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The Spy Kids journey inside the virtual reality word of a 3-D video game and must battle through tougher and tougher levels of the game - facing challenges that include racing against road warriors and surfing on boiling lava - in order to save the world from a power hungry villain.
PROFANITY: None SEX/NUDITY: None VIOLENCE: Typical cartoon violence. Nothing graphic. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None ACTION: Quite a bit of action that will appeal to young kids. COMEDY: Only a few funny scenes that will appeal to young kids.
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Review Below Average "Robert Rodriguez (Director) has somehow misplaced his
energy, his flair and his humor in this third film, which is a flat and dreary
disappointment. Even the editing seems to be missing a beat, so that there are
tiny pauses between lines of dialogue, as if each speaker if waiting to be sure
the other has finished.''
Review Good "Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over is that rare movie that
employs 3-D technology in more than a one-dimensional way. Rather than merely
startling the audience by hurtling things toward it, Spy Kids creates a
vivid fantasy world that is all the more alive in 3-D. Amid the razzle-dazzle, Spy
Kids 3-D: Game Over is sweetly inspiring. ''
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Review Below Average "The good news is that this installment shares the
high spirits and non-preachy emphasis on family solidarity that made SPY KIDS an
unexpected delight. But overall it's a harmless disappointment, hampered by the
thin story and a surprisingly dreary looking video-game setting, heavy on the
floating platforms, cartoony future-cityscapes and goofy gadgetry.''
Review Above Average "Some charm remains, but maybe the game really should
be over for now. Lacking the wide-eyed buoyancy of the first installment and the
antic compulsiveness of the second, "Spy Kids'" third and, presumably,
final edition settles for being a generic big-screen plaything."
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
It's easy to see that kids loved Spy Kids 3D. As for the adults who took them, about two-thirds of them thought it was "Very Good" or better, which is quite high for a kids movie. Only a very few adults rated it low, which again is quite good for a kids movie.
Looks like the majority of moviegoers were very pleased with their decision to see Spy Kids 3D so I recommend it as an excellent movie for the whole family.
Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected) Rather than giving you my adult opinion of this kids movie, I took my grandkids to the screening with me and here's what my granddaughter Christina (13) said: "An action movie meant for a younger audience. There was a fair amount of action, and a very small amount of comedy. 3D effects were slightly poor." My seven-year-old grandson David, who's been to more movies than most adults because of this business, said he liked it but it could have been better. I can also add that it rarely kept the attention of my two-year-old granddaughter, but very few movies do.
I would say it's a movie for kids who generally sit through a movie, maybe four-years-old, but probably no older than say ten.
Under-age agents Juni and Carmen Cortez set out on their most mind-blowing mission yet: journeying inside the virtual reality world of a 3-D video game designed to outsmart them, as the awe-inspiring graphics and creatures of gaming come to real life. Relying on humor, gadgetry, bravery, family bonds and lightning-quick reflexes, the Spy Kids must battle through tougher and tougher levels of the game - facing challenges that include racing against road warriors and surfing on boiling lava - in order to save the world from a power hungry villain.