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
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The HD/3-D process is the same used by director James Cameron for his IMAX feature Ghosts of the Abyss (2003), although the projection is different. Cameron used polarized projection only viewable in special venues. Rodriguez used the traditional anaglyph (notable for its scarlet red and cyan blue lensed glasses) projection. The cameras used for the film consisted of two custom-designed Sony HDC-950 cameras (HDCAM) which have had their image sensors separated from the main body of the camera and rehoused 70mm apart - the same distance between a pair of human eyes. This also allowed director Robert Rodriguez to view immediate 3D playback on-set. See more »
Near the end of the movie, Carmen tells Romero that they only have one pair of glasses left. This can't be true, as Carmen gives Gary glasses when he arrives and Gerti is also wearing glasses, so we can assume that Juni gave them to her. See more »
Why is it that every video game has lava in it?
Technically, that's not true. There's no lava in Halo. And in Metroid, it's molten magma.
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Alan Cumming appears as Fegan Floop in an extended prologue to explain how to use the 3-D glasses, and when to take them on and off during the film. This prologue is not included on the 2D version of the film. See more »
Would have been average at best without the 3-D...
Far inferior to it's predecessors, Spy Kids & Spy Kids 2, this third installment would have been a moderately entertaining - albeit enormously insipid - afternoon matinee, had it not been for the awful 3-D. There are newer, more advanced forms of 3-D entertainment, but director Rodriguez decided to go with the old fashioned 1950s variety - resulting in a virtually colorless mess of hazy images rushing past the audience's confused, aching eyes for an hour and a half. If they release a non-3-D version on DVD, wait for that and enjoy what little screen time was given to Ricardo Montelban, who steals what little entertainment value this stinker manages. Otherwise, save you money for a fall or winter release, when movies of any value whatsoever are typically released.
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