Set in a world where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young Will Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.
Under-age agents Juni and Carmen Cortez set out on their newest 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. Written by
Anthony Pereyra <email@example.com>
Spy KIDS 3-D is like most contemporary video games: pretty to look at, a little short to play, based on traditional game-play, with self-humor and leaves you with the feeling "I want more for my money".
Yeah, the story is cheesy. Incredibly cheesy. Whatever! Few enjoyed TRON way back then - few can enjoy Spy KIDS 3-D now. This is the first movie in years (probably since TRON) that catches the Zeitgeist of our time: Video Games! I spotted many references to our society where kids grow up - not only with the TV-set but increasingly with interactive video games. Since the 1980s video games have become a great influence of our culture - this movie pays tribute to this development.
I like the first Spy Kids movie, the second one is my favorite and the third part is a mixed bag. Take the 3-D aspect: some people say the movie is boring because it is not as interactive as video games are. What's that supposed to mean? When was the last time a movie motivated you to put on and off funny looking little 3-D paper classes? That's what I call inter-active. Finally the movie made a lot of fun of video games: take the great ride with the bikes for example: looks like a parody of F-ZERO.
The strongest point of Sky KIDS 3-D is the innovation of actually bringing back 3-D in cinemas. This is a real achievement. The producers had to master technical problems, came up with a simple and wonderful solution and made the movie experience fresh once again. The little 3-D paper glasses worked just fine and some scenes in the movie really look fantastic.
The only thing that turned me off was that the movie was too short - and most of the story and other actors were cut out of the movie. And it was not as funny as Spy KIDS and the Island of Lost Dreams.
This movie isn't intended for the parents or adults, its target group is the children. I voted this movie 7 / 10 because all the kids in the cinema loved this movie. You just couldn't believe the energy in the crowd.
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