a substitute job when his partner gets sick, therefore sticking him with a bunch of children while trying to find out the current identity of the mother and child they were looking for. At first he experiences difficulties, seeing as he himself never had a bond with his son, so he doesn't know how to handle children. However, the children end up loving him, and him loving the children and actually having fun while on the job. Of course this wouldn't be the action-comedy that it is without foiling the bad guy, would it?
Kindergarten Cop is a light comic movie that shows Schwazenegger in a different light. However, while it may give a few hours of entertainment, it ran too long, overstaying its welcome. There are other lighter flicks he star in that are more entertaining than this.